Power Take Off
Large vehicles often need to carry out important tasks that involve powering separate equipment such as liquid pumps and sweepers. This is where Power Take Off comes in.
Power Take Off (PTO)
Power Take Off (PTO) is the term used for taking power from an operating power source, such as the main engine of a lorry and using it to operate any separate machines or equipment. The energy from this can then be used to lift, transport or crush, depending upon the device attached to the engine.
Large vehicles need to carry out tasks on route that involve the powering of separate equipment such as vaccuum and liquid pumps, gritters, sweepers and blowers. This is where Power Take Off comes in. These PTO units are also ideal for use with cranes and skip delivery lorries where a hydraulic lift has been used. Recording the delivery of skips can also provide accountability for driver actions.
Where these additional bits of equipment have digital switches, we are able to install display units that clearly show when the power transferral has taken place. Each "use" event is displayed on the main account against the vehicle for future reference. Reports are available to customers to show these historical events if required.
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VeriLocation can install PTO relay switches to capture PTO use and integrate this into an input on the GPS device using input high or low sensing. This state is displayed on the website using icons and telematics reports to give date / time of PTO use.
HGV tractor transmissions have one or more locations which allow for a PTO to be mounted. PTO suppliers will usually require details of the make, model and even serial number of the transmission. The PTO is engaged/disengaged using the main transmission clutch and a remote control mechanism which operates on the PTO itself. Typically an air valve is used to engage the PTO, but a mechanical linkage, electric or hydraulic mechanisms are also options.
Units will be rated according to the continuous and intermittent torque that can be applied through them and different models will offer different "PTO shaft rotation to engine RPM" ratios.
Typical applications include:
- Using lifts
- Operating cranes
- Powering a blower system
- Running water pumps
- Operating winches
- Raising dump trucks
- Using gritters
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