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Stainless Steel Metal Drive Tapes and Timing Pulleys for Robotics

Stainless steel drive tapes are ideal for use in robotics applications. Our metal drive tapes and timing belts are made from the same high-quality stainless steel as our endless metal conveyor belts. Drive tapesalso known as drive bands or belt drives—can be fitted with specialized end tabs and/or perforations for locating pins or attachment anchors as required by individual application scenarios.

Achieve Smooth, Reliable Robotic Motion Control

Motion loss and backlash of gears and timing belts can result in inaccurate positioning and robotic movement; stainless steel drive tapes provide a sound solution to these issues. Belt Technologies fabricates steel drive tapes and timing belts that are able to perform with near-zero backlash in applications such as:

  • Carriage positioning
  • Robotic arms
  • Clean rooms
  • LCD production
  • Optical element drives

The Advantage of Stainless Steel Belts for Robotics

Able to withstand extreme environments such as high or low temperatures and vacuums, metal timing belts and drive tapes reliably perform demanding tasks where rapid acceleration, precise positioning, and repetition may be required. They are also sanitary and easy to clean, making them ideal for use in clean room environments.

Steel belt in wafer transfer application

Stainless steel drive tapes and timing belts offer a range of advantages, including:

  • A high strength-to-weight ratio
  • Accurate and repeatable results
  • Virtual non-stretchability
  • A particulate-free surface
  • No necessary lubrication
  • Clean room compatibility
  • Vacuum compatibility

Customized for Your Robotics Application

Belt Technologies offers customized stainless steel drive tapes and timing belts to suit your application design. Our experienced engineers provide feedback for material suggestions or specialized features to enhance performance. Drive tapes can be fitted with a nearly unlimited selection of end attachments and/or perforation patterns. For use in robotic arm actuators, packaging, industrial automation, pharmaceutical production, semiconductor and electronics production, medical and surgical applications—and even animatronics and robotics for the entertainment industry—metal belts are a simple solution to your toughest robotics challenges.

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