Mechanical actuators, such as process belts, timing belts (pulleys), flat belts, toothed belts and conveyor belts are elements used with timing belt drives in both a motor and a final drive. A timing belt drive transfers power between two parallel shafts. A toothed pulley is attached to each shaft and the belt then connects the pulleys. They are made of fiberglass, silicone, polyurethane, polyester, neoprene, steel, carbon or kevlar (aramid).
What are timing belts?Timing belts are made of durable materials such as neoprene and fiberglass, and offer precise and quiet performance. This makes them ideally suited for applications requiring a high degree of precision, such as when filling bags of powdered or liquid products. In addition, timing belts are resistant to high temperatures and humidity, making them suitable for use in demanding environments.
What are vacuum belts?Vacuum belts are designed to work with vacuum systems, making them perfect for packaging products that are prone to air bubbles or need to be flattened during the packaging process. These belts are made of special materials that are resistant to abrasion and extreme temperatures, making them long-lasting and low-maintenance.
What are flat belts?Flat belts are the most versatile belt option and are often used for conveying products through the packaging machine. Made of materials such as rubber, polyurethane and PVC, they can be customized to meet the specific needs of your machine. Flat belts resist wear and tear and have a long service life, making them a cost-effective solution for many packaging companies.
Whether you choose timing belts, vacuum belts or flat belts, you can trust these drive belts to provide reliable performance and keep your packaging machine running smoothly. They are also easy to install and maintain, saving time and money in the long run. Contact a transmission belt specialist to determine which belt is the best fit for your VFFS machine and your specific packaging needs.