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Antistatic power transmission belt from Gates


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The Gates Corporation has announced the release of its Poly Chain Carbon Volt belt, a new antistatic polyurethane solution that meets the ISO 9563 spec and is said to retain its static conductivity longer than comparable belts.

In accelerated lab testing of industrial belts from major manufacturers that meet ISO 9563, Gates experts found that their capacities to dissipate static severely diminished long before the typical end of functional life. Gates Poly Chain Carbon Volt belt, however, maintains static conductivity to ISO 9563 levels several times longer than its competitors.

Designed for use in volatile environments like oil and gas refineries, chemical processing plants, and grain silos, Gates Poly Chain Carbon Volt belt features patented static-conductive fibres that safely transfer static to carbon tensile cords and away from the driven side of a power transmission application for improved safety in unstable settings.

“Our customers have been clamouring for an antistatic version of our popular Poly Chain belt and we’re pleased to deliver it,” said Gates North America Synchronous Product Line Manager Taylor Jung.

“All Gates belts go through an extremely rigorous testing process before we move them to production. During testing, we were surprised to learn that competitive belts met the ISO 9563 specification initially, but did not maintain the same level of conductivity over time, posing a possible threat in volatile environments.


“Poly Chain Volt belt users can be confident that it both meets the spec and stays conductive when it’s in use.”

Gates Poly Chain Carbon Volt belt offers increased safety along with the opportunity for higher horsepower, reduced drive size, and lower component costs. Currently available in standard sizes, Gates Poly Chain Volt belt can also be made to order.
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