Market Prospect of Polyurethane Drive Belt
Polyurethane drive belt is the power generated by the rotation of the motor or engine of the prime mover, which is transmitted to the mechanical equipment by belt pulley, so it is also called power belt. It is the core connecting component of mechanical and electrical equipment. It has a wide range of types and uses. From large to thousands of kilowatts of giant motor, small to less than one kilowatt of micro motor, even including household appliances, computers, robots and other precision machinery can not be separated from the transmission belt. Its greatest feature is that it can change speed freely, drive far and near, and has simple structure and convenient replacement. Therefore, from the original machinery to modern automation equipment, there are transmission belts. The products have undergone many evolutions, and the technology is becoming more and more mature. In recent years, with the rise of high-tech industry, transmission belts made of new materials have gradually replaced traditional products, especially polyurethane transmission belts. At present, Jinkelin of Germany, Habaki of Switzerland, Radar of Switzerland and Shinda of Japan are all well-known large enterprises in this field, and they all regard high-grade and special micro-belts based on polyurethane as their leading products. Gates Mectrol, an American company that mainly develops polyurethane products for linear positioning, transmission control and delivery markets, has also launched polyurethane conveyor belts for the food industry. This new product is a 3 mm pitch conveyor belt. Its pitch is small and soft, which makes it easy to transfer from one conveyor to another. Polyurethane conveyor belts are more flexible than plastic chain conveyor belts, and conveyor belts in the food industry must be cleaned frequently, so plastic chain belts need a lot of cleaning work, and this polyurethane conveyor belt is easy to clean. In addition, plastic bands are easy to retain bacteria, which also takes time to remove. The latest kind of product in the transmission belt is the gear belt, also known as synchronous belt. It integrates the advantages of gears, chains and belt drives. It has the characteristics of high transmission efficiency, accurate transmission ratio, low noise, energy saving and convenient maintenance. Although its transmission principle appeared as early as 1900 with several patents, it did not start industrialization until half a century later, and finally became the leading transmission product of precision machinery since the 1980s. Especially the high-precision microstrip made of saturated butadiene rubber and polyurethane elastomer has entered the field of high and new technology.