ADTR-0015 Impeller Drive Cement Bag Filler

Predator® improves belt life on drive with harsh start stop cycles in abrasive environment that destroys standard belts

End Market Industry  
Cement Works

Impeller Drive – Cement Bag Filler
7.5kW @ 1455rpm

Original Components 
Belts = 4 x SPA1800 Optibelt V-belts
DriveR Pulleys = 4/SPA100
DriveN Pulley = 4/SPA224

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A large Australian cement works was experiencing problems with their current drive system. An 11 head cement bag filling machine was requiring belt replacements every 3 months. One of these belt drives was located at each filling head. The standard belts would stretch, glaze the sidewalls and finally crack very quickly and fail, causing interruptions to manufacturing.

Solution Description
Belts = 4 x AP70 Predator® V-belts
DriveR Pulleys = 4/SPA100
DriveN Pulley = 4/SPA224

Predator Belt Cutaway

Benefits of Gates Product

The Predator® belts Bare Back cover protects against slip and cement dust. The stretch resistant Aramid tensile cords easily cope with this application, extending belt life to 7 months and still running. At this stage belts have no visible wear and are expected to reach at least 12 months service life.

Submitted by: Gene Halden

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