ADTR-007 Plastic Extruder Drive

Predator® belts provide solution on plastic extruder, in half the width of standard belts. 

End Market Industry  
Plastic Processing Plant

Plastic Extruder
300kW @ 2100rpm

The narrow space restrictions of the belt guard meant designing with standard belt technology was not viable. Transmitting 300kW meant a drive 10 grooves wide was required using standard belts.

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This large 300kW plastic extruder drive needed to be designed to fit within tight space constraints.

A short motor and extruder shaft meant the required 10 belt wide, standard V-belt pulleys would not work in this application.

Solution Description
Belt = 6 x SPC4500P Predator® V-belts
DriveR Pulley = 6/SPC300
DriveN Pulley = 6/SPC355

Predator Belt Cutaway

Benefits of Gates Product

Due to the massive power transmitting capability of the Predator® belts Gates design engineers successfully designed and installed a 6 groove belt drive.

This drive of almost half the width has been in operation for 15 months with no signs wear.

Submitted by: Gene Halden

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