With a rock-solid presence across various industries, Fenner knows the quarry industry inside and out. In this demanding sector, where heavy-duty equipment extracts, processes, and transports materials efficiently, reliable power transmission is a must. That’s where the new Fenner® Ultra PLUS narrow-section V-belt steals the show, offering precisely engineered benefits designed to navigate the challenging terrain of the quarry industry and keep operations running efficiently.
Rob Michelson, National Product Manager for Belts at Motion, has over 35 years of experience in power transmission products, including belts, chains, gearboxes, and couplings.
According to Rob, “The Fenner Ultra PLUS narrow-section V-belt represents a new level of performance and reliability for the quarry industry. Its advanced features make it an ideal choice for heavy-duty applications, offering improved efficiency, durability, and cost savings.”
Compared to traditional classical-section V-belts, the Fenner® Ultra PLUS Wedge belt provides several unique selling points. One notable benefit is its ability to achieve up to a 60 % higher power rating, therefore reducing the number of belts required to transmit the same kW’s. This enhanced Power capability allows quarry operators to optimise their machinery for increased throughput and productivity, highlights Rob.
“Additionally, the Fenner® Ultra PLUS narrow-section V-belt boasts a larger surface area, resulting in better heat dissipation,” says Rob. “This feature is crucial in high-temperature environments such as quarries, where equipment can be subjected to extreme operating conditions. By effectively managing heat, the belt ensures prolonged service life and reduces the risk of expensive breakdowns.”
Another significant advantage of this solution is its potential for cost savings. With its double canvas wrap and improved power range, this belt offers extended service life and enhanced performance compared to standard V-belts.
“As a result, quarry operators can experience cost savings in belt replacements and maintenance over time,” discusses Rob.
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