Reliable connections even under difficult drive
Timing belt lock for the ATN.
scarcely one year on the market, the ATN polyurethane timing belt
has already enjoyed considerable success. Developed by BRECO
Antriebstechnik Breher GmbH + Co., a member of the innovative Mulco
Group of Companies, the ATN now shows that intelligent further
development can offer a wide range of possibilities for the tried
and tested PU timing belt well into the future.
Drives used in transport engineering in particular frequently employ
long timing belts which are located in hard-to-access areas and
could previously only be installed from the side.
It was therefore necessary to dismantle paneling and retaining
elements on many machines, which in turn incurred additional set-up
costs. It often also led to the machines being larger than
necessary, as the engineers had to provide sufficient space for
assembling the toothed belt. Assembly on or removal from a complete
machine was frequently not possible at all or only under difficult
circumstances. Examples of such conditions are found in the printing
industry or long transportation lines.
The ideal solution would therefore be a timing belt which can be
locked in the machine, cuts down setting and assembly costs, reduces
the size of the machine and yet retains all advantages offered by
the ATN timing belt.
This is exactly the solution the specially developed timing belt
lock from BRECO offers.
In this case the developers utilised the design and technical
fastening possibilities of the ATN fastening system for exchangeable
profiles. Simple connecting elements made from high strength
polyamide and spring band steel plates are connected with screws to
the designed oval holes in the timing belts and so connect the
tongue-shaped timing belt ends.
Time and timing belt costs are clearly reduced now that the endless
belts can be connected in the machine itself. The corresponding
adaptation of the profile geometry also permits assembly within the
fastening area and retains all the positive characteristics of the
ATN timing belt.
The new ATN timing belt lock extends the extremely positive
characteristics of the already widely used ATN timing belt with this
further version and offers the designers all the advantages of a
timing belt when changing from standard chain drives in