There are several factors to consider that can affect the option of polyurethane vs. steel:
- Use a metal detector around the belt
- A lot of food applications favor polyurethane vs. steel
- Polyurethane is not at risk of deterioration in a high wetness setting
- On high rate applications, polyurethane will not generate any kind of electrical interference.
Why utilize a polyurethane timing belt vs. various other kinds of timing belts?
Polyurethanes have unsurpassed abrasion resistance as opposed to other plastics. Polyurethane will not abrade fragments which can contaminate essential parts in your drive, your product, or your environment.
Reasonably tough polyurethanes still preserve excellent adaptability without making use of a plasticizer. This corresponds to a stiffer overall system versus utilizing a rubber belt such as neoprene. Polyurethanes can maintain this flexibility over a considerable temperature variety, 30°C to 80°C with short term to 120°C. Polyurethane additionally does not harden and break down with age, according to neoprene does. Polyurethanes are highly flexible and hard, which helps them to be shock absorbent as well as impact.
What kind of chemical atmosphere can urethane belts be utilized in?
Polyurethane belts are generally immune to hydrocarbons, oils, fats, ozone, and room temperature water. They are usually attacked by concentrated acids, esters, ketones, nitro hydrocarbons, chlorinated substances, and high-temperature water. We cannot regulate the atmosphere under which a belt is used; it is up to the customer to inevitably establish the appropriateness of the belt under their precise conditions.
Why on the back side of the belt nylon on the tooth should be used?
Neoprene belts utilize a nylon material on the tooth side of the belt in order to enhance the sheer stamina of the neoprene as well as to improve the abrasion resistance.
Nylon on the back is utilized on a urethane belt to decrease the coefficient of friction build-up where the item should glide on the back of the belt or for other applications where low rubbing is preferable on the back of the belt.