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 […]

Road & Highway Safety Barrier Manufacturing 

Road & highway safety barriers

One section of the steel processing market that has a global presence is the requirement for formed steel guardrails and safety barrier systems.  Consistent with and similar to other steel processing like coiling, uncoiling, roll forming, slitting, shearing, and cutting applications, WPT Power has a range of OEM approved products to cater to this market. […]

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…

Well Servicing Products

well service rig drawworks

Workover rigs, or sometimes called well servicing rigs, are a key element in the oil and gas sector. Service rigs operate on active wells to pull and replace the key downhole components in order to extend the life of the well. Well servicing rigs…

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…

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 […]

Low Inertia Clutch and Brake PPLI Upgrade for the Steel Industry

Many of WPT Power’s recent news releases have focused on improvements to existing clutch, brake, and PTO designs. Similarly, this article focuses on another WPT Power innovation, the Power Performance Low Inertia (PPLI) upgrade for that range of clutch and brakes. Critical Components Within the Steel forming and manufacturing sector, a plant’s shear is a critical component […]