The optibeltATC-SYSTEM is a patented system of modular polyurethane timing belts offering amazing customization and cost savings. Customers can now order standard stocked belts and cleats that can be assembled and customized on site offering faster delivery and greater versatility.
The ATC-System uses the ATC belt as a customizable platform. Each ATC belt’s tooth has pre-formed insert and hole punch locations. The insert locations can be “punched” where an ATC cleat/attachment needs to be added. The cleat is simply screwed into the top-side of the belt into the insert embedded in the tooth.
The ATC cleating system is strong enough to handle assembly fixture attachments or be used to convey products from one location to the next. There are hundreds of cleating options available to handle a variety of manufacturing needs. Facilities can have even stock ATC belts and cleats to replace worn belting or replace individual cleats on demand.
ATC belts come in a wide range of widths and use standard AT10 or AT20 pulleys. ATC belts can be ordered linear or spliced endless. Contact an Optibelt representative for more details.
The user of the ATC-SYSTEM can fasten screw-on cleats quickly and easily to a freely selectable tooth, on the spot. The connection can be fastened and detached directly by the user. As a result,varying forms of transported goods can be conveyed on the same drive and base belt using different screw-on cleats. With detachable cleat fastenings, the costs for stock-keeping of wear and spare parts can be reduced.
ATC inserts also make it possible to screw parts on directly, such as highly precise metal workpiece carriers, without using welded-on, specially manufactured cleats with inserts. Furthermore, screw-on cleats can transmit higher forces in comparison to permanently connected cleats. In addition, a smaller minimum pulley diameter can be chosen for the same fastening strength. Screw-on cleats for the ATC-SYSTEM are available on request.
With the ATC-System, an ATC-IN insert for screwing on the cleat is laid into the prepared recess in the tooth. In the optibeltALPHA V timing belt, these recesses are consistently available in all teeth in profiles ATC10 and ATC20.
The assignment to belt profiles and properties can be found in the optibeltATC-SYSTEM brochure.
Individual components of the ATC SYSTEM
ATC profile with recesses for ATC-IN inserts in each tooth
Punching of a through-hole with ATC-PT punching tool
ATC profile with punched holes for ATC-IN inserts and installation of a screw-on cleat