ADTR-003 Aluminium Processing Plant PDA Blower

High Speed PDA Blower unit belts lasting  days, new Predator® drive still running after 6 months.

End Market Industry  
Aluminium Processing Plant

PDA blower
75kW @ 1480rpm

Original Components 
Belts = 5 x SPB2800 Optibelt Red Power II V-belts
DriveR Pulley = 5/SPB400 
DriveN Pulley = 5/SPB180

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The existing belts installed on the blower were lasting in the range of 2 hours to 4 weeks. The current belts would stretch, slip, burn up and fly off the drive during failure.

Solution Description
Belt = 5 x SPB2800P Predator® V-belts
DriveR Pulley = 5/SPB400
DriveN Pulley = 5/SPB180

Predator Belt Cutaway

Benefits of Gates Product

Predator® belts were installed and have successfully run for 6 months so far with no maintenance required.

Submitted by: Gene Halden

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