Design has increased its range of belts and pulleys to provide users
with the most complete line for motion control and light power
transmission. Designers are no longer confined to the use of one
type of drive system. PIC Design offers
Positioning Timing Belts, No-SlideTM,
E*P*S, E*P*S HTD® (Metric), Round Belts, and
Miniature Chain. All come with appropriate pulleys or sprockets
in various materials.
PIC Design Belts
and Pulleys — A Brief Overview
NO-SLIPTM POSITIONING BELTS
No-Slip series timing belts feature many design elements. The
polyurethane belts operate backlash free without lubrication and
have excellent chemical and abrasion resistance for use in medical
and food processing applications. Positive tooth engagement offers
silent No-Slip drive. No-Slip belts are available with Aramid
(Kevlar) or stainless steel cable cores in single or twin core
configurations. Sprockets are available in either aluminum or
stainless steel. Belts are available in lengths up to 100 feet and
can be spliced in the field for added versatility.
NO-SLIDETM TIMING BELTS
A new series of synchronous belts, combined
with a grooved flangeless pulley, offers high performance timing.
No-flange pulleys allow air to escape and prevents it from being
trapped between the belt and flange. No-Slide belts are molded in
polyurethane with a stainless steel core (cable). They require no
lubrication, handle higher load capacities than standard timing
belts, are available in lengths up to 100 feet, and can be spliced
in the field for added versatility.
belts are excellent for medical, packaging, and labeling
applications, and where higher load capacity is required.
No-Slide pulleys are available in
The E*P*S synchronous
timing belt is the classical timing belt that provides positive,
non-slip power transmission. These belts are
available in neoprene rubber with nylon facing and a fiberglass
tensile member, or urethane with a polyester tensile member as
shown. A Kevlar tensile member is also available as an option. These
belts are directly interchangeable with each other.
The urethane belts have excellent flex characteristics which
allows them to operate on pulleys with as few as 10 teeth, and
ratios of 8:1 on smaller center distances.
The E*P*S line is recommended for use on office, mailing, and
data processing equipment, printers, plotters, robotics, optical,
and photographic equipment.
E*P*S HTD® TIMING BELTS
The E*P*S HTD® timing belts provide
positive non-slip transmission at both low and high speeds and offer
a higher load carrying capability than the E*P*S trapezoidal design,
due to the deeper curvilinear shape of the belt tooth. E*P*S
HTD® belts can transmit more power with a more compact package
as compared to E*P*S belts, and can be used in applications where
shock load is evident, such as vacuum cleaners, floor
polishers, sanders, centrifuges and power tools, as well as office
equipment drive systems. Pulleys are available in machined
Round belt or O-ring drive
belt systems are used in a wide variety of applications such as
vibration dampening in precision mechanisms and reduction of
distortion in audio equipment. Round belts also provide overload
protection and can act as a clutch in certain applications.
Grooved pulleys are available in stainless steel and
MINIATURE PITCH CHAIN
Miniature pitch chains are made of non-magnetic grade
stainless steel. The large joint bearing area construction permits
greater loads and speeds. Precision control of chain length allows
for positioning accuracy between the driver and driven sprockets.
Continuous and positive lubrication is recommended for maximum life
and efficiency. Sprockets are available in stainless steel and