Belt Technologies, Inc. is a leader in stainless steel belts, conveyor systems, and drive tapes. Lately, the company has witnessed a spike in the number of OEMS in the robotics sector seeking metal drive belts and tapes for their automated equipment.
Robotic technology typically requires a high level of precision and cleanliness. The industry is expanding, and as we have observed that growth, we've seen that our stainless steel belts and drive tapes have the ideal characteristics for these applications due to their high strength-to-weight ratio, sanitary operation, and repeatable accuracy.
Belt Technology's president, Alan Wosky
Design setbacks such as motion loss, chordal vibration, and backlash are virtually eliminated with regards to metal drive belts and tapes. The stainless steel material is nearly non-stretchable, raising the operational service life of robotics equipment and decreasing the required maintenance and repair.
Metal drive belts and tapes do not need lubrication and will not produce particulates, making them the ideal option for applications that demand cleanliness, such as clean rooms, sensitive robotic arms, and optical element drives.
Engineers at Belt Technologies possess various skill sets and expertise, thus enabling them to offer design recommendations for automated and robotic equipment. They can easily accommodate tailored design specifications, and have an almost unlimited number of end tabs, perforation patterns, and attachments available.
Stainless steel drive belts and tapes possess a high tolerance for extreme environments, such as high heat, freezing temperatures, and vacuum conditions, which makes them exclusively adaptable to a number of versatile robotics applications.