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How Water Cooled Brakes Work

Jul 19, 18 • Brakes1 Comment

How Water Cooled Brakes Work

Traditional disk brakes usually experience very high temperatures which can have severely detrimental effects on their performance. To lower these temperatures, the use of fluids such as water is imperative to eliminate much of this friction-generated heat.

What are Water-Cooled Brake Systems?

A water-cooled brake disc consists of central and stationary aluminum cooling plate that has an internal chamber which circulates the water coolant. It also has a series of cast iron sectors which are mounted on opposite sides of the disc plate. This is to allow for contact from the friction material carried by discs on the shaft to be slowed down. The cooling plate and iron cast sectors are usually divided by thermally insulative layers such as thin air gaps.

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Difference Between Wet Brakes vs. Dry Brakes

Oct 18, 17 • Brakes, Industrial Mechanical PartsComments Off on Difference Between Wet Brakes vs. Dry Brakes

wet brakes aka oil cooling brakes

WHAT ARE WET BRAKES AND ARE THEY MORE EFFECTIVE

From a physics perspective, brakes on automobiles are built to convert kinetic energy (your moving vehicle) into heat energy (friction). In a car for example, the car then stops because of the energy conversion.

When it comes to heavy machinery, power is needed to effectively keep it from moving. You cannot just use any product because there are times when heavy vehicles will meet extreme weather and conditions.

Therefore, you need to research on what kind of tool to use to get that extra punch in the vehicle’s stopping power.
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WPT POWER Sales Awards

Apr 14, 16 • Air Clutches, Brakes, Clutches, Local News, NewsComments Off on WPT POWER Sales Awards

Motley Crew

2015 was a great year for us.

We achieved some outstanding accomplishments; namely, winning a handful of awards:

  • The Distributor with the Largest Increase in Sales!
  • Top 5 in Mechanical PTO Sales
  • Top 5 in Overall Sales
  • Top 5 in Assembly Sales

If anyone is looking for WPT Power products, you now know who to call for the best!

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K & L Becomes the “Full Line Distributor” for WPT in North Texas Area

Feb 1, 13 • Brakes, Clutches, Industrial Mechanical Parts, New Inventory Arrivals, Power Take OffsComments Off on K & L Becomes the “Full Line Distributor” for WPT in North Texas Area

To complement our WPT Mechanical line of power products, K & L Clutch is pleased to announce their appointment as the “Full Line Distributor” in North Texas for WPT Power Products. Effective 2/1/13 we will handle the complete line of outstanding products that WPT offers. This includes Type 1 andWPT mecanical power take off image Type 2 Pneumatic and Hydraulic PTOs, Power Grip and PO Clutches, Water Cooled Brakes, Low Inertia Clutches and Brakes, Pump drives, and Caliper Brakes. With this appointment, K & L Clutch becomes the only certified service center for WPT Power Products in the North Central Texas area. If your unit is in need of repair, we can do it.

We are ready to service you now. Please call any of our experienced sales associates and ask more about the “Full Line” of WPT products we can serve you with.

Contact us for more information. We’ll get your project back up and running in no time.

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