Narrow belt for low to mid rate applications

The Narrow Belt Sorter is a modular and scalable belt that optimizes material flow and sorting accuracy in production operations and distribution center environments. The sorter is available in 2, 4, 6, or 10 carrier belt configurations and accommodates cartons, tote boxes, and trays of various sizes. The modular design is energy efficient; one drive

Rise to Greater Heights with Dorner’s New SmartFlex® Helix Conveyor in Booth C-1444 at PACK EXPO 2017

Need to move product up or down in a tight space? Then you need to see Dorner’s new SmartFlex® Helix Conveyor, which is making its debut in Booth No. C-1444 at PACK EXPO 2017, Sept. 25-27, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The new SmartFlex Helix Conveyor features a proprietary flexible

BRECOflex CO., LLC Launches a Free Custom 3D Model Configurator on their Website

BRECOflex CO., LLC announces the launch of their exclusive 3D configurator for generating models of custom pulleys and timing belts. The 3D configurator was designed by the BRECOflex engineering department and is available exclusively through their website at www.brecoflex.com/3d-configurator-signup/. Registration is free and users can get instant login access to three different custom 3D model

Conveyor increases sanitation and pocket capacity

It’s a staggered sidewall belt that’s unlike anything you’ve seen before. The staggered sidewall belt for the AquaPruf VBT Conveyor features Vertical Belt Technology, which makes it easier to clean and sanitize, provides greater pocket capacity, and requires less maintenance than a traditional bucket elevator. This sanitary conveyor is a redesign of the industry standard

Precisely synchronize conveyor belts and robots

An increasing number of processes in production lines require synchronization with conveyor belts. Ensuring the high levels of speed and precision needed to accomplish this previously required highly complex control solutions. Production lines with conveyor belt tracking have an advantage: Since the production process never comes to a stop, they can achieve higher production volumes.

Roller chain for high speed & harsh environments from Tsubaki Power Transmission, LLC

Tsubaki Power Transmission, LLC is pleased to introduce its newest product; Titan Series Chain, to its already extensive Roller Chain line-up. The Titan Series Chain integrates the latest advancements from Tsubaki’s engineering research and development to increase the wear life of roller chains in high speed and harsh environments. Titan Chain incorporates the best features

Longest endless timing belts help propel hovercraft

In two new hovercrafts, the British manufacturer Griffon Hoverwork relies on timing belts with carbon tensile from ContiTech Power Transmission Group. At 5,502 mm (216.6 in.) and 4,956 mm (195.1 in.), they are some of the longest endless polyurethane belts that have ever been produced. They drive the propellers and turbines of the giant hovercrafts,

New intelligent continuous chain monitoring system from iwis

Chain manufacturer iwis drive systems has developed a new monitoring system for measuring chain elongation. The new, patented CCM (Chain Condition Monitoring) system measures the wear elongation of chains in use and warns the maintenance personnel in advance if the chain needs to be replaced. The CCM system can be quickly and easily integrated in

1-minute V-belt changes demonstrated at AHR show

Browning will introduce an expanded range of sizes at AHR for its self-tensioning Tenso-set motor base, and provide training and award an iPad Air to the winner of a belt-change speed contest at the booth. The expanded product range for the energy-saving Tenso-set base will include up to NEMA 447 and equivalent IEC motor frame

Centering Belts and Reject Paddle Featured in Process Line

The manufacture of insulation rolls and batts is among the many diversified industries using LEWCO equipment. Recent units built for a customer serving this industry included conveyors for three process lines. Among the custom individual units were modular plastic belt conveyors, product reject paddles, and powered centering belts. A portion of one process line is

Altra Industrial Motion Launches Website for the Farm and Agriculture Industries

Altra Industrial Motion announced it has launched a new website, www.altrafarmandag.com, that gives engineers and technical professionals in the farm and agriculture industries a resource for power transmission and motion control solutions. The website is organized into five product sections: clutches and brakes, linear actuators, gearing, belted drives and castings. Product photos, features, benefits and

Selecting the Right Components for Harsh Environments

Watch the webinar & download the slides below Whether you’re dealing with excessive temperatures, corrosives like salt or sand, or need components that can handle frequent wash downs, selecting the right products for the job will help ensure a greater return on your investment. Learn how to avoid common hose system and belt drive problems

Convey Products Smoothly with Magnetic Chain

Keeping bottles and other products upright while conveying them throughout a warehouse or distribution center can be a challenge. This flat top chain can solve this issue. Magnetic curves for flat top chains, marketed under the Flexon brand, feature almost pulsation free running due to uniformly aligned magnetic fluxes throughout all tracks, thus conveying products

New Belt Drives White Paper from Gates

Gates Corporation offers a new white paper, “How Belt Drives Impact Overhung Load.” The educational piece explains what overhung load (OHL) is, how it is calculated and the negative impact it has on shafts and bearings. The white paper also provides designers with solutions for reducing OHL and increasing belt drive efficiency and service life.

U.S. Tsubaki Launches Redesigned Website

U.S. Tsubaki announces the launch of its new, completely redesigned website. Tsubaki’s new website is user friendly, has a new streamline design and provides more functionality than ever before. “We want to prove how strong our commitment is, not only to our products and quality, but most importantly, to our customers,” said George Basel; Director

Timing Pulleys and Belts for Minimal Backlash

GT Timing Pulleys and Belts are high torque and include four types of rugged, round tooth profile timing pulleys (2GT, 3GT, 5GT8YU). They deliver high positioning accuracy with minimal backlash.  For the 3GT, 5GT and 8YU versions, you can select construction material options that include 2017 aluminum alloy (Duralumin), 1045 carbon steel, or 1045 carbon

Long Length Synchronous Belts

The Gates Poly Chain® GT® Carbon™ synchronous belts come in longer lengths. A clean and lightweight alternative to roller chain, the belts are used for drives requiring longer center distances and high load carrying capacities. The belts last three times longer than chain, and the sprockets ten times longer. The belts do not stretch, do

Easy to clean food grade belting

Gates Mectrol food grade belting saves maintenance time and sanitation expenses in wash down environments. A drop-in replacement for 1 and 2 in. plastic modular belting, the Mectrol PosiClean® belting offers full synchronization and a smooth design that requires less water and labor during cleaning and sanitation.FlatClean™ belting is the non-fraying flat belt replacement option,

1 mm Pitch Timing Belts from SDP

New Hyde Park, NY — Stock Drive Products (ISO 9001:2000 Registered Manufacturer) announces a new series of 1 mm pitch polyurethane timing belts, designed for miniature applications and to run with the new 1 mm pitch timing belt pulleys. Offered with Kevlar® cord reinforcement, the A6B18M…Series are stocked in 22 different groove sizes ranging from

Drives, LLC Announces New Canadian Warehouse

Fulton, IL – Drives, LLC announced that they have expanded their service by adding a warehouse location in Brampton, ON Canada. The Brampton warehouse is Drives’ 7th distribution center in North America, and their newest in Canada. This new warehouse is reflective of Drives’ commitment to bringing the highest level of service to the industrial

Plastic Top Chains and Belts Reduce Servo Drive Needs

At least 75% of all products in a supermarket were conveyed with flat top chains and modular belts in the course of their production and packaging. Plastic flat top chains and modular belts can be used for most conveying tasks that require a flat transport surface, such as conveying of glass and plastic bottles, cans,

ESD Cable Carriers from KABELSCHLEPP

When manufacturing and processing electronic components, electrostatic discharge (ESD = ElectroStatic Discharge) presents a serious hazard for the sensitive electronics. In addition, the increasing miniaturization of semiconductor components means even greater sensitivity to ESD. Even More Conductive! ESD cable carriers satisfy tomorrow´s requirements. Thanks to the newESD material KABELSCHLEPP cable carriers are now even more

Quality Transmission Components Announces New Q470 Catalog

  Quality Transmission Components – QTC announces the availability of their free catalog Q470. This 352-page catalog contains over 16,000 off-the-shelf standardized components for use in MRO, R&D and production applications. The catalog, in its six chapters, details the specifications of their complete product offering of timing pulleys, timing belts, bushings, belt clamping kits, roller

Chain Track Moves Product Quietly and Cleanly

Cleanliness and noise reduction are constant needs in food/beverage and packaging applications. A new flat top chain not only meets such needs, it also provides a flat transportation surface. Flexon flat top chains are available in various plastic and stainless steel versions as both linear and curved tracks. The low-contamination materials fulfill hygiene requirements. The

igus’ Rol-E-Chain Cable Carriers

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. — igus®’ Rol-E-Chain cable carriers have a unique design: built-in wheels to facilitate travel over long distances, such as on a crane. The wheels are integrated into the cable carrier’s side links and reduce friction dramatically, which makes longer travel, heavier load and faster speed applications possible. The upper portion of a