Acorn team up with the inventors of the Poly-V® Belt

Acorn team up with the inventors of the Poly-V® Belt

Leading bearing & power transmission supplier Acorn has formed a new partnership with Poly-V belt specialist Hutchinson to supply its popular ribbed belt ranges. In their quest to team up with the right supply partner for the UK, Hutchinson Belt Drive Systems – the market leaders in Poly-V design, approached Acorn who recognised the markets growth potential for Poly V belts and accepted the opportunity to increase supply of Hutchinson belts in the UK. Hutchinson is accredited with not only the invention of the Poly-V® belt, but also its ConveyXonic® belt – acknowledged worldwide for revolutionising the roller conveyor sector. Today, Hutchinson specialise in Poly-V belt design, supply the largest manufacturers with its Poly V belt, FleXonic® elastic belt and ConveyXonic belts whilst enjoying its position as the world’s No.1 manufacturer of v ribbed belts. Gordon Smith, PT product manager for Acorn commented, “Poly V belts are fast becoming recognised as the number one belt choice by designers and machine builders, due to their versatility, compactness and performance characteristics. We wanted to be sure we could offer the best stock availability, broadest range and unsurpassed technical capabilities. Hutchinson matched that profile exactly.” He added, “Hutchinson’s experience in the Poly V belt market and their technical approach to drive design are an excellent fit with Acorns existing products and services.” Acorn Industrial Services Ltd offers an impressive stockholding of over one million items at its 40,000sq.ft premises in Rotherham and through its national network of regional distribution centres. With over 30 years’ experience in the supply of bearings, linear systems and power transmission products.   www.acorn-ind.co.uk  ...

Accurately Driven by Steel Drive Tape Technology

Belt Technologies Europe manufactures stainless steel drive tapes, with zero and near zero back-lash for use in robotics. Our tapes offer low mass, virtually no stretch and precision tolerance essential to keeping robotic arms functioning. Drive tape ends are reinforced with standard or custom end tabs which can be designed to include perforations for locating pins or attachment anchors. For applications requiring rapid acceleration, improved productivity, high levels of repeatability and positioning accuracy, a drive tape from Belt Technologies will meet these demanding requirements. Applications include: • Oncology couches, for accurate patient positioning (under the scanner-head). • Remote robotics for medical/surgical operating equipment. • Actuators for mirrors and sensors in precision metrology equipment and military fire control systems. • Sterilized closures for pharmaceutical containers • Semi-conductor robotics for cleanroom production equipment. • Electric switch and socket assemblies in auto assembly line. • Aircraft instruments, gauges, chaff indicators and helicopter training simulators. • Robotic arm actuators: SCARA (Selective Compliance Articulated Robot Arm) • Drive tapes for use in deposition chambers for loading & un-loading. • Loading and un-loading of Cryogenic chambers • Solar cell and substrate deposition for use within vacuum chambers. • X-Y Plotting heads for water-jet & laser cutting • High speed printing, 3D printing and large format printing applications. • Electronic component auto assembly • Optical telescope mirrors and drives. • Self-winding drive tapes for lifting applications. • Covers/shutters for masking applications in substrate coating....

The next level in engineering available now from Acorn

High quality engineering and maintenance products supplier Acorn Industrial Services broaden their product choice even further following their latest appointment as a Contitech distributor, a global leader in the production of premium quality belts. As a Class A Contitech distributor, Acorn can provide the full Contitech range of innovative belt drive solutions, including premium wrapped & raw edge cogged v & wedge belts, banded v-belts, rubber timing belts, polyurethane timing belts, variable speed belts and open ended belting. Gordon Smith, Power Transmission Product Manager at Acorn Industrial Services, explains: “Expanding our power transmission product range is exciting news for Acorn and for our customers, as we can now provide an even broader choice of products than ever before.” He added: “We’re extremely excited to start our partnership with Contitech, they have one of the most technically advanced power transmission selections in the market, such as the Synchrochain Carbon which is capable of carrying the most extreme loads imaginable.” With thousands of belts available, Acorn is excited to start selling the premium Contitech brand to their customers. As well as this, Acorn Industrial Services has access to a further 40,000 power transmission items, providing the right solution for any power transmission requirements....

New Industry Names ‘Break the Mould’

It isn’t often these days that a completely new name emerges in the Power Transmission industry – less still, two new names! Drive Parts Direct and Steigentech. What’s more, Drive Parts Direct represents completely new thinking – a fully web-based PT sales operation. Its sophisticated E-Commerce platform offers convenience, value, and large stocks of belts, matting and chain – available to order 24 hours-a-day. Although Steigentech is a new brand in Europe, for Transmission Belts and Matting, it is produced by one of the largest rubber products manufacturers globally, to exacting standards. Their main factory is the largest rubber belt production unit, under one roof, in the world, and uses the very latest machinery and technology. The range comprises Classical and Wedge belts, in both Envelope and REC form, along with Multi-Rib Belts, Timing Belts, and the new Turf Drive garden machinery belts. They also produce a comprehensive range of rubber sheeting and matting. Drive Parts Direct is the ‘brainchild’ of Nigel Rose, a well-known figure in the PT business, and he operates from a well-stocked, modern, warehouse and office facility in Ipswich. Nigel has teamed up with Steigentech to promote their products in the UK and Ireland, along with a complimentary range of PT ironware, including Diamond Sapphire chain. Nigel has watched the trend in on-line business over the last few years, and has positioned the product range as a serious value for money proposition. “The whole concept is based around keeping costs, and administration, to a minimum” he commented; “whilst I am delighted to talk to my customers, if they need technical help, all orders are placed...

drylin belt drive takes centre stage

Linear motion specialist igus has developed its latest linear belt drive for use in the entertainment and theatre industry. The drylin toothed belt axis is ideal for the movement of stage systems or prop adjustments, offering a range of possible applications. Due to the use of iglidur polymer plain bearing materials in all moving parts, the drylin toothed belt axis is self-lubricating and maintenance-free, ensuring quiet running while minimising background noise. Ideal for camera movements, the toothed belt axis helps ensure quick and smooth positioning. The hard-anodised aluminium profile and carriage plate, make it lightweight and provides rigid support for camera and lighting systems.   www.igus.co.uk    ...
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