Product Family: Electric
Product Used: MXB belt drive actuator
Product Type: Standard
Stroke: 72 inches
Speed: Peek speed 140 in/sec
Cycle Time: 0.75 sec cycle
Load: 25 lb
Motion Profile: Trapezoidal
Cutting of rubber in tire manufacturing.
A leading manufacturer of automotive tires was looking to reduce their energy consumption by 20% in their tire rubber cutting operation and improve component reliability. They were using a pneumatically operated process that was consuming considerable amounts of compressed air and requiring shock absorber replacements on the actuators on a monthly basis.
A 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 140 in/sec requirement and using electric rather than pneumatic motion, better suited their energy goals.
- Saved $4000 per year per machine.
- Reduced component parts cost by over $1500 per year.