24 Aug Tightening the belt: Continuous improvement for the earth moving sector
The belt is arguably the most understated worker of the mining industry, according to CBC’s Steve Hittmann.
The Gates® PowerGrip™ GT4™ is the latest in materials science for belt design.
“The belt is made from ethylene-propylene elastomer rubber (EPR) which is resistant to heat, oxidation, weather, brake fluids, oils and greases. In addition to this, it has a fiberglass layer with tensile cords to reduce the amount of stretch,” Steve explains.