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…

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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…

LI Clutches & Brakes In Extrusion Applications

As a market leader in Low Inertia Clutch and Brake applications, WPT products can be found in a number of industries. One of our faster growing industries is one that involves Plastic and Elastomer Extrusion. Here, our Low Inertia Clutches and Brakes are used on equipment that batch mixes materials that are then force fed […]

OTS for Vacuum Trucks

In the world of recycling, there’s a plethora of machines designed to aid in the reclamation of waste products. Industrial dust collectors are one example, and WPT has played an active role in supplying our PTOs for these machines for quite some time. Large truck or trailer mounted vacuum systems which are powered by diesel […]

​How to Measure the Operating Clearance in Your Power Grip PO Clutch

Proper maintenance is crucial to getting the performance and life from your WPT industrial clutches. During normal operation of the clutch, the friction discs will wear slowly over time. Below we will show you how to check the operating clearance in your Power Grip PO clutches. Safety First If the clutch is still installed on […]

Amish Sawmills

Sawmills have been used in the United States for decades to convert raw timber into lumber. Lumber from these mills is primarily used to make housing structures, furniture, pallets, & flooring. Sawmills work by positioning a log on one end and cut-to-length lumber exits the other. Trees chosen to be harvested are chopped down, delimbed, […]

Component Focus – WPT Power Friction Material

For nearly 30 years, WPT Power has prided themselves on manufacturing robust, high-quality clutch and brake assemblies and interchangeable components. All of which tackles the world’s most demanding industrial applications. Even though all the components that make up a WPT assembly are critical, there is one component that deals with the most extreme operating condition, […]