Product Family: Electric
Product Used: MXB Belt-Drive Electric Rodless Actuators
Product Type: Standard
Stroke: 1.83 m (72 in)
Speed: Peak speed 3.6 m/sec (140 in/sec)
Load: 11.8 kg (26 lb)
Rubber cutting in automotive tire manufacturing.
A leading manufacturer of automotive tires set a goal of reducing energy consumption by 20% in their rubber cutting operation. They were using a pneumatically operated process that was consuming considerable amounts of compressed air and required monthly replacement of shock absorbers on the actuators affecting both overall efficiency and part quality.
An MXB belt drive actuator replaced the pneumatic actuator in the rubber cutting process. The speed of the belt drive was more than adequate to accommodate their 3.6 m/sec (140 in/sec) requirement. Using electric, rather than pneumatic motion, the smooth consistent motion improved the process and helped achieve their energy reduction goal.
- Saved ~$2500 per year per machine in electric utility costs
- Saved ~$1500 per year per machine in replacement component costs
- Reduced maintenance labor time on machines