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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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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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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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Caliper brakes are essential components in applications beyond what most associate with the automotive world. Drawworks on both land and off-shore operations, well servicing rigs, forestry equipment and others all rely on heavy duty brakes. Depending on the operating conditions, caliper brakes are used in straightforward applications such as static holding, stopping, and include tensioning....
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Australian distributor, Statewide Bearings worked closely with WPT Power and a large sawmilling firm to look for a solution to increase the plants uptime. The end user has in operation a 66” chipper as part of their automated production process and in the course of normal performance it requires the knife heads be  changed daily....
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WPT Power is pleased to announce that Tyler Kisner has rejoined our team overseeing purchasing and scheduling. Kisner returns to WPT with over ten years of experience in procurement and purchasing within the manufacturing and casting industries. Most recently he was a Plant Planner / Master Production Scheduler for Peerless Mfg. in Denton, TX and...
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