Poly Chain® GT® Carbon™ Belts


Poly Chain® GT® Carbon Belts

Poly Chain GT Carbon Belts — Nothing Tougher.

Give yourself a competitive advantage by designing in the Gates Poly Chain GT Carbon drive system instead of roller chain in your next power transmission application.

The patented use of Carbon Fiber as the tensile cord provides increased horsepower rating for greater power density and compactness and increased flexibility, allowing the use of backside idlers. When combined with Gates Poly Chain GT2 sprockets, you have a lightweight, long-lasting, maintenance-free system that’s more than a match for roller chain.

Markets/Applications
All industrial markets, especially suited to replace roller chain drives.
Narrow width minimizes reducer overhung loads and left-justified hubs on Poly Chain GT2 sprockets accommodate short shaft lengths.

Features/Advantages
  • Maintenance-free, clean solution for roller chain drive conversion

    • Significantly reduces maintenance costs

    • Equivalent capacity to roller chain drives in the same width

    • Easy rust-free wash-down with Gates Stainless Steel hardware

    • Fast drive conversion payback

    • Quieter than roller chain drives

  • New construction provides up to 55% more low-speed capacity than the original PCGT construction and 30% more than PCGT2.

  • Gates curvilinear tooth profile provides high shear strength, noise reduction, and improved load carrying capacity.

  • Robust carbon tensile cord combines minimal stretch with extraordinary strength and load carrying capacity, while absorbing shock and surge loads.

  • Durable polyurethane construction resists chemicals, oil, pollutants, and abrasion.

  • Nylon tooth facing reduces friction and eliminates the need for lubrication.

  • Fully operational in temperature extremes of -65°F to +185°F (-54°C to +85°C).

Recommended Sprockets
Poly Chain® GT®2 Sprockets - 8M and 14M

Notes
Poly Chain GT Carbon belts can be used as a replacement for previous generation Poly Chain belts.

Poly Chain GT Carbon belt part numbers are identical to those of Poly Chain GT2: part number 8MGT-1000-21 denotes an 8mm pitch, 1000mm pitch length and 21mm width.

Belt pitch is the distance in millimeters between two adjacent tooth centers as measured on the pitch line of the belt. Belt pitch length is the total length (circumference) in millimeters as measured along the pitch line. The theoretical pitch line of a Poly Chain GT Carbon belt lies within the tensile member.

WARNING: Use of non-Gates manufactured sprockets is not recommended: Gates Poly Chain GT2 sprockets are manufactured, specified and tested to fully support the full capabilities of the Poly Chain GT Carbon belt. Product performance cannot be guaranteed when non-Gates sprockets are used.

Always utilize Taper-Lock® type Poly Chain GT2 sprockets when designing a new Poly Chain GT Carbon belt drive system.


Long-Length Poly Chain® GT® Carbon Belting

An innovative construction combined with the Gates tooth profile makes Poly Chain GT Carbon Gates most powerful synchronous belt. Compact and lightweight, Poly Chain GT Carbon belt drives deliver more power in less space.

Markets/Applications
Long length Poly Chain GT Carbon belting is a cost effective, low maintenance drive alternative that is well suited for linear movement, positioning and conveying applications.

Features/Advantages
  • Gates patented curvilinear tooth profile provides excellent positioning characteristics, noise reduction, high shear strength, and improved load carrying capacity.

  • Robust carbon tensile cord combines minimal stretch with extraordinary strength and load carrying capacity, while absorbing shock and surge loads.

  • Durable polyurethane construction resists chemicals, oil, pollutants, and abrasion.

  • Nylon tooth facing reduces friction and eliminates the need for lubrication.

  • Eliminates lubrication and re-tensioning reduce maintenance and labor as compared to roller chain drives.

  • Fully operational in temperature extremes of -65°F to +185°F (-54°C to +85°C).

Recommended Sprockets
Poly Chain® GT®2 Sprockets

Notes
Minimum order length for Poly Chain GT Carbon belting is 50 feet, ordered in 50 foot increments thereafter. Continuous lengths, if needed, must be specified when ordering, and must be ordered in increments of the minimum order quantity. Continuous lengths may require lead times.

Poly Chain GT Carbon belting can be used on existing drives as replacement for Poly Chain GT belting.

Minimum order quantities may vary for non-standard widths. Check with Customer Service.

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