ADTR-011 Paper Mill Primary Pressure Screen

Critical Paper Screen drive uses Predator® to increase life by 12 times. Change to Predator® has not required any re-tension or maintenance and $660K in potential downtime savings.

End Market Industry  
Paper Mill

Primary pressure screen
250kW @ 1489rpm

Original Components 
Belts = 8 x SPC5600 Challenge V-belts
DriveR Pulley = 8/SPC315
DriveN Pulley = 8/SPC1250

Paper Mill Predator Belt Primary Screen

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The existing V-belts would stretch, slip and fall off the vertical drive shaft, halting production until they were replaced.

Downtime costs are $30,000 per hour.

Solution Description
Belt = 8 x SPC5600P Predator® V-belts
DriveR Pulley = 8/SPC315
DriveN Pulley = 8/SPC1250

Predator Belt Cutaway

Benefits of Gates Product

Predator® belts have been installed and after 12 months no maintenance or retensioning has been required.

With belt changes taking approximately 2 hours per set, the potential downtime saved is $660,000 per year

Submitted by: Gene Halden

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