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Stainless Steel Belts

Stainless Steel Belts
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Stainless Steel Belts can provide unique solutions to many applications. The plain stainless steel belts are created by welding together two ends of a metal tape to form an endless belt. The high-energy beam welding techniques, pioneered in the space program, form a high integrity butt weld that is extremely strong and smooth. These belts are also available with precision perforations, with precision machined, cast, or molded attachments, as drive tapes with specialized end attachments or perforations to perform with zero or near zero backlash, and with combinations of above.

Design Guidelines

  • Pulley diameter 625 times the belt thickness
  • Avoid reverse bends
  • Minimum number of pulleys
  • Use low initial (preload) tension
  • Adjustable shaft or idler pulley
  • OR Use Belt Technologies Independently Steerable Pulley (ISP)

Features

  • High Strength-To-Weight Ratio
  • Durability
  • No Lubrication
  • Non stretchable
  • Smooth Operation
  • Accurate And Repeatable
  • Good Thermal And Electrical Conductivity
  • oNo Static Build Up
  • Clean
  • Clean Room Compatible
  • Precise Construction

Specification

  • Belt Dimensions: 2x(C:C)+D(pi)+(.5xT)
  • Belt Thickness (T) = D/625
  • Typical Tolerances: Width: + 0.000/- 0.005, Thickness: +/- 5%, Length: 10” to 12’: +/- 0.010 or better and >12’: +/- 0.060 or better
  • Typical Tolerances Perforations: Perforation Diameter: +/- 0.001, Pitch Along Belt Length: +/- 0.001 and Location In Belt Width: +/- 0.005
  • Positioning Accuracy: +/-0.0005”
  • Repeatability: 0.002” t 0.005”

Applications

Some typical plain metal belt applications include

  • Conveying
  • Heat Sealing
  • Casting
  • Imaging
  • Timing
  • Carriage Positioning
  • Vacuum Conveying
  • Webb Conveying
  • Indexing
  • Precision Position Indexing for Automated Assembly
  • Lead Frame Drives
  • Timed Transfer Lines
  • Packaging Systems
  • Carriage Positioning
  • Plotters
  • Robot Arms
  • Read/Write Head Positioning
  • Optical Element Drives Timed Parts Nesting
  • Component Orientation and Conveying
  • Automated Dimensional/Electrical Inspection
  • High Speed Packaging, Cutting