Gates Releases Super Flex Polar Belt for Extreme Conditions
February 7, 2020—
Super flex polar belt.
Gates has expanded its thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) drive belt product line with the introduction of the Super Flex Polar belt. Designed specifically for indoor and outdoor applications operating in temperatures as low as -30°C and -22ºF, the Super Flex Polar is the optimal conveying solution. The belt is available in a wide range of lengths and widths to accommodate the requirements of most original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and distributors. Using the extrusion process, the new belt has helically-wound steel cords that allow for improved flexibility and work efficiently in tight, confined, temperature-specific spaces where small pulley diameters are critical.
“Through our passion to continually develop innovative and high-quality products, we’ve added a unique TPU resin to this product line to offer full power capacity down to -30°C,” said Heinz Watzinger, Gates TPU product manager. “This belt can be used with new equipment, or as a replacement, in any extreme cold working environment to meet a wide variety of needs. And, our product doesn’t require a special order, which is novel in the marketplace.”
All Gates TPU belts are made from an abrasion-resistant polyurethane material providing thermoplastic flexibility, as well as long-lasting and energy efficient belt system solutions for the most demanding applications. The Super Flex Polar is designed for a diverse range of industries and markets, including offshore plants, glass, ceramics, packaging and textiles.