Designed to Outperform
Our high performance link belting is uniquely designed and incorporates custom composite materials which provide a number of time- and cost-saving benefits to maintenance engineers and equipment designers:
|Longer belt life
||Minimized maintenance time
|Easier, faster installation
||Reduced V-belt stock
|Reduced drive vibration
||Simplified drive design
Your Alternative Choice . . .
Made from custom polyurethane elastomers reinforced with multiple plies of polyester fabric, Fenner Drives’ high performance link belting offers problem solving alternatives to conventional endless wrapped rubber belts of classical, wedge and round cross sections.
We offer PowerTwist in classical (red) and metric wedge (blue) section profiles. We also offer T-Link style belting with NuTLink for classical section drives and SuperTLink for applications using metric wedge rated belts. Our PowerTwist Ground Round belting is an ideal upgrade for systems using traditional round leather, rubber or polyurethane belts.
While simple in concept, Fenner Drives’ link belting delivers outstanding performance, solving many of the field problems traditionally associated with conventional rubber belts.
Drop-In Permanent Upgrade
There’s no need to change associated drive components! Our link belts offer standard industry power ratings and will run in standard pulley grooves. Rest assured, when fitting each type, it’s only the belt that changes.
The Right Belt… Now, Guaranteed!
Having the right belt on hand saves you TIME & MONEY. With Fenner Drives’ link belting, you will always have the right belt on hand. It comes in the same standard cross sections as rubber belts, and you can make a belt any length you need by hand in seconds.
PowerTwist, NuTLink and SuperTLink Belts are permanent replacements. There is no need to run back to the job and replace it with a rubber belt. Simply fit it and move on to your next job.
Longer Belt Life in Harsh Operating Conditions
Our link belting is manufactured from high performance polyurethane/polyester composite materials which ensure excellent durability even in the most demanding conditions. They will outperform conventional rubber belts in handling hostile environments, including exposure to oil, grease, water and most common industrial and agricultural chemicals and solvents. They are also more resistant to abrasion and will operate, with no loss in performance, at a more extreme temperature range — from -40°C to 116°C (-40°F to 240°F).
Reduced Belt Stock…Any Belt, Any Time
There’s no need to maintain inventory of numerous different endless rubber belts to cover all your drives. Carry a box in stock of each common size and you’re almost 100% covered with a significant reduction in working capital tied up in spares.
Easier and Faster Installation
Unique “quick connect” belt designs provide for easier and faster belt installation, even on captured or restricted access drives — no tools required. Belts are easily made up to the required length, by hand, in seconds and can be rolled onto a drive just like a bicycle chain. No need to dismantle drive components or change existing pulleys as all of our belting runs in industry standard pulley grooves.
Minimized Maintenance Time
Like all power transmission belts, Fenner Drives’ link belts may require retensioning after an initial “run in” period. But unlike conventional belts, with PowerTwist, NuTLink and SuperTLink, retensioning is simple; just roll the belt off, take out a link and roll it back on — no need to move any drive components. No time — no trouble.
Simplified Drive Design
The unique “quick connect” design of our Classical and SP rated composite belts allow designers considerable freedom in their choice of optimum drive configuration and placement with resultant savings in component costs and assembly times.
As PowerTwist, NuTLink and SuperTLink are effectively self-tensioning on installation and exhibit low operational stretch; there is no need to incorporate belt tensioners and sliding motor bases into drive designs. Additionally, drives can be optimally mounted on/in equipment where such positioning would be impossible with conventional belts when considering ease of subsequent field maintenance. Plus, Fenner Drives’ link belts can be used on misaligned or angled pulleys up to 17.5 degrees without significant reduction in belt life.
Reduced Drive Vibration & System Noise
PowerTwist, NuTLink and SuperTLink do not have the continuous tension cords found in conventional endless belts. As a result, transmitted vibration in the drive system can be reduced by 50% or more. Consequently, system noise is reduced and, as a bonus, bearing life extended.