UpComing Tradeshows

April 30 - May 03, 2018
OTC 2018
Houston, TX

Oil & Gas

20 April 2017

OTC 2017 Booth Photo

Companies of Altra Industrial Motion will attend OTC 2017

Founded in 1969, the Offshore Technology Conference is the world’s foremost event for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection. OTC ranks among the largest 200 trade shows held annually in the United States and is among the 10 largest meetings in terms of attendance.

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14 September 2015

Wichita Clutch Composite Jackets

Wichita Clutch Composite Jackets Save Precious Fresh Water On Offshore Oil & Gas Drilling Rigs

Offshore oil rigs often operate in harsh, isolated locations where fresh water supplies from shore or tankers can be very unreliable. The cost of fresh water on these rigs is very expensive. On-board fresh water storage capacity is typically only around a weeks supply.

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09 March 2015

Drilling Rig Drawworks Topdrive

Wichita Clutch 118VM Plate Brake for Drilling Rig Topdrive

A leading global manufacturer of drilling rigs and oilfield equipment required a topdrive braking solution for a new 750-ton land-based rig. The brake provides dynamic emergency stopping and static holding of the topdrive during drilling operations. The brake needed to be ATEX-certified and had to accommodate high disengaged running speeds while providing a high torque capacity in a compact space envelope.

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11 December 2014

Drilling Platform

Keeping their cool - Marine clutches and brakes

The marine environment is extremely harsh and delivering equipment capable of performing reliably and efficiently requires expert design engineers combined with advanced materials technology. Neil Wright, Managing Director of Wichita Clutch, assesses the requirements of modern marine clutches and brakes, which play such a crucial role in a variety of applications.

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09 May 2014

Offshore Platform Cable Reels

Wichita Clutch AquaMaKKs Water Cooled Brakes for Oil Platform Mooring Winches

Wichita Clutch shipped its first AquaMaKKs brakes with composite water jackets in late 2008 and early 2009 to provide heavy-duty tension control on new mooring winches being installed on retrofitted offshore oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.

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