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Muncie introduces new power take-off option

April 30, 2018
Muncie Power Products recently introduced a new power take-off option, Muncie Start, reduces startup torque for high-inertia loads.

Muncie Power Products recently introduced a new power take-off option, Muncie Start, which the company says reduces startup torque for high-inertia loads, allowing for a smooth engagement of the PTO.

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 company said.

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. 

Muncie Start is suited for applications such as blowers, vacuum pumps, water pumps, compressors and generators.  

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