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Poly Chain® GT® Carbon™ vs. Roller Chain

Supplier: Gates Australia
04 July, 2008

Gates NEW belt features a carbon fiber tensile cord that provides high strength and length stability, while reducing stretch on drive systems used in lowspeed, high-torque applications. The Gates carbon cord construction also provides more flexibility than aramid fiber reinforcement, thus allowing the use of backside idlers.

The NEW belt drive system is available in over 118,000 drive combinations that are designed toreplace high-maintenance roller chain drives. With a 15 percent increase in horsepower ratings over previous Gates polyurethane synchronous belt, the new Poly Chain® GT® Carbon™ belt drive systems are an ideal replacement for No.35 – No.120 roller chain, because they will reduce lifetime system costs by
providing significant maintenance and downtime savings.

These significant advantages are why your roller chain customers are
better off switching to Poly Chain® GT® Carbon™.Designed for maximum performance on existing Gates Poly Chain™ GT®2 sprockets, the belt is available in 8mm and 14mm pitch sizes, and has a distinctively noticeable blue jacket colour.
Poly Chain® GT® Carbon™ drive systems pack a lot of power into a small space, matching the capacity of the roller chain drives width-for-width in most pitch sizes.

THE IDEAL ROLLER CHAIN ALTERNATIVE
• Maintenance-free drive
• Outlasts roller chain 3-to-1
• Accommodates the use of backside idlers
• Compact drive components provide versatility to drive designers

A COMPARISON OF FEATURES AND BENEFITS GATES POLY CHAIN® GT® CARBON™ BELT DRIVES HAS TO ROLLER CHAIN DRIVES.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS
No maintenance Uptime and reduced costs
No re-tensioning Uptime and reduced costs
No lubrication No contamination; reduced costs
Longer service life Parts and labour cost savings; reduced downtime
High strength, low stretch Reduced maintenance and downtime
Resistance to caustic wash down chemicals
No corrosion problems

If you’re dealing with daily wash downs in an food processing plant environment or generally harsh operating conditions, the Poly Chain® GT®Carbon™ belt is built to take it. Made of chemically resistant polyurethane compound, this patented carbon fibre tensile cord construction offers excellent resistance to moisture, chemicals, pollutants and abrasion. This is complimented with the Gates Poly Chain® GT® stainless steel and nickel-plated sprockets which provide a rust proof solution for frequent wash down. Unlike roller chain, you won’t have to worry about rust or contamination.

Poly Chain® GT® Carbon™ drives reduce overall cost and can pay for themselves in less than one year. The carbon belt drive system eliminates the problems associated with roller chain drives, resulting in savings that can amount to hundreds, if not thousands of dollars per year.

For additional information, go to http://www.gatesprograms.com/.