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APC-001 Centrifugal Drive Conversion


Sugar processing centrifuge kills v-belts in as little as 2 weeks. 20mm Poly Chain® GT® Carbon™ drives for entire 6 month season with no maintenance.

End Market Industry  
Sugar Processing

Application 
Centrifugal drive (fugals)

Original Components 
Belts = 3 x SPB3550 Carlisle V-Belts
DriveR Pulley = 3/SPB375
DriveN Pulley = 3/SPB315

Poly Chain GT Carbon Centrifugal Drives

APC-001
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Problem
The belts operate in a very humid and corrosive environment. The demand power changes frequently over a large range on these drives. Belts require regular retensioning and only last anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months.

Solution Description
Belt = 14MGT-3304-20 Poly Chain® GT® Carbon™
DriveR Sprocket = 60 Tooth
DriveN Sprocket = 50 Tooth

Poly Chain GT Carbon Belt Cutaway

Benefits of Gates Product

The Poly Chain® GT® Carbon™ drive has successfully lasted the entire first season (6 months) without adjustment. It is drawing less current than previous V-belt drives.

The new drive has resulted in:
• No maintenance or retensioning
• Reduced replacements and downtime
• 10% energy savings
• 40% reduction in width
• 30% reduction in diameter
• Reduction in weight

Submitted by: Neil Thomson

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