APC-017 Roll Forming Machine Drive Conversion

Roll forming machine replaces high maintenance roller chain drives with zero backlash maintenance free Poly Chain® GT® Carbon™ drives.

End Market Industry  
Metal Forming

Roll forming machine
7.5kW @ 50rpm 

Original Components 
Chain = 16B simplex roller chain 
DriveR Sprocket = 36 Tooth 
DriveN Sprocket = 36 Tooth x 2 
Idlers = 16 Tooth x 3 - backside

Poly Chain GT Carbon Roll Forming Machine

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The roller chain was failing due to shock loading and elongation, requiring replacement every 2 months. This was the highest contributor to lost production in factory.

The idlers were being used to help cope with drive backlash.

Solution Description
Belt = 14MGT-2100-68 Poly Chain® GT® Carbon™
DriveR Sprocket = 44 Tooth
DriveN Sprocket = 44 Tooth x 2
Idlers = Not required

Poly Chain GT Carbon Belt Cutaway

Benefits of Gates Product

The machine has operated for the past 24 months using the one Poly Chain® GT® Carbon™ belt.

No maintenance or retensioning has been required.

No production time has been lost in last two years due to this upgrade.

Submitted by: Neil Thomson

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