Timing belt conveyors are ideal for the cycled transport of products. Available with different drive variants
and as a single, double or multiple line conveyor, they are often used to construct complex interlinking solutions.
The double-line solution is frequently used for transporting pallets. In such applications, timing belt
conveyors are used when high speeds and accelerations are required. Chain conveyors and accumulating
roller chain conveyors are used for high loads (see the image on the left and the next chapter).
Our range of different timing belt materials allows you to find the optimal grip for the workpieces in your
specific application. Options include aluminium timing belt pulleys, anodised timing belt pulleys and stainless
steel timing belt pulleys (for reducing wear while improving corrosion resistance).
The timing belt conveyor ZRF-P 2040 is predominantly used as a single-line solution. Ribs or threaded
sleeves can be welded onto or preferably bolted onto the timing belt for product take-up. For bolted-on ribs,
the AT timing belt is used due to the wider tooth shape. In addition to greater tooth rigidity and the larger
load contact surface, this provides the necessary space for plug-in threaded sleeves. As a result, the
system is also suitable for precisely feeding and positioning loads weighing up to 250 kg.
As a double-line system, ZRF-P 2010 timing belt conveyors are ideal for the cycled transport of pallets or
products with a rigid structure. Combined with the wide range of drive options, the system is the perfect
basis for constructing complex interlinking and automation systems. The timing belt return inside the
profile allows for a compact design and reduces the risk of accidents to a minimum.
The standard timing belts are made from polyurethane reinforced with high-strength steel cords. The
belts in the 2010 system have the T10 partition and are up to 32 mm wide (others available on request).
To ensure optimal transport, different surface coatings can be used (see page 159).
A coating on the teeth side (PAZ = polyamide tooth-side) is recommended for conveyor speeds above
30 m/min. Since standard timing belts with the PU base material on the teeth side tend to produce noise
when passing over the aluminium timing belt pulley a PAZ coating, in addition to good lubrication, is a
reliable solution to this problem.
The PAZ coating takes the form of a nylon fabric on the teeth side and is also available in an impregnated
version to meet ESD requirements. This use of this nylon fabric in cleanroom applications is controversial
because of the fine abrasion particles it produces. Many of our customers prefer the larger, visible particles
produced by the PU base material. We can also provide a conductive base material on request for use
with electronic parts and in explosive atmospheres.
Timing Belt Conveyor