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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...

In an aluminium smelting plant in Australia, air-borne dust was causing repeated failure of drive belts in vacuum pumps. By upgrading the drive belts from raw-edge v-belts to Gates® Predator® belts, the smelter was able to minimise belt slippage, prevent pulley wear and reduce overhung belt on...

Having the right tools for the job is the secret to optimum drive maintenance, according to CBC National Product Manager for Mechanical Drive Systems Steve Hittmann. His recommendation is the Gates maintenance kit, which features the Gates EZ Align® laser alignment tool and the Gates...

Rexnord’a Addax® composite couplings are corrosion resistant coupling with high-misalignment capacity. As the pioneer for advanced composite couplings, Rexnord first introduced Addax couplings in 1987 for the cooling tower industry. More than 30 years later, the couplings are widely used in cooling towers and other heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)...

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...

Crusher jamming incidents are common – though unwelcomed – occurrences in quarry operations. There are many reasons why a rock crusher might get jammed, with the most common causes being the entry of oversized rocks, metal components or wet material into the crusher.   While crusher jam-ups...

From the moment the wheel came into existence, people have been faced with the seemingly simple task of mounting their inventions to a shaft so that something useful could be accomplished. Within an industrial scenario, such as in a recycling plant, components such as couplings, pulleys,...

Ever since Melbourne-based construction and demolition material recycler, City Circle Group, were introduced by their CBC sales manager to the high-performance Gates® belts a few years ago, there’s been no looking back for them, according to City Circle Group’s Recycling Operations Manager Josh Ralston. Recycling construction...