Daniel Hüsser from Zitt – Handel + Service (l.) handing over the complete drive and maintenance documents to Martin Egger from Midor AG (r.)
A fan drive at Midor AG, optimised with an optibelt RED POWER 3 V-belt
optibelt RED POWER 3 – efficiency in reduced installation size
Best climate without maintenance
optibelt RED POWER 3 belt - Demanding requirements regarding climatic conditions have caused major costs for the Swiss company Midor AG in the past. However, by equipping the according drive units with optibelt RED POWER 3 V-belts, material and maintenance costs have not only been reduced permanently, but a big gain in energy efficiency has also been achieved.
As a subsidiary company of Migros, Midor AG is developing and producing innovative biscuit/sponge cake and ice-cream specialities with its staff of 600 in Meilen/Switzerland at Lake Zurich. The climatic requirements in food production regarding temperature, humidity and particle contamination are accordingly very high.
Thus, Midor AG assigned the company Zitt – Handel + Service, a specialist for electronic engines, in order to optimise all drives within the company. After a thorough analysis, Zitt recommended the changeover to optibelt RED POWER 3 V-belts because optibelt RED POWER 3 is not only up to 50 percent more powerful than conventional wedge belts but also stands out due to minimum stretch – thus making the drive maintenance-free in the long run.
These decisive advantages were proven by Zitt in a long-term test run at the ETH Zurich. There, performance and efficiency of the optibelt RED POWER 3 V-belts were tested in a fan drive of the university. Compared to standard flat belts, the difference in efficiency was marginal, only 0.2 percent at a performance of 3 kw – an absolutely insignificant value. What is more, the use of the RED POWER 3 cut the cost of the flat belt drive by half and reduced the load on the bearings by 50 percent, simultaneously optimising the operational life of the bearings.
Whereas the drive belts in fan drives at Midor AG had to be replaced once a year and re-tensioned in shorter intervals in the past, the optibelt RED POWER 3 V-belt masters his tasks without any maintenance at all, trouble-free for many years to come - also in drives with back bend idlers. The new RED POWER 3 V-belts are installed with help of the OPTIBELT software CAP. It allows for a quick and uncomplicated drive calculation and installation. Thus, it ensures a safe, precise smooth running and simultaneously an optimum power transmission. This way, the long-term efficiency and profitability of the drives are guaranteed.
Midor AG has already achieved long-term gains with the currently 75 modified drives – and therefore will also carry on the changeover to optibelt RED POWER 3 V-belts in future. Thus, several companies work together in optimising the heavily strained drives at Midor AG: OPTIBELT produces trend-setting drive belts and offers support with software and advisory service; Zitt – Handel + Service is reworking the complete drive line and launches operation while the Georg Rutz AG is at the spot as distribution partner guaranteeing the availability of all required material components.