Support & Study

Our methodology:

  • Study to understand your environment better and keep in touch with your market
  • Analyse your applications to address your requirements at source

Our methods: 

  • Advanced market studies 
  • Close partnerships with opinion leaders
  • A Group research centre:

Hutchinson’s Research Centre, located in Montargis (France), is home to more than 200 engineers and technicians.

In all its areas of expertise, the Research Centre has leading edge equipment for:  

  • chemical analysis; 
  • digital simulation; 
  • material performance;
  • vibration mechanics; 
  • transformation processes. 

The Research Centre provides technical assistance to various Hutchinson entities. 

Highly qualified local teams and high-tech resources: 

In Tours, our teams of technicians and engineers have very high performance (thermal and electrical) test benches at their disposal: 

Test benches hutchinson conveyor test benches

  • Characterisation tests

- Noise,

- Vibration, 

- Heat,

- Slipping Torque,

- Durability


Our test benches simulate the most difficult environments in the harshest conditions.

To develop our technical expertise and new products, we use specific simulation tools through finite elements (non-linear if necessary) to predict and simulate the performance of belts and mechanical parts better.

Rubber stressBelt Pulley Calculation of pressure distribution during rolling on the back or on the teeth of a belt
 belt pulley simulationbelt simulation Modelling of ad hoc slipping during belt rotation and power transfer
 belt contact pressuresbelt pulley contact Calculation of contact pressure on belt profile during power transfer
 mechanical effortsMechanical parts simulation Calculation of pressure in mechanical parts subjected to stress

 We use functional simulation tools to design your power transmission and share our technical expertise with you (transmission output, belt lifetime, slipping, dynamic tensions, strand flapping, etc.).

belt drive softwareSimdrive Calculation of tension, rolling, stresses on pulleys and lifetime of pulleys on power transmission systems
 belt calculation softwarebelt drive calculations Simulation of dynamic phenomena such as strand flapping, slipping or stresses experienced by the power transmission system

 rubber belt efficiencyrubber belt yield

 Calculation and measurement of the energy output of power transmission systems