Timing belts are ideal for ensuring positioning accuracy and mechanical efficiency, and according to Rydell Industrial (Belting) , the use of timing belts in motion transfer applications is definitely on the rise, particularly in more specialised areas of materials handling such as packaging and food processing.
New timing belt types such as the 3mm pitch Gates Mectrol GMT3 FDA belting, which Rydell Industrial recently supplied for a food application using 19mm diameter pulleys, and the T10 pitch Ultrasync range from Ammeraal Beltech, represent the leading edge of design and application engineering.
"The main advantages of these new timing belts in applications such as these, include the ability to use commonly available pulley types such as T10 and AT10 and 8M HTD," says product application specialist at Rydell's Melbourne Head Office, Doug White. These pulleys are easier to procure in aluminium and stainless steel and the much higher load capacity of belts reinforced with aramid fibres such as Kevlar.
“Rydell designs, supplies, installs, and maintains an enormous range of belt types, however these food grade timing belts are fast replacing older methods of conveying food products,” says White.
Rydell supplies synchronous belts to clients in all industries and operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week.