The Muncie Start is the Newest Torque Taming Dynamo
Now operating with a modulating clutch and PTO option
Muncie Power Products recently introduced their newest power take-off option, the Muncie Start. This new little powerhouse is designed to reduce startup torque for high-inertia loads, which in turn allows for a smooth engagement of the PTO. The Muncie Start is tailored for applications such as compressors, generators, blowers, water pumps, and vacuum pumps.
Unlike traditional systems with an unmodulated clutch, Muncie Start operates via modulation of the clutch, allowing for high-inertia loads to be eased into engagement as opposed to being slammed.
Muncie Start eliminates torque spikes through the power take-off, truck drivetrain and mounted auxiliary equipment upon startup, resulting in increased life of the power take-off and driven mechanical components. The PTO option also prevents engine stalls at low engagement RPM.
The option is currently available for Muncie Power’s FR6Q Series power take-offs, but will be applicable for other clutch shift PTO models soon. A power take-off with the Muncie Start solution has the same casting and installation as that of a PTO within the same family without the option.
By Ashley Burt
on May 1, 2018
Muncie Power Products
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