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April 20-24, 2020
EXPOMIN 2020 - POSTPONED - New Date TBA
Santiago, Chile

May 04-07, 2020
OTC 2020 - CANCELLED
Houston, TX

June 09-11, 2020
The Global Energy Show 2020
Calgary, Alberta

Oil & Gas

18 February 2019

Offshore Platform King Post Cranes

Wichita Clutch Spring-Set Brakes for Offshore Platform King Post Cranes

A major global manufacturer of oil and gas drilling rigs and equipment required a winch braking solution for its king post cranes with lifting capacities up to 2,720 metric tons. The space-saving heavy-lift cranes are used to transfer equipment from support vessel decks to the platform deck.

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05 September 2018

Offshore Oil and Gas Platform

How to Choose the Right Drivetrain for Your Offshore Oil & Gas Platform

Offshore exploration and production (E&P) platforms are continuously exposed to harsh environmental conditions. Therefore, the power transmission products installed to carry out day-to-day functions need to provide extraordinary performance, durability and reliability.

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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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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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