Drive Parts Direct :Transmission Parts direct to your door

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A completely new name made a dynamic entrance to the Power Transmission market last year – Drive Parts Direct. The ‘brainchild’ of Nigel Rose, a well-known figure in the PTbusiness, it has had a remarkably successful first year, during which it became clear they needed to increase storage space to enable them to hold even more stock of Steigentech belt and flooring  products.

“I am delighted that in a sometimes uncertain trading climate the demand for our products and services has been strong in our first year, and I realized early on that to provide the stocks and give the service our customers demand I needed more space” said Nigel. “We have positioned our product ranges as a serious quality and value for money proposition, my main partners Steigentech,

for whom we are the agent for UK and Ireland, are like-minded and forward-thinking and like me determined to offer a different way of doing business but one that also to retain our traditional values.” Nigel has watched the trend in on-line business over the last few years, and launched Drive Parts Direct as a company that represents completely new thinking – a fully web-based PT sales operation. Its sophisticated E-Commerce platform offers convenience, value and large stocks of belts,

Although Steigentech is a new brand in Europe, for Transmission Belts and Matting, their main factory is the largest rubber belt production unit, under one roof,  in the world, and uses the very latest machinery and technology – our entire product range is produced to exacting standards. These comprise of Classical and Wedge V-belts, in both Envelope and REC form, along with Multi- Rib Belts, Timing Belts, PU belts, and Turf Drive garden machinery belts. They also produce a comprehensive range of rubber sheeting and matting.matting and chain – available to order 24 hours-a- day“ The whole concept is based around keeping costs, and administration, to a minimum” he commented, “whilst I am delighted to talk to my customers, if they need technical help, all orders are placed through the web portal – there are no plans for a telephone sales team.”

“It’s a really exciting time for me and in the short life of Drive Parts Direct Ltd said Nigel, I am delighted that we will exhibiting at this year’s Drives & Controls show where we will be showing a comprehensive range of Steigentech belt and matting products and theDiamond Sapphire chain product.” Along with Nigel, the Vice President of Steigentech will be on hand throughout the show to discuss how Drive Parts Direct Ltd may be able to help you grow your business – they will be delighted to see you on stand D642.

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V Belts, Timing Belts And Food Conveyor Belts – Choose Belt That Suits Your Needs

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In today’s market there are several belt manufacturers all offering options to serve the different belt needs of the users. This article will help you to get to know more about a comprehensive range of industrial and automotive belts available.

V belts-Available in Different Options

There are various different sizes and types of Vee-Belts available on the market, Steigentech manufacture a full range of Vee Belts including the classical A, B,C sections – these have an outer wrapping which protects the belt and gives it a smooth inside edge unlike the classical AX, BX, sections which are manufactured with a RAW EDGE and have a cogged or notched inside and are quite commonly used in high torque situations. A further development by the V belt manufacturers was the introduction of the Wedge wrapped andWedge Raw Edge Cogged belts of which Steigentech offers a comprehensive range including SPZ,SPA,SPB,SPC wrapped sections and XPZ,XPA,XPB,XPC Raw Edged Cogged sections. Use of these belts in certain applications transmits more power with less belt slippage over the Classical section Vee- Belts. If you are not sure of the type of Vee- Belt you require you should always check with your equipment manufacturer, your distributor or supplier.

Timing Belts

Timing belts are parts of synchronous drives, these drives employ the positive engagement of two sets of meshing teeth. Hence, they do not slip and there is no relative motion between the two elements in mesh. Due to this the drive will maintain a constant speed ratio or even a permanent relative position. This is extremely important in applications such as automatic machinery in which a definite motion sequence required. The positive nature of these drives makes them capable of transmitting large torques and the ability to withstand large speed accelerations. The Timing Belt is particularly useful in applications where drive layout flexibility is important. Use of a timing belt enable the designer to place components in more advantageous locations and at larger distances without paying a drive penalty. Timing belts are basically flat belts with a series of evenly spaced teeth on the inside circumference, thereby combining the advantages of the flat belt with the positive grip features of chains and gears. There is no slippage or creep as with plain flat belts. The required belt tension is low, therefore producing very small bearing loads.

The belt will not stretch and do not require lubrication. Timing belts run quite compared to chain drives and speed is transmitted uniformly because there is no rise and fall of the pitch line as in the case of roller chains.

Polyurethane Timing Belts

These belts use steel tension cord encased in a polyurethane jacket with integral teeth. The method of manufacture ensures tight control of pitch length for applications where accurate positioning is required. Polyurethane is a non-crumbling, non-marking material with excellent resistance to mineral oils, greases and light acidic solutions making it an ideal material for food applications, on cigarette pressing machines and paper transporting systems.

The Steigentech Polyurethane belt drives are available in 3 pitch sizes, 2.5mm (T2.5), 5mm (T5 & AT5) and 10mm (T10 & AT10). Double sided belts and long open end belt lengths are also available. A new range of PU belts to operate on standard HTD pulleys is available in 5mm, 8mm and 14mm pitch in open end construction for high load reciprocating drives

A Brief Introduction to the Food Conveyor Belts

The conveyor belt is a must have part of handling equipment. It is primarily used to move materials from one point to another. Each industry has a need of buying the specification of conveyor belts that meets their requirements, especially those in packaging and material handling industries since there are many different types of food conveyor belts in the market.

Always choose the company that produces quality products. In all belts drives (and conveyor is no exception) quality is really imperative in terms of the strength of the belt. The belt strength is imperative since the device is used in carrying materials and it should have the ability to handle weighty materials. This is something that will also give you the value of your money since quality goes with durability