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High Duty Power Transmission Belts for Flat Belt Drives

Benson Beltings are one of the UK's most experienced independent suppliers of Flat Drive Belts. Our experience spans the many different sectors of Industry, requiring belts for all sizes of drive requirement.

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Industry requirements dictate that a vast range of belts with different characteristics are required to meet the demands of the application.

The "Habasit Network" Connection

Benson Beltings were a founder member of the Habasit Network Partnership ensuring that our staff are fully trained with Habasit belts and equipment and that the highest quality products are supported with the highest quality service. Habasit pioneered the development of Flat Transmission Belts as industry requirements became more demanding.

Today's modern, fully synthetic, high-duty power transmission flat belts are equipped with a strong and resilient traction layer made of polyamide, polyester or aramid, and with wear-resistant, oil and grease resistant friction covers made of NBR-rubber (elastomer) that provide a high degree of consistent friction between belt and pulleys.
High efficiency synthetic flat belts are currently being used in all areas of power transmission technology due to their versatility, energy saving properties, and outstanding reliability.

Benefits of Flat Belt Drives

Power Transmission BeltsBased on the fundamental technical differences, the flat belt drive offers considerable benefits compared to the V-belt drive.


Tangential Belt Drives

Tangential Drive BeltThe tangential belt drive is mainly used in the textile industry for driving spindles on ring spinning, open-end spinning, twisting and texturising machines. In principle, this is a tangential drive where the power is not transmitted to a single driven pulley but to an array of spindles or rotors.
The spindles (rotors) are arranged in a linear manner with the belt pressed against them by pressure rollers to drive them tangentially.
This is why it is referred to as a "tangential belt drive". Tangential belt drives may have various arrangements, depending on the machine manufacturer, type and size of machines, etc.



Live Roller Drives

Live Roller DriveLive roller conveyors play an important role in modern materials handling engineering. Piece goods in a broad range of sizes can be carried over shorter or longer distances, in a straight line as well as through curves, with relatively low energy consumption. Transport usually takes place horizontally, although slight inclines are also possible. The goods are transported by a roller conveyor.
The rollers are driven by a strong and therefore relatively narrow flat belt. The power transmission between belt and rollers is accomplished by the use of pressure rollers. The transported goods move in the opposite direction to that of the drive belt.
Due to their relatively low belt speeds, the demands regarding running properties are relatively low. However, the belts still have to be robust, because they are often exposed to strong mechanical loads, e.g. due to start/stop operation, relative movement on stationary rollers, lateral contact on flanged pulleys, etc.

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