The key benefits of the pneumatic plate clutch, over constricting drum designs

drum style pneumatic clutch

In the industrial clutch and brake game, you don’t have to search very long to find applications that run pneumatic air-cooled plate or disc clutches. Another product style seen is the constricting drum design; these are both found predominately on oilfield equipment, grinding mills, metal forming, paper processing, and marine applications. There are some key […]

Power Grip Clutches in Marine Winch Systems

Standard Clutch Marine Winch

Marine winch systems are used in the offshore industry in numerous applications. Common examples include anchor handling, towing, and mooring. Regardless of the application, most systems utilize a clutch to disconnect the drive system from the winch drum. WPT Power has been supplying Power Grip clutches in marine winch systems for over 20 years. Leading […]

PTO Retro-fit Kit

Dredge PTO

If you are the owner of an older dredge from Ellicott or another manufacturer you may have run into this issue. The availability of replacement parts for the Power Take-off (PTO) clutch is getting thin. Luckily…

Identifying your SAE Flywheel Size

SAE Housing

Identifying your SAE flywheel size can sometimes be a daunting task if you are not seasoned in the industrial engine sector. When selecting a Power Take-off (PTO) for an application, clutches are normally…

Maintenance Series Part# 2 – Clutch and Brake Alignment

Power Take-off Alignment

Following on from our recent maintenance article on Clutch and Brake Shimming, we are now going to highlight the importance of achieving the correct alignment. Although there are a couple of other factors, a properly aligned and shimmed WPT clutch or brake…

100 Best Companies to Work for in Texas

Best Company

WPT power was recently named as one of the 2021, “100 Best Companies to Work for in Texas.” This ranking is from a program created by Texas Monthly, the Texas Association of Business, the Texas Society for Human Resource Management, and Best Companies Group. This award is the fifth consecutive year…

Proper Installation Adjustment and Care of Your WPT Power Take-Off

As WPT has grown over the years to be a leader in the global mechanical Power Take-off (PTO) market, we have strived to ensure that each product that we put out into the industry is accompanied by a detailed installation and maintenance manual. Proper care and installation are…

Maintenance Series Part # 1 – Shimming the Clutch and Brake

Quite often WPT encounters clients in the field that don’t quite recognize the importance of correct clearances and the shimming. Some customers are just unaware of the need to adjust the shim stack when it comes to new friction verses used friction. Shimming is also required…

Sand and Gravel Dredge

Dredging is the process of excavating material from the bed of a body of water. This can be to clear a river or harbor, reshape land, alter drainage, or recover mineral deposits. In this article, we will be looking at…