NORTH CANTON, Ohio—Timken Co. has introduced its PantherXT synchronous drive system, an alternative to chain or a drop-in replacement for polyurethane belts.
PantherXT belts are made of high performance HSN rubber composite for high torque transmission, flexibility and extended belt life, Timken said, as well as oil and heat resistance. In addition, PantherXT belts feature a high modulus carbon fiber cord to increase durability and reduce stretch. A high-strength, low-friction fabric facing is engineered for maximum wear and abrasion resistance, Timken noted.
PantherXT belts are available in 8 mm and 14 mm pitches in standard widths and offer performance in Martin MPC sprockets (now available with Carlisle belts) and can drop into existing Poly Chain GT2 sprockets. PantherXT belts also allow narrower drive widths, according to Timken, which reduce overhung bearing loads and overall drive cost.
Timken acquired the Carlstar Belts Business of Springfield, Mo., for $220 million in August. Timken purchased the business from private equity firm American Industrial Partners.
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