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Timing Belts in the Food Industry

Whether used for conveying raw food product, conveying,  or packaging, timing belts play a vital role in the machinery used in the food processing industry. BRECOflex CO., L.L.C. offers a variety of belts that are food specific.  BRECOprotect® is out specialized timing belt for food and pharmaceutical uses.  The reason for this is the construction […]

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Timing Belt Noise Causes and Solutions

What causes belt noise and how to reduce it? There are 4 common causes for belt noise. They are by no means the only causes of noise but they are a good starting point. They are: Impact of the belt teeth on the pulleyAir Displacement by the teeth on the pulleyFriction between the belt and […]

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Timing Belt Drive Definitions & Formulas

BRECOflex provides all of the timing belt drive definitions and formulae for doing many common belt calculations. You can also use our calculations program for linear drive and power transmission applications.  Peripheral force FU [N] Specific tooth force FUspec [N/cm] Admissible tensile load Fadm [N] Pre-tension force Fv [N] Shaft force FW [N] Torque M […]

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Timing Belts for Packaging

Machine designers specify timing belts in so many industries but timing belts for packaging is an especially large market market. From the belts in the transmissions that power these machines to the belting that moves product, there is need for diverse belt options. Some Packaging Applications that Use Timing Belts CasepackingWrappingCartoningConveying As for timing belt […]

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The Four Main Components of an Efficient Linear Belt Drive

Linear timing belt drives create motion in a straight line as opposed to power transmissions which operate in a rotary motion.  A simple, non-motorized example of a linear drive would be the open/close mechanism of the window blinds in your home. However, we are referring to motorized linear belt drives that are used in manufacturing […]

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Balanced Tension Members Guarantee Accuracy

Accuracy Matters Every index or positioning conveyor requires precision and perfect timing. Therefore, having a long-lasting high precision timing belt that won’t elongate over time is necessary for peak performance. The combination of BRECOflex CO., L.L.C.’s superior polyurethane, patented extrusion process and balanced tension members guarantee the fast settling times, high repeatability and high accuracy […]

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The Advantages of Profiled Timing Belts over Chains

This case study will cover the benefits of profiled timing belts over attachment chains and how we were able to meet and even exceed customer expectations with our ATN Convertible Timing Belt System. The Problem: This customer was questioning whether to use attachment chains or timing belts with profiles for a particular application. The Customer’s […]

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Are ATN Convertible Timing Belt Systems The Solution for You?

Many customers have questions about whether the ATN Convertible Timing Belt System is right for them. You can find detailed information on our website but for a great overview, just watch the video below. Today you’ll learn about our ATN convertible timing belt system. With this timing belt system you can use our connecting kits […]

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