Jason Industrial by Megadyne Enters the Hydraulic Hose Business

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Hydraulic Hose, Couplings and Crimping Equipment

Carol Stream Illinois, November 1, 2017

Jason Industrial well known throughout the Americas is pleased to announce its entrance into the hydraulic hose market. According to Roy Pyle, Vice President of Business Development, the Hydraulic Hose program, Like Jason’s successful industrial hose program will be built upon a platform of quality product, technical support, responsive customer service, competitive pricing, and large inventories of hose, couplings and crimping equipment.

Our main inventory will be located in Carol Stream IL, however, with logistics and distribution being a keystone of our success we will utilize our distribution centers in Fairfield NJ, Tampa FL, Dallas TX, and Los Angeles CA as our program develops.

To learn more about our complete product offering visit our website at www.jasonbymegadyne.com. For information on finding the right crimp specifications to use, download our free app; Jason mycrimp for smartphones. To obtain a copy of the Hydraulic Hose product guide e-mail lizh@jasonindustrial.com or visit the inquiries section of our website.

Jason by Megadyne is a member of the Megadyne Group, an international manufacturer, fabricator and marketer of power transmission, product handling and hose and related equipment and accessories.  Jason by Megadyne operates within the Americas only.

 

Belting for Bill Validators

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Bill validators are standard equipment on vending machines, ATMs, self-checkout machines, and ticket booths.The purpose of a bill validator is simple: to draw in a bill, “read it” and determine the currency as a form of payment or create change. This automated machinery relies on many mechanical parts to function effectively and consistently.

The mechanisms of bill validators require belting in two processes within the machine. The first is to pull the bill into the machine and the second is to put it into a stacking area. A series of two belts work together is needed for this operation. Depending on the machine, the belts could be flat or a timing belt with teeth.

At Belt Corporation of America, we understand the design criteria to create a successful belt. When it comes to bill validator belts, getting the proper coefficient of friction is vital to performance, with a secondary focus on the belt’s longevity. In order to have the coefficient of friction necessary to move bills through the process, most OEMs utilize either urethane or neoprene materials.

Over time, belts will eventually need to be replaced. When belting wears out third-party repair professionals in the field will remove the entire stacking module and repair it. We create replacement belting designed and manufactured to precise OEM specifications for all common bill validators.

As automated equipment expands in use, the need for high-quality parts will continue to increase, but with OEM-quality belting available from Belt Corporation of America, machines will continue to operate with their original functionality.

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Development of a Woven Polyester Belt for the Plastic Bag Manufacturing Industry

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We were recently approached by a client in the plastic bag manufacturing industry for a solution to a quality control issue. The company was experiencing inconsistencies and throughput problems on one of their bag lines due to a belt issue. The source of these problems originated from the inexpensive welded and unsupported green belt used to thread the process plastic film onto the bag making machine. The client thought switching to a non-stretch belt would be a solution.

Working closely with the client on product improvement and development, we engineered a knitted endless belting solution made from polyester woven fabric with a durable urethane coating. The belts were manufactured as matched sets with dimensions of 28″ and 34″ in length, ½” in width, at 1 mm thick, all to tolerances of +0/-0.0005″. The client realized an immediate improvement in quality once the new stable urethane belts were installed on the machinery.

Our company provided a seamless belting solution that greatly improved the manufacturing process for this plastic bag manufacturer. Please contact Megadyne Belt Corporation of America for additional details on this belting project.

  • Company was using an inexpensive welded unsupported belt for process plastic film on a bag making machine.
  • Client needed to improve throughput and consistency in the quality of the bags. They wanted to convert to a non-stretch belt.
  • The Megadyne Belt Corporation of America’s solution was a polyester fabric supported belt with a urethane coating in matched sets for length.
  • In picture, green belt was the original belt, ours is the clear stable urethane material.

Product Description

sed to thread the plastic film through the bag manufacturing machine.

Capabilities Applied/Processes

Primary:
Engineering – Product Improvement
Product Development
Knitted Endless – Woven Fabric
Secondary:
Urethane Coating

Overall Part Dimensions

Length: 28 in, 34 in
Width: 1/2 in
Thickness: 1 mm

Tightest Tolerances

+0 / – 0.0005″

Material Used

Urethane Coating
Base Material – Polyester Woven Fabric

In process testing/inspection performed

Dimensional Inspection

Industry for Use

Plastic Bag Manufacturing

Delivery/Turnaround Time

6 Weeks

Delivery Location

Worldwide

Standards Met

Customer Specifications, 2D CAD Drawing

Product Name

Threading Belts

Why did you choose this project to show case?

To demonstrate our engineering design work with clients to find innovative solutions

Product Description

Used to thread the plastic film through the bag manufacturing machine.

Custom Belt Fabrication of a Transport Belt for Dental X-ray Equipment

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A manufacturer of dental x-ray processing equipment was experiencing a quality issue with a carrier belt in one of their systems. The problem arose from the belting system they were using to transport the x-ray film. The belt which is used to carry the finished film to viewing was made from woven polyester fabric with a silicone cover. The problem stemmed from the polyester fabric which was showing through the silicone cover distorting the x-ray image.

To mitigate this issue, we developed a belting system made from a clear Ultem substrate that was also coated with silicone. The transparent nature of the substrate prevented x-ray image distortion. This further enhanced the knitted endless and spin casting manufacturing process that was utilized. This innovative solution delivers a seamless belt that offers higher strength and longer service life.

The finished belt featured dimensions of 171 mm in circumference, a width of 30 mm, and a thickness of 1 mm. This transport belt project was completed to tightest tolerances of +0/-0.01 mm on length and delivered to the client in 6 weeks.

At Megadyne Belt Corp, our ability to manufacture innovative, specialty belting solutions makes us leaders in the industry. In this project we provided a unique solution to solve the client’s image quality problem and delivered a trouble free conveying solution. For information on this project, please contact Megadyne Belt Corporation of America.

  • Company using a woven polyester belt with a silicone cover to process dental x-ray film.
  • Client needed to improve quality of the x-ray image since the fabric tends to show through the silicone.
  • Megadyne Belt Corporation of America’s solution: a clear spin cast Ultem substrate with the same silicone surface cover.
  • Still being tested for life cycles.

Product Description

Used in the transportation of dental x-ray films.

Capabilities Applied/Processes

Primary:
Knitted Endless
Spin Casting
Secondary:
Coated with Silicone

Overall Part Dimensions

Circumference: 171 mm
Width: 30 mm
Thickness: 1 mm

Tightest Tolerances

+0 / -0.01 mm on Length

Material Used

Fabric Substrate – Polyester
Silicone Cover
Ultem

Material Finish

Knitted Endless

In process testing/inspection performed

Dimensional Inspection

Industry for Use

Dental x-Ray Equipment

Delivery/Turnaround Time

6 Weeks

Delivery Location

Worldwide

Standards Met

Customer Specifications, 2D CAD Drawing

Product Name

Transport Belt

Why did you choose this project to show case?

Our problem solving capabilities to solve a different problem.

Spin Casting of a Dual Durometer Polyurethane Belt for the Reverse Vending Industry (recycling of PET bottles)

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In PET bottle recycling machines, a bottle is brought into the machine along an infeed conveyor belt. This belt grabs the bottles and protects the user from getting too close to the crushing mechanism. For one manufacturer the welded endless extruded urethane belting they were using in their machines was not as high performing as they had expected.

To achieve the performance and long service life that they required, they needed a belt with better stability and friction to move the bottle consistently. As leaders in innovative belting solutions, at Megadyne Belt Corp, we were able to engineer a product to meet their exact requirements.

During the development process, we provided the client with a selection of higher quality materials and samples to choose from. Once material selection was complete, the re-engineered belting solution was constructed through spin casting and slitting. The finished product is composed of a dual Durometer polyurethane material with dimensions of 24″ in length, 1-½” in width, and 1/8″ thick. With better tension and an increased surface coefficient of friction the performance of the machine was significantly improved.

Megadyne Belt Corp improved on the existing design by providing this client with a belting solution that increased and improved the machine’s functionality and performance. Our expertise and knowledge enabled us to exceed the client’s expectations. To learn more about this project, please feel free to contact Megadyne Belt Corporation of America today.

  • Company using an extruded urethane belt that is welded endless to receive bottles into machine; required improved efficiencies
  • Client needed a truly endless belt that had better friction and stability
  • The Megadyne Belt Corporation of America solution was a spun cast, dual Durometer belt that had better tension and increased surface COF.

Product Description

Used in bottle recycling machines to grab the bottles to begin the process.

Capabilities Applied/Processes

Primary:
Engineering – Material Selection, Sample Products
Spin Casting
Secondary:
Slitting

Overall Part Dimensions

Length: 24 in
Width: 1-1/2 in
Thickness: 1/8 in

Tightest Tolerances

+0 / – 0.0005″

Material Used

Dual Durometer Polyurethane

In process testing/inspection performed

Dimensional Inspection

Industry for Use

Reverse Vending – Bottle Recycling

Delivery/Turnaround Time

8 Weeks for Research & Development
1 Week for Production

Delivery Location

Worldwide

Standards Met

Customer Specifications, 2D CAD Drawing

Product Name

Infeed Conveyor Belt

Why did you choose this project to show case?

To demonstrate our company’s solution focus and how our engineers can improve on existing designs.

Product Description

Used in bottle recycling machines to grab the bottles to begin the process.

Hewlett Packard Plotter Carriage Belts

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BCA Carriage Plotter belts are made with thermoset urethane and reinforced with Kevlar™ cords. Our molded urethane construction yields the most exact tolerances and precision fit. Thermoset polyurethane, unlike rubber belt replacements, will not crack or dust-out after ongoing bi-directional slewing. Our strength member is made of Kevlar™ cords, which provides high strength and no stretch – crucial for high speed applications.

Our belts are designed with teeth and ribs on the drive side. This delivers a quiet mesh interface on the drive pulley and smooth accurate tracking on the tension side pullBCA belts are delivered fast from stock.

OEM Belt Part Number

C7769-60182

  • HP Design Jet 500/800/T610/T1100/Z2100/Z3100/Z3200
  • 24” Belt

C6072-60198

  • HP Design Jet 1050/1055
  • 36” Belt

C4706-60082

  • HP Design Jet 250C/330C/350C/430C/450C/700C/750C
  • 36” Belt- E size

C4705-60082

  • HP Design Jet 250C/330C/350C/430C/450C/700C/750C
  • 24” Belt – D size

C7770-60014

  • HP Design Jet 500/800/T610/T1100/Z2100/Z3100/Z3200
  • 42” Belt

Silicone Feed Tire for Mass Transit Fare Collection Equipment

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At Megadyne Belt Corporation of America, we have a reputation for going beyond what is expected to meet the quality requirements and delivery expectations of our OEM customers.

One such customer, a manufacturer of mass transit fare card reading equipment and pre-paid parking ticket dispensers, approached us to produce a silicone feed tire they had been purchasing from another supplier. The supplier was not meeting the OEM’s expectations in terms of lead times and delivery. Since they had worked with us in the past, they were confident we could meet delivery targets that aligned with their production flow.

Megadyne Belt Corp was supplied with a sample, a CAD drawing, as well as material specifications. Production of this feed tire was extremely labor intensive and somewhat challenging due to its small size and narrow dimensions of 1.00” ID x 0.50” in width x 0.25” in thickness. In addition, it required a two-step manufacturing process that added to the complexity.

Megadyne Belt Corp assembled an in-house product development team to review and plan the best way to manufacture the feed tire in a timelier manner while maintaining the quality and integrity of the product. Materials specialists spent weeks in our R&D lab formulating the compounds, while manufacturing specialists engineered the two-stage process that involved:

  1. Applying an internal liner of cured ground urethane over a mandrel
  2. Applying a silicone top coat with a high gloss finish. This high gloss finish was necessary to enable smooth travel of the cards through the reading and dispensing mechanisms.

Using a custom-engineered equipment configuration, Megadyne Belt Corp fabricated these small tires accurately at fast cycle times. Quality control inspections including dimensional measurement of length, width, outer diameter, and inner diameter validated that we upheld close tolerances of ± .001”. Our fresh approach to production allowed us to ship quality products within the time constraints needed by our client.

The feed tire manufactured by Megadyne Belt Corp now provides reliable card capture and return performance for the mass transit fare collection system and has proven to keep up with the fast pace of busy commuters and travelers. We continue to manufacture these feed tires that work as well, if not better, than the original, at the rate of 2,000-3,000 units annually. To learn more about our expert belt manufacturing capabilities, contact us today.

Product Description

Silicone Feed Tire for Mass Transit Fare Collection and Dispensing Equipment

Capabilities Applied/Processes

Multiple Compounds
Two-stage manufacturing process consisting of:
Cured ground urethane over a mandrel
Silicone Top Coat with a high gloss

Overall Part Dimensions

Thickness – .25″
ID – 1″
Width – .5″

Tightest Tolerances

± .001″

Material Used

Urethane
SIlicone

Material Finish

High Gloss

Industry for Use

Mass Transit (Fare Collection)

Volume

2,000 – 3,000 per year

Delivery/Turnaround Time

6 Weeks

Feed Tire for High-Speed Mail Scanner

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An OEM was interested in prolonging the lifecycle of a feed tire in their high-speed mail scanner. The OEM, an existing client, approached us to engineer a new version with enhanced wear resistance.

The existing belts were constructed from isoprene and were degrading due to friction from fast moving pulleys. The customer was in dire need of stronger belts, as the feed tires were literally melting during the mail scanning process.

Our team of design engineers set out to improve the materials used to increase the longevity of the belt, while maintaining the necessary characteristics required by the application. The feed tire design was revamped by changing the material from isoprene to a mill urethane substrate and then adding a non-glazing blue rubber cover that we co-molded. This new design provided the necessary coefficient of friction to keep envelopes and paper from sliding off the belt; the design also provided the desired extended resistance to wear and abrasion.

However, the challenge was to develop a molding process to bond urethane to natural rubber, which involved considerable research and development efforts. While the customer liked our design, they were impatient and took the design to another belt manufacturer. Unfortunately, the feed tire they produced underperformed.

In the meantime, for two years Megadyne Belt Corporation of America continued to pursue our goal and developed a breakthrough method for molding rubber over urethane. We also had a strategic advantage: the ability to mill urethane at close-dimensional tolerances, which is a notoriously difficult task. Due to our perseverance and technical competence, Megadyne Belt Corporation was contracted by the OEM to begin production.

Measuring 2.5” ID x .610” in width x .25” in thickness and produced to within ±.005” tolerances, these feed tires are constructed from natural blue rubber molded over a urethane liner. The feed tires feature a ground surface finish and exhibit outstanding wear properties. In use, they outperform the previous product by a factor of almost 7 to 1. While the older version wore out after 300,000 cycles, our upgraded version performs reliably for more than 2 million cycles – a remarkable improvement.

Megadyne Belt Corporation of America’s diligence and hard work improved the quality and performance of this OEM client’s mail sorting equipment. Contact us today if you are interested in more information about Megadyne Belt Corporation of America.

Product Name and Description

Feed Tire for High-Speed Mail Scanner

Capabilities Applied/Processes

ID- 2.5″
Width – .610″
Thick .25″

Tightest Tolerances

± .005

Material Used

Urethane
Blue Natural Rubber

Material Finish

Ground Surface

Industry for Use

Mail Sorting

Volume

5,000-6,000 a Year

Delivery/Turnaround Time

4-6 Weeks

Capping Belts

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Megadyne Belt Corporation of America supplies custom capper belts for all types of industrial applications. We offer replacement belts for top-quality capping machines from leading OEMs. With unlimited possibilities, our expert belting specialists have extensive knowledge of the machinery our customer’s use in their operations and can easily assist you in determining the right belting solution.

We manufacture belts that are direct replacements for KAPS-ALL® and SureKap capping machinery. These machines are widely used throughout the packaging industry for a wide variety of products. Whether needed for light or heavy-duty applications, we will have a belt that will keep these machines working at optimal performance.

Belts are specifically made to work with each company’s equipment. KAPS-ALL’s capping systems are portable for movement from one production line to another and are capable of handling a wide variety of containers of different materials and sizes.

Spindle cappers and tighteners have throughputs from 80 to over 400 bottles per minute while fully-automatic overcapper/lidders reach speeds up to 400 BPM. All of these machines rely on belting to move products. When you use one of our belts, there is never any worry or concern that the belts will fail or be inadequate.

Belting for KAPS-ALL® machinery is supplied with a blue fabric covered foam or white neoprene cover with a folded edge or 1/16” recessed edge, respectively. These belts are manufactured to be direct replacements for original OEM parts.

SureKap manufactures a wide range of heavy-duty capping equipment for almost any cap type, shape, or size. They offer compact, table-top models to fully automatic, high-speed capping systems that easily integrate into any packaging line.

SureKap’s innovative belt feed systems on the automatic machines eliminates extra equipment and saves changeover time. As belts are integral components for proper functioning, we manufacture belts that are made exclusively for the SureKap machinery. Direct replacement belts are available in a wide variety of materials and sizes to maintain exceptional machine operation.

Our belting products meet the demanding requirements of the high-quality machinery produced by manufacturers of leading packaging equipment. For belts that will keep KAPS-ALL® and SureKap equipment running optimally, consider using top-quality belts from Megadyne Belt Corporation of America.

Automated Paperboard Feeder Belt for the Corrugated Box Industry

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The high cost of OEM replacement timing belts for a paperboard handling machine was an issue for a corrugated box manufacturer. This issue prompted the manufacturer’s supplier, a distributor of equipment and replacement parts, to find a suitable aftermarket solution. We were looking for the same quality at a more affordable price, and so the supplier shipped us a sample part to reproduce.

We obtained the original geometry and surface characteristics after receiving the belt, and this information was used to create several prototypes. After a few trial runs, we were able to produce a cost-effective replacement belt with the same quality criteria as the original version.

We developed an efficient fabrication methodology to keep manufacturing costs as low as possible, while working on a relatively complex belt. This belt was constructed with a Neoprene base and a 1/8” thick gray, non-marking Neoprene cover; featured precision-ground teeth with slots machined into the cover. In addition, holes were built into the slots to allow for vacuum suction. Manufacturing this belt involved a series of processes and competencies using several different pieces of equipment such as routers, grinders, and perforators. We closely inspected all features of the finished belt-including tooth geometry and the dimension and spacing of the slots and holes-to ensure we maintained the required tight tolerance of ±.01”.

Currently in use in corrugated box equipment, our aftermarket 1200-8M-85 HTD timing belt performs equally as well, if not better, than the OEM belt. Our efficient production systems allowed Megadyne Belt Corporation of America to manufacture this belt at a significantly reduced cost, while sustaining the quality of the belt it replaced. With nine of these belts on each machine, our version offered measurable savings for the end user’s maintenance expenses.

To learn more about this project or our processes, contact us today.

Product Description

Used in the transportation of dental x-ray films.

Capabilities Applied/Processes

Routers Grinders Perforation Equipment Reverse Engineering

Overall Part Dimensions

1200-8M-95 HTD Timing Belt With 1/8″ Gray Non Marking Cover

Tightest Tolerances

± .01

Material Used

Neoprene Based Timing Belt with a Gray Non-Marking Neoprene Cover

Material Finish

Cover-Ground, slots and holes for vacuum
Teeth-Ground

Industry for Use

Corrugated Box

Volume

9 Per Machine

Delivery/Turnaround Time

6 Weeks

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