Gates Australia has a number of maintenance tools available to maximise life and efficiency of belt drives. these include:
Protect equipment operators against pinch points during belt installation and maintenance.
The Gates Belt Installation + Rotation Device (BIRD™) minimises finger and hand injuries due to hands getting caught in pinch points during routine installation and maintenance. While a drive is shut down and locked out, the BIRD™ safely facilitates a rotational inspection of a drive.
Prior to the launch of the BIRD™, in order to inspect or install a drive, personnel would pull on the belt or grab the edges of the pulley or sprocket to turn the drive. Regardless of the care taken, this procedure is inherently dangerous - a split second can lead to a hand or finger pulled into a pinch point.
The BIRD™ changes that. Ensure the safety of your staff and proper maintenance of your drives with the Gates BIRD™.
EZ Align® Laser Alignment Tools
Synchronous belt pushing off sprocket flanges? V-belts wearing on only one side? Excessive belt drive vibration? Gates EZ Align® Laser Alignment tool can solve these issues.
Reduces vibration and belt noise
Prolongs belt and pulley life
Reduces down time and energy costs
More accurate and efficient than any other method
Suitable for both V-belt and Synchronous belt drives
Uses proven reflected laser beam technology
Alignment can be made by one operator
EZ Align® can identify misalignment which is a major contributor of the most common drive problems, improper installation and maintenance.
Draftguard® Anti-Rotation Device
Gates Draftguard® Anti-Rotation Device Improves Worker Safety During Maintenance On Fan Drives By Eliminating 'Back Drafting' Which Can Cause Serious Injury.
When turned off for maintenance fan drives can rotate backwards, generally by reason of air movement across the fan blades. Draftguard® anti-rotation device secures the drive from spinning backwards during maintenance operations as well as protect the entire system from extreme shock loads during start-up, causing unnecessary wear of the motor components, drive frame and potential belt breakage.
Optimum belt drive performance is not achieved via guess work, you need the right tools for the job. Our most popular Maintenance Tool Kit [GIBMAINT-3] allows any belt drive to be accurately installed and maintained.
It includes our premium 508C Sonic Tension Meter and EZ Align® Green laser alignment tool. The Belt Wear Gauges allow for quick V-belt pulley inspections. The aluminium tension plates can be installed on the drive or guard to ensure belt details and tensioning data are always on hand. Three other kit versions are available with slightly different components included suiting your requirements and budget.
Sonic Tension Meter & Accessories
V-belts slipping or rolling over in pulley grooves? Synchronous belts stripping teeth or skipping teeth? Gates 508C Sonic Tension Meter can eliminate these problems.
Output readings measurable in hertz, pounds, kilograms and newtons.
Improved frequency range from 10-5000 hertz.
Variable frequency range filters.
Auto gain control automatically adjusts meter sensitivity.
20 memory registers for belt contents.
LCD screen with back light.
Tension Tester and Accessories
Item Codes - Single Barrel - 15kg: 7401-0076 Double Barrel - 30kg: 7401-0075 Gates have available two tension testing tools for use in the servicing of belt drives.
The single barrel (15kg) and the double barrel (30kg) tester can be used to accurately measure the tension of individual or joined belts upon installation or during maintenance.
Using the tension testers ensures that correct tension is maintained and is repeatable. This will yield not only a longer service life but a predictable one, enabling scheduled replacement rather than breakdown replacement.
TENSION PLATES & STICKERS
Item Codes - Plate: 496-1997 Sticker: 496-5008 No more guessing tensions or wondering what the correct belt should be. Gates can supply all your drive critical information on aluminium badge plates or stick-on labels that can be attached right onto the machine.
With the badge or label specifying which belt to use and how many, incorrect belt installation is avoided.
Item Code - 7401-10001 Gates Belt Measurer can be mounted on your wall to easily find the inside length of a V-belt. It provides an accurate measure of all belt sizes between 600mm to 4100mm.
Belt and Pulley Gauges
Gates colour coded belt and pulley gauges detect worn pulleys and identify belt cross sections.
The pulley gauges fit standard industrial grooves, identifying excessive wear before it leads to premature belt failure. The belt gauges can also be used to identify belt cross sections when labels have been worn away. All grouped together on a sturdy chain, the gauges will be a valuable tool to any fitter.
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