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 […]

​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 […]

LI Clutches and Brakes for Coiling and Uncoiling

Nearly all steel product consumed today are made from coiled steel. Parts for automobiles, appliances, lawn and garden equipment and building materials can all be found with beginnings in the coiling and uncoiling industry. Each time you see a semi-truck loaded with large rolls of steel strapped down to the trailer, you are looking at […]

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, […]