U.S.A. Drives has a diverse product capabilities serving numerous markets and companies around the globe. We pride ourselves on being able to efficiently and economically supply:
Standard and Engineered Products
Low and High Volume production
The Smallest and Largest Molded Endless belts in the Industry
Industries Served: Companies Served:
Food Processing Food Packaging Northrop Grumman
Corrugated Printing Machinery Medical Devices Otis
Small Office Electronics Personal Mobility Pitney Bowes
Bottling Machinery Exercise Equipment Hewlett Packard
Robotic Track Belts ATM/Banking Siemens
Cosmetics/Personal Hygiene Tobacco Machinery Bridgestone
Textiles Automated Packaging M&M Mars
Urethane is an appropriate choice for this application in that it will last longer and work better on a wide range of packaging materials.
The belt is extremely “special” in that it has three separate durometers throughout the belt. The first durometer is a Shore A80 formulation with a self-lubricating agent, used in the belt teeth to reduce noise. The belt body incorporates high-modulus polyester with a Shore A83 urethane formula. The final durometer, used to create the backside lugs, is a Shore A96 to Shore D65 material.
Being that the belt comes in contact with food, the belt must be made with an FDA-approved urethane. The formulation calls for a standard Shore A80 urethane and Kevlar cord construction.
A major paper manufacturer uses this belt to “flip” pieces of paper during the production process and before packaging, getting rid of unwanted static electricity.
The belt is made with a standard Shore A80 formulation and a Kevlar cord construction, with an anti-static agent added. The belt must be flexible, however the backside fins also have a rigidity that helps move the paper effectively.