Endless Belts that Last Longer: Cost Savings

Endless belts, cog belts, link belts – they’re each components someone has probably “pitched” to you before, citing their features. Would you actually benefit from them? It depends on your application.

When you’re looking to replace an important component in your operations, upgrade opportunities are abundant – others may tell you about components that may last longer, conserve energy, reduce downtime, etc. How can you be sure that making the switch is worth it in the long run? How can you know that the investment is going to perform as you hope? Easy: you work with someone you trust, and someone who will fully support you well after installation.

Success Story

Industry – Lumber
Region – Southwestern PA
Cost Savings: $8,200.80

The customer needed belts for their trimming machine, and their current source was manufactured internationally and unavailable for purchase in the U.S. ErieTec conversed with the customer and also discovered that those belts had only been lasting around 2-3 months before their coating wore off and they needed to be replaced.

ErieTec and Midwest Conveying came together to propose an alternative: Rainbow Rubber endless belts of the same durometer. Not only would this have longer service life and would be reversible, but local stock meant delivery was quick and easy. Midwest Conveying, an excellent vendor of ours, would provide a performance guarantee for at least 6 months, even though the belts would most likely last longer than that.

Savings Calculation
Original investment in overseas belts: $754.19 (x3 change-outs) = $2,267.57
Investment in new endless belts: $2,057.55 (only once because it lasts 3x as long)
= savings of $205.02 per belt x 10 belts/machine x 2 machines = $4,100.40
x 2 times per year = total cost savings of $8,200.80

Do your belts fail too often? Contact us, and we’ll find you the right product for your operations.