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The Two Types of Timing Belt Strength

There are two different types of timing belt strength and they are independent of each other. They are tooth shear strength and tensile cord strength. To correctly size a belt,  both strengths  should be higher than the application strength requirements.  1. Tooth Shear Strength Tooth Shear Strength is the force necessary to permanently deform the […]

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Timing Belts in the Food Industry

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

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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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