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APC-008 Primary Crusher Drive Design


Poly Chain® GT® Carbon™ drive delivers a cost effective maintenance free and compact solution for crusher.

End Market Industry  
Sugar Cane Processing

Application 
Primary Crusher 
160kW @ 1440rpm 
Required Centre Distance = 1300mm 
Required Speed Ratio = 5.33:1 down

Sugar Cane Processing Poly Chain GT Carbon Crusher

APC-008 
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New Drive Challenge
High efficiency was needed to keep power/operating costs as low as possible.

The new drive required a higher than normal speed ratio, a V-belt drive was not considered suitable. A V-belt drive also requires over 200mm width, adding extra and unnecessary load to the bearings


Solution Description
Belt = 14MGT-4326-90 Poly Chain® GT® Carbon™
DriveR Sprocket = 36 tooth
DriveN Sprockets = 192 tooth

Belt Width = 90mm

Poly Chain GT Carbon Belt Cutaway

Benefits of Gates Product

The Poly Chain® GT® Carbon™ drive offers up to 99% efficiency. At best, V-belts typically reach 97% efficiency.

The 90mm wide belt is much more compact than an equivalent V-belt option keeping the loads close to bearings.

After 18 months of ongoing use, no maintenance or downtime has been required, delivering higher productivity for the plant.


Submitted by: NeilThomson

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