Increased power rating with Poly Chain belts

The Poly Chain GT Carbon is Gates most powerful synchronous belt, has been designed for optimum performance on high torque, low speed drives in any industrial application. This lightweight belt features increased power ratings of up to 30 per cent higher than previous constructions, while maintaining the same long service life.

Poly Chain GT Carbon belts operate on Poly Chain GT sprockets and do not require any adaptation of existing GT2 applications. The belt’s construction is based on innovative design. The body and teeth of the belt are made of a unique polyurethane compound, making the belt tough and virtually immune to abrasion and chemical attack.

The belts are ideal for washdown environments when used with Gates nickel plated or stainless steel hardware. These belts also make an excellent alternative to roller chains, requiring neither retensioning nor lubrication. Space-saving, weight-saving and money-saving, Poly Chain GT Carbon drives offer a long and reliable service life.

Its teeth and body are made of a lightweight polyurethane compound, especially blended for adhesion to the cords and fabric. The carbon fibre tensile cords provide extraordinary power carrying capacity.

Flex fatigue life of carbon is exceptional, and its high impact strength withstands shocks and surge loading.

Another in the Gates range is the Poly Chain Carbon Volt belts, which deliver very good antistatic performance. Antistatic power transmission belts are a must in volatile environments.

Power transmission belts that meet the ISO 9563 standard for static conductivity are only required to meet that level when new. As soon as the belts are in use, their antistatic properties decrease.

These belts deliver reliable dissipation of electrostatic charges. They are suitable on ACHE (air cooled heat exchangers) for maximum efficiency and optimum air flow. The 8GTV and 14GTV units are static conductive to ISO 9563.

They are also suitable for replacing belt and roller chain drives in explosive environments such as flour, sugar and grain processing plants.

They are of patented static conductive construction, with their teeth and body being made of a lightweight polyurethane compound, specially blended for adhesion to the cords and fabric.

They also have a patent-pending antistatic black tooth jacket, while the carbon fibre tensile cords provide good power-carrying capacity.

The flex fatigue life of carbon is great, and its high-impact strength withstands shocks and surge loading.

Other features of both belts include they are maintenance free, have 400 per cent greater capacity than HTD belts, with 99 per cent efficiency for life of the drive and cuts maintenance and downtime machinery. They can also reduce weight and overhung loads, have more than 120,000 possible drive combinations, are inert to most acids, chemicals and water, and have a temperature range of -54°C to +85°C

Gates Poly Chain GT Carbon designed to replace roller chain drives

Gates Australia has introduced its latest version of the Poly Chain GT Carbon synchronous belts, designed to replace roller chain drives.

Poly Chain provides higher efficiency and reliability whilst eliminating the maintenance required with traditional chain drives.

It is Gates’ most powerful synchronous belt, specifically designed for optimum performance on high torque, low speed drives often seen in industrial applications.

An excellent alternative to chain drives, Poly Chain offers many benefits to any business.

Poly Chain GT Carbon belts are constructed using a lightweight polyurethane compound combined with carbon fibre tensile cords providing extraordinary power carrying capacity and flex fatigue life.

This means Poly Chain GT Carbon has the strength to withstand shocks and surge loading, is virtually immune to abrasions and is much lighter than steel chain, reducing overhung loads.

Additionally, the new Poly Chain has a service life up to three times longer than conventional roller chain and up to ten times longer pulley life.

Poly Chain GT Carbon belts are completely maintenance-free, meaning no messy lubrication or oil baths or re-tensioning every few months.

They will not stretch during service, saving businesses time and money.

Poly Chain GT Carbon is inert to most acids, chemicals and water, making it an ideal solution for wet environments – unlike roller chains, which can rust, potentially contaminating food-handling spaces.

Specifications

Poly Chain GT Carbon comes in a range of pitches, including both short and extended custom lengths.

Short length versions of the belt in 5m and 8m are suitable for industrial markets requiring a short centre distance but high-density power and offer all the benefits listed above.

Poly Chain GT Carbon is also available in up to 19m extended lengths to handle longer drive centre distances. Poly Chain GT Carbon offers a massive 96 percent weight saving versus traditional, comparable transmission roller chains.

All Poly Chain GT Carbon belts are fully operational in temperature extremes of -54˚C to +85˚C and can be used for applications in a diverse range of industries.

Poly Chain GT Carbon also offers reduced width drive conversions for existing roller chain applications, and over 120,000 possible ratio combinations, making it easy to switch the drives. The space-saving, weight-saving, time-saving and money-saving drives offer a long and reliable service life.

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