Power Pump Drives (PPD) are excellent pieces of equipment that are best suited for off-highway and mobile equipment. Power Pump Drives mount directly to the SAE housing in the engine and to the flywheel. Using a flexible rubber coupling, PPDs dampen dangerous torsional engine vibrations. This can prolong the life of your engine while driving power where it needs to go. It’s no wonder Asia-Pacific markets rank as the fastest growing zones for Industrial Brakes and Clutches. The CAGR for this marketplace was 8.4% over the analysis period, an extremely rapid growth. So, what are some of the machines that can benefit most from power pump drives?
- Wood Chippers
Used in tandem with hydraulic power take off clutches, PPDs are perfect for wood chippers. The engine driving the blades of a wood chipper will create a lot of torsional vibration, which is then dampened by the PPD.
- Road Working Machines
While out on the road, workers need to rely on their machinery for many hours at a time. The vibration from passing cars could, if no PPD is used, cause a lot of problems.
- Rock Grinders and Crushers
One of the most rugged pieces of industrial equipment out there is a rock grinder. A lot of force is applied in a downward direction, but the reverberation can cause significant distress to any machinery not capitalizing on PPD technology.
- Marine Propulsion
Waves and instability at sea are a constant obstacle to overcome. Power pump drives make it possible to not only maintain full functionality but also power other pumps on the watercraft.
- Multi-Pump Machines
Another major benefit of using a PPD is that it can have eight pump mounting locations. This allows you to direct engine power with total control and unparalleled versatility. This takes power pump drives to the next level.
The industrial world is always on the hunt for new pieces of equipment that can revolutionize utility and maximize efficiency. PPDs are just one example. If you would like to learn more about the industrial brake and high torque clutch industry, contact us today or visit our blog.