- Description of the application: Screw Compressor 75kW
- Former type of transmission: Standard PL Poly V belt
- Type of users: Compressor Manufacturers
- Complaints: Long tension settling operations / Long production lead time
Problems & Consequences
- Settling operations: To guarantee the correct level of tension to ensure the necessary power transmission. Bad takt time on production lines.
- Short lifetime: Need to optimize the drive design in order to guarantee the lifetime target.
- Stock costs: Use of different belts for the whole range of compressors.
Solution & Benefits
HUTCHINSON SOLUTION: PL FLEXONIC® DRIVE
- Quick fitting: PL FleXonic® are self tensioning belts installed on a fixed center distance in record time which optimized the lean manufacturing.
- Long life belt: Thanks to the FleXonic®, the belt can be used during 20 000 hours.
- Standardization: One belt length for the whole range could be found , width of the belt adjusted according to power transmitted.