Timing belts are one of the most efficient ways for synchronized conveying, indexing, product positioning and motion control. Timing belts are available with a variety of material compounds, reinforcement cords, and physical properties and features. They can also be produced in various trapezoidal or curvilinear tooth shape, inch or metric pitches, and in several forms - open-ended, truly endless, and welded or spliced endless. Our wide product range and selection offers the most diverse and comprehensive range of options in the global market, and made to virtually any width or length that you may need.
(32) Belt Covering & Selection Process
F.N. Sheppard has a wide selection of belt coverings to select from. Belt coverings very in elastomer compound, hardness, surface texture and flexibility. You can select the type of belt that is best suited for application and then select the outer covering that will work best in handling your product. Please contact us and we would be glad to help you with this selection process.
If you’re using thick coverings but need more flexibility or compressibility, we can serrate or notch the cover.
A pocket belt is a positive, precision, sequencing feed belt. It is the most sensitive way to handle delicate or odd shaped products. Special contoured shapes or pockets are made on the conveying surface of a belt. When positioning and timing is critical, you should consider using a timing belt structure as the base belt. This allows for the most exacting pocket sequencing. For applications not requiring as tight of tolerances, other base belt structures can be considered such as Flat, Poly-V, V-belts.
Pocket belts are the most accurate method of positioning. But there is a vast array of types and sizes of pocket belts, and there are any number of methods of incorporating pockets, depending on the compounds used as ...
F.N. Sheppard & Co. provides custom belt fabricating services for customers in diverse industries. We offer 14 different processes, for projects as small as a prototypes to large production volumes. To maximize grip and control and minimize the crushing of your product, we feature precision contouring of radius, rectangular, square, v-shape, and custom shapes. Additionally, we provide extrusion services for materials and covers up to 6.5 inches in width and 40-90 durometers in hardness, with virtually limitless thickness. We have slit, vacuum, and knife cutting expertise for materials up to 8 feet wide and .75 inches thick, with minimal hole features of 1 mm. With the ability to grind any flat, conveyer, timing, Poly-V, HTD®, and V-belt ...
Teeth can be removed in any configuration or grouping in order to; assist in tracking, provide smooth-running surface for slider bed or as a means of creating a vacuum seal. Low friction fabric and coatings can be applied to a smooth ground surface to reduce the coefficient of friction between the belt and running surface.
Timing Belts can provide exceptionally accurate synchronized conveying of products. Ideal for assembly, packaging, inserting and other automation applications. Timing belts are available in any length and can be specified in one tooth increments.
F. N. Sheppard timing belts have been used extensively as reliable profiled timing belts. The requirements in automation and material handling are diverse. Often, the designer is challenged to come up with innovative concepts to solve differing requirements depending on the product to be conveyed and function to be solved.
We offer an extensive line of synchronous belts and a wide selection of stock profiles. It allows for innovative design solutions for dividing, stepping and ...
If you experience problems with glue, labels, or other material sticking to your belt surface, then we can apply a variety of silicone or urethane release coatings to eliminate the problem. You may just want to alter the friction properties, color or hygiene characteristics of a standard belt.