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April 28, 2020

Synchronous drive belts and pulleys utilize teeth to prevent slippage and unwanted speed variations. AutomationDirect SureMotion® 5M and 8M (5mm and 8mm pitch) high torque synchronous drive/timing belts have a curvilinear HTD® (High Torque Drive) tooth profile which allows the belts to have a much larger pulley contact area for improved performance.

The chloroprene belt body is heat and ozone resistant with a high tooth shear resistance. Fiberglass tensile cord provides high dimensional stability and maximum flexibility. The nylon tooth cover provides durability, wear resistance and increased power capacity. Belt operating temperature range is -13/+185°F (-25/+85°C).

 SureMotion timing belts are an excellent choice for many industrial applications. Belt widths from 9mm to 30mm and circumferences from 180mm to 4400mm are available. Pitch sizes and widths match SureMotion pulleys to cover a wide range of power transmission requirements.

 Priced from $5.50, AutomationDirect SureMotion high torque drive/timing belts conform to ARPM standard IP-27 and have a 1-year warranty.

Learn more by visiting: www.automationdirect.com/timing-belts.


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Motor Duty CyclesWhat Are Motor Duty Cycles?

When selecting a motor, it is important to consider the required duty cycle to ensure the motor can meet the needs of the application.  This blog post and the accompanying light board video will provide a basic introduction to motor duty cycles and a few of the most common types of duty cycles.

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) defines eight classifications for duty cycle which are grouped by continuous, short term, or periodic cycles.  These cycles refer to the sequence and durations in time of all aspects of a typical operation, including starting, running with no load, running with full load, electric braking, and rest. 

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Servo MotorsThe ability to size servo motors correctly is imperative for motion-controlled applications, and it can be much more involved than sizing AC induction motors. Acceleration, deceleration, and running torque must still be taken into account, but the servo’s ability to dynamically control the load’s speed and position is also important. During acceleration and deceleration, peak and nominal running torque measurements must be calculated to ensure that the servo motor does not overheat during use. In addition, inertia matching between the motor and load is necessary to ensure optimum response and system performance.

 

 

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