Belt Tag

How can a site or reliability manager ensure belts are achieving their life expectancy and that drives are working at optimal efficiency? According to Steve Hittmann, who is the National Product Manager for Mechanical Drive Systems at CBC, the Gates® Design Flex™ Pro™ free software tool...

Adjusting tension in a drive belt can be a lot like tuning strings on a guitar. That is given the right tools are at hand to provide correct tension readings on the belt, and accurate calculations to determine the tensioning parameters. As Gates Australia Business Development...

From the delights of Tim Tam Slams to having the vintage Arnott’s cookie tins in their house, every Australian has fond memories of growing up with Arnott’s biscuits. Keeping the biscuits rolling out the factory, however is a different story. To keep the production line smoothly...

In response to ‘Why aren’t more food and beverage manufacturers considering the viability of belt drives versus chain drives in their processes?’ CBC Sales Representative Steve Cutajar believes they absolutely should. “Synchronous belts have come a long way in recent years and today, belts can easily replace chains...

Eudanda-based Schutz Industries is an expert in design and manufacture of complete hay press plants for major Australian hay exporters. Mark Waldhuter, Purchasing Officer, says business has been booming as demand for Australia’s quality hay increases worldwide. Renowned for their reliability hay press lines, Schutz Industries uses Gates® Poly Chain® synchronous belts in...

The new PowerGrip™ GT4™ by Gates® is a high torque synchronous belt with the highest power-carrying capacity of any belt in its class. Developed based on customer feedback, the belt is well-matched to a variety of applications in the food processing industry. As CBC’s Steve Hittmann, National Product Manager for Mechanical Drive Systems and Belt Drives,...

Steve Hittmann, CBC’s National Product Manager for Mechanical Drivesystems and Belt Drives explains why the High-Performance Composite (HPC) PowerTwist v-belts by Fenner Drives are practical belts to keep in stock. Not only can these belts be installed within minutes, they excel in application in food and beverage industry as an ‘industrial workhorse.’ READ MORE...

For the past 12 years, Mick Locke, an experienced Technical Sales Representative at CBC-Toowoomba, has been regularly visiting major cotton gins in his area to assist them with maintenance queries and improvements. He knows from firsthand experience how critical it is for cotton gins to have their equipment in perfect shape...

For Mark Breasley, whose business MB Engineering works closely with coal handling and preparation plants in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales, helping extend component life on the mining equipment to improve maintenance cycles for his clients is the number one priority. It was...

How Midwest Fabrication, a Queensland-based manufacturer of grain harvesting equipment, grew from building the first machine for their own farm to gaining national recognition for their products in just over two decades is the material great Aussie success stories are made of. Martin Schutt, a second-generation...