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Power Take Off: All You Need to Know

Road planers, dredges, and other equipment require power from some sort of engine in order to perform their designed function. Without a power take off, it would be necessary to add a second engine to provide the power necessary to run hydraulic pumps and other driveline attached equipment. Adding a second engine simply is not...
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PTO Clutch 101: Knowing the Types and Knowing the Symptoms

Power take-off (PTO) clutches provide a mechanical disconnect between the power created by gas and diesel engines or electric motors to another piece of equipment. The PTO clutches enable the transmission of that energy to auxiliary equipment that does not generate its own power.  Within the industrial sector, there are three types of actuation, hydraulic,...
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Northstar Power Adds Value to a Bulk Handling OEM

Building a thriving business on special requests since the early 50’s, this bulk handling manufacture understands the importance of meeting customer’s specific needs. The numerous variations offered in their feed truck lines and how they perform determines their future business. With that in mind, they are very focused on how the equipment is built and...
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Manufacturer & Distributor Partnership Offers Ongoing Supply and Support to Australian Sand Miner

Sand mining and dredging is crucial to manufacturing as well as infrastructure construction. The sand is often used for abrasives in manufacturing, road & building construction, replacement for eroded coastlines, road traction during the winter, railroad ballast, and water filtration. It is a very high demand material globally which is why an Australian Sand Mining...
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Team Support Earns More Grinder Business

There is never a convenient time to experience your equipment breaking down and be out of commission. That is the case for this Wyoming customer when a failed main bearing in a competitor’s mechanical power take-off brought their grinder to a stop. Enduring the unscheduled downtime, frustration continued to mount when the ID plate was...
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Kevin Gonzalez Joins WPT Power as System Administrator and Webmaster

WPT Power is pleased to announce Kevin Gonzalez has joined the company as System Administrator/Webmaster. He will be  leading WPT’s IT systems development for both business and engineering departments. Additional responsibilities will include overseeing the maintenance and front-end development of the website. Gonzalez attended the Brown University and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic...
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Engine Driven Power Take Offs: Applications and Types

In an industrial capacity, the need for heavy-duty components that can handle transmitting the power required for machinery to operate translates into one specific part: the power take-off. The PTO is an essential element that transfers an engine’s power to another mechanical device. However, there isn’t just a single type of engine driven PTO, and...
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The Differences and Benefits of Type 1 and Type 2 PTO Clutches

There are differences between Type 1 and Type 2 power take off clutches, yet both offer many benefits and advantages to your application. Each one can be used in a variety of operations, so deciding which one is preferred will require you to look at the setup and benefits of both. Type 1 PTO Clutch...
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WPT Power Corporation Earns 2nd SHARP Award From OSHA

WPT Power Corporation has received a Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) award from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This is the second year in a row the Wichita Falls, Texas plant has earned the SHARP recognition, which identifies small business employers who demonstrate exemplary safety and health management practices. “SHARP is a...
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The Applications of a Power Grip

There are numerous applications for industrial brakes and clutches, and the global market for these items are projected to hit $1.7 billion over the next decade alone. Particular components, such as Power Grip and Power Grip PO Clutches, can be extremely beneficial in the operation of heavy machinery in oil & gas extraction, iron and...
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