Materials & Finishes

imagesBRECOflex CO., L.L.C. has an outstanding line of stock pulleys made of aluminum. However, if you require any other material or a special finish this can be done through BRECOflex as well. The following only describes one of the most common materials and finishes. Please contact Applications Engineering to learn more.

 

Pulley Surface Finishes

MaterialCharacteristics
Aluminum-suitable for moderate power transmission -light weight / reduced rotational inertia -moderate chemical and corrosion resistance -standard material for stock pulleys
Steel- suitable for high power transmission - durable - limited chemical and corrosion resistance - aesthetic material
Stainless Steel- suitable for high power transmission - durable - meets FDA regulations - excellent chemical and corrosion resistance - aesthetic material
Delrin- suitable for high power transmission - excellent chemical and corrosion resistance - non-metallic - stainless steel flanges recommended

Pulley Materials

TypeAvailable forCharacteristics
AnodizedAluminum Pulleys- increased chemical and corrosion resistance - available in natural, black, or colored - limited increase of surface hardness - aesthetic treatment
Hard AnodizedAluminum Pulleys- excellent chemical and corrosion resistance - increased surface hardness - for abrasive environments - stainless steel flanges recommended
Black OxideSteel Pulleys- increased chemical and corrosion resistance - aesthetic treatment
Zinc platedSteel Pulleys- increased corrosion resistance
ChromateSteel Pulleys- increased chemical and corrosion resistance
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