End Market Industry
150kW @ 990rpm
A high capacity belt drive was required for a high power plastic extruder. The challenge was to transmit this power, but only a very narrow space was available and the shaft lengths were quite short.
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|New Drive Challenge
This application would require 30 standard SPB V-belts (586mm wide) with the same diameter pulleys as the final Poly Chain® GT™ Carbon™ solution (90mm wide).
Even a high performing HTD timing belt would need to be 170mm wide with sprockets twice the diameter to transmit this load.
An ultra-high power density belt drive was needed.
Belt = 14MGT-2660-90 Poly Chain® GT™ Carbon™
DriveR Sprocket = 38 Tooth
DriveN Sprocket = 90 Tooth
Benefits of Gates Product
The Poly Chain® GT™ Carbon™ belt can transmit the 150kW in only 90mm wide, unlike any other product on the market.
Submitted by: Gene Halden