APC-010 High Power Fan Drive

450kW fan drive uses Poly Chain® GT Carbon™ to transmit full load at 3500rpm.

End Market Industry  
Material Handling

Ultra-high power fan 
450kW @ 1450rpm 
Required Speed Ratio = 2.4 up

See more at www.GatesAustralia.com.au/CaseStudies

New Drive Challenge
A radical new project team approached Gates engineers with a quest of transmitting 450kW over a distance of only 550mm. This short centre distance meant sprocket sizes needed to be very compact. The output speed was specified at almost 3500rpm. Initial investigations revealed a belt width of 250mm wide was required if rubber timing belts were used.

Solution Description
Belt = 14MGT-2100-125 Poly Chain® GT™ Carbon™
DriveR Sprocket = 90 Tooth
DriveN Sprocket = 38 Tooth

Poly Chain GT Carbon Belt Cutaway

Benefits of Gates Product

Poly Chain® GT Carbon™ was chosen due to being the highest power density of any belt available. A standard belt width of 125mm is capable of transmitting 800kW if required.
This design team later upgraded their fan diameter and also increased the size of the motor due to the belts high power capacity.

Submitted by: Gene Halden

Register to Access Your Resource