To maintain their position in the market, manufacturing companies are always on the look for methods to increase productivity and efficiency while at the same time reduce their costs. There are constant changes in the demand for products within the manufacturing industry. This along with fact that operational costs and the expenses for raw materials can often be unpredictable and surpass the desired limit means that all manufacturing companies need a smart strategy to maintain their profitability even in cases when there is decreased product demand yet rising operational costs. Reinventing and thus improving the current business strategy is a great way for a manufacturer to stay competitive in the market. In this case, it’s important to identify which aspects of the manufacturing process can be improved and refined.
With a few simple steps of eliminating outdated business practices and updating damaged or old machinery manufacturers can improve the overall production process, enhance productivity and boost profits. In many cases updating the machinery doesn’t mean that you have to replace it with a new one. The operation of many applications and machines in the factory can be improved by updating their hardware. There are many industrial hardware products that are designed to refine the efficiency of production machinery. In this article, we will take a look at V-belts which are designed to optimize the speed of electric motors that are used not just in factories, but construction, mining, lumber and other types of industries as well. In most basic terms, V-belts are a type of industrial hardware products which are very easy to install, have a long operational life and require no lubrication.
A V-belt, also called a friction drive, has the main function to transmit power from one drive to a driven shaft. It can also be used for optimizing the torque of the electrical motor or increasing and decreasing the speed of the shaft. Due to their practical design and advanced features, V-belts take the lead over other types of belts, such as the flat belt and can operate on a continual basis with very little maintenance. Performing inspection on the moving parts from time to time and occasionally checking the belt tension are the only things you need to do to keep your V-belts in pristine working condition. When compared to other types of belts, the V-belt can transmit a higher amount of torque a lot more efficiently and with less width and tension. It can be used in areas where other belts can’t perform properly such as an area with a very small arc of contact. The operating speeds of most V-belts usually range between 5 to 30 m/sec., higher than many types of industrial belts.