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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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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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Byron Baber and Roger Gardea receiving award on behalf of WPT. WPT Power Corporation was evaluated by Best Companies Group, (BCG) an independent Texas firm, and is pleased to be recognized as one of the “2019 Best Companies to Work for in Texas.”  BCG surveyed WPT’s employees and reviewed several of its key measures. Those...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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