Last month, conveyor and processing belts manufacturer Habasit presented its complete timing belt portfolio at leading trade fair for integrated automation, motion and drives Hannover Messe Fair.
The range of applications for timing belts in drive technology and intralogistics is significant. The company’s HabaSYNC Flex timing belts play a central role in this, with the main features being the focus on precision, reliability and flexibility in use.
Another focus of the Flex timing belt is its spirally wound tension members, which ensure significantly increased tensile strength of the joined belt, combined with high abrasion resistance and resistance to many factors influencing everyday industrial use.
HabaSYNC Flex timing belts are ideal for transporting heavy loads and are therefore suitable for use in high-performance conveyor systems.
Timing belts transport goods on conveyor lines, but are also used in drives. Habasit HabaSYNC high-performance timing belts provide movement in these areas.
The company demonstrated how timing belts can transport significantly heavy loads with accuracy, move various goods safely and drive components reliably. The complete portfolio includes timing belts in a range of widths, from individual packaging through to extensive accessories.
The timing belts also make use of durable materials and are simple to maintain, which allows for low operating costs.
The bandwidths range from 10 mm to 600 mm. These belts, the widest available on the market, have the pitch T10 or H and are made of thermoplastic polyurethane with a tensile body of aramid. Depending on the application, individual configurations are possible.
The thermoplastic polyurethane, with a hardness of 88 to 92 Shore A (depending on the nature of the base material), is also a material that has excellent properties in a variety of areas. On the one hand, it is resistant to oil, grease or chemical agents, and on the other hand, hydrolysis-resistant.
Loss of time during maintenance work on conveyor systems and when changing timing belts or conveyor belts results in an increase in operating costs. It is for this reason that Habasit has developed smart mechanical end connectors for its timing belts and conveyor belts that are robust and simple to use, significantly reducing downtime.
With HabaSYNC hinge joint and pin joint for timing belts, the change is done much faster.
For particularly heavy loads, the HabaSYNC Flex timing belts are ideal. Helically wound cords provide significantly increased tensile strength, compared with timing belts with an end connection. The belts can also be used for high-power transmission.
Another key feature of HabaSYNC Flex timing belts is the variable arrangement of wound cords in the belt. Individual slitting lanes are possible in any width and distance up to a total width of 150 mm, for example, 6 mm × 25 mm, 5 mm × 30 mm, 9 mm × 16 mm or 4 mm × 35 mm, or other sizes, and thus meet the requirements of many demanding applications.
The seamless Flex timing belts are ideal for synchronised transport and precise positioning of heavy loads. The seamless design allows accurate positioning over the entire belt length and gentle transport without damage or bottlenecks.
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor: Features
The variety of thermoplastic polyurethane and cord selections, combined with customisable cord arrangement, provides unique belts that are able to handle products safely in many extreme environmental conditions.