The new product of SHENWEI rubber co., Ltd.
The new construction, a change from the previous versions made with chloroprene, gives the belt unique performance characteristics, synchronous drives, global product line management. It’s a more capable belt because of the materials and the components that are brought together both from a materials standpoint and the process that's required to manage those new materials. We've brought those types of materials into our V belts. This is really the first time we've brought it into our high torque synchronous range. The New belt differs from other belts in two major ways: power-carrying capacity and temperature range. He thinks of power-carrying capacity in terms of "power density," or how much power a belt can carry for a given width.
The advantage to having a belt with high power density is that you, for a given application, can apply a narrower belt. That's a really valuable characteristic for users, because a narrower belt is generally more cost-effective. And as a drive gets narrower, all of the accompanying materials around it get narrower as well. Companies also are always trying to build and install equipment in tighter spaces, and any ability to bring a belt into a smaller space can give designers more options to work around power transmission drives.
Moving from chloroprene to the formulation allows the new belt to carry required power across a greater temperature range. While SHENWEI still is in the process of testing the specific range of temperatures it can withstand, it has increased on both the high and low end compared to previous chloroprene belts. It does end up performing well when it's in the field in those spaces.
The New belt formulation also is able to better withstand chemical exposure, and SHENWEI is compiling a list of chemicals the new belt resists. That's one of the ways we can help leverage our existing capacity to delivering this better product.
We're going to have some better performance in those stages