The Megadyne Group Expands its Global Footprint

Megadyne, the international manufacturer of power transmission and product handling belts and related components has expanded its leadership position with 3 new strategic acquisitions to close out 2017.  They are:

  • AVE, headquartered in Barcelona Spain.  Since 1953, Ave has specialized in the development and production of plastic and metallic modular chains, belts, guides and components used in product handling applications within several industrial segments complementary to Megadyne’s other business units including packaging and automotive.
  • MEGABELT, located in Israel. MEGABELT is a leader in the distribution of transmission and conveyor belts in the Israeli market.
  • CIMEXSA, located in Colombia was founded in 1955 and is a distributor of power transmission and belting products.

The recent acquisitions in Spain, Israel and Colombia along with the July 2017 acquisition of the Italian company SACIF, a leader in the production and marketing of special conveyor belts and synchronous belts, enable Megadyne to further expand its product portfolio, its geographical presence, and penetrate new applications and customers in existing and new industry segments.

Megadyne Group and its affiliate companies operate under the umbrella Megadyne EMEA. Megadyne Americas and Megadyne APAC.  For more information on the Megadyne Group, visit

Jason Industrial by Megadyne Enters the Hydraulic Hose Business

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 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 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.


Megadyne Belt Corp. to Attend PACK EXPO 2017

The team at Megadyne is thrilled to announce that we’ll be attending this year’s PACK EXPO in Las Vegas to showcase a variety of new products at Booth 5973 in the South Lower Building. Megadyne Belt Corporation, a global leader in specialty belting manufacture and fabrication and Megadyne Sampla, offering a full range of PU and PVC conveyor belts and fabrication will all be in attendance. To secure a complimentary registration for the tradeshow, use the code 84P39 to register.

About the Tradeshow

This annual event is sponsored by PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, which represents more than 800 North American manufacturers and suppliers of packaging and processing equipment, components, and materials.

Pack Expo Logo

Held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from Monday, Sept. 25 to Wednesday, Sept. 27, PACK EXPO brings together industry leaders in packaging and processing across a range of industries. Highlighting products in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, automotive, electronic, and other fields, the tradeshow gives attendees access to displays from big-name companies such as 3M, Unilever, General Mills, and the Coca-Cola Company. Offering a wide range of networking opportunities, educational seminars and panels, and product showcases, the show draws project managers, engineers, production supervisors, operations personnel, package designers, and marketers.

With more than 30,000 attendees and over 2,000 industry-leading suppliers, PACK EXPO provides a unique showcase for packaging equipment, materials, containers, and automation technologies while discussing innovations, developments, and trends. In addition to in-booth demos and various seminars, training sessions will also be available for engineering students.

Megadyne’s Belting Showcase

Food-Contact Belts

Megadyne will be at booth 5973 in the South Lower Hall showcasing our new Food Contact (FC) Megalinear and Megapower belts, both designed for synchronous handling in packaging applications. These belts provide several benefits for food processing and packaging applications. Additionally, Megadyne Sampla will present its expanded line of food grade conveyor belts and general conveying belts. All Megadyne belts presented offer:

  • Water, oil, and chemical resistance
  • Food contact-approved material composition, in accordance with European regulations 1935/2004, 10/2011, and 174/2015
  • Our timing belts offer no risk of slippage
  • Easy-to-clean, smooth surface

Covered Belts

We’ll also be showcasing our covered belts in both endless and joined styles. Featuring traditional conveyor surface structures, these products combine the traditional surface structure of a conveyor belt with elements of the timing belt, thus providing an enhanced frictional benefit on the conveying surface of our synchronized base belts. Covers are available in polyurethane, PVC- smooth and with impressions, and Durataq rubber, among other materials that can be customized to meet specific client requirements, such as high or low friction and smooth or impression surfaces.

Cleated Belts

Cleated BeltsNew from Megadyne in America is our cleat manufacturing and fabrication capabilities. Starting with either state-of-the-art CNC equipment or injection molding equipment, we can produce any cleat profile requested by clients to assist in moving or separating product conveyed. All cleats are made using highly resistant thermoplastic polyurethane, and all profiles are attached using our high vibration or radiant heating systems

Progressive Pin Joint (PPJ)

Our PPJ joining system allows for the joining of belts directly on the machine, resulting in:

  • Fast, easy belt replacement
  • Reduced downtime

Our PPJ product can be installed on smooth back and surface impression covered  belts as well as cleated belts.

False Tooth System

Urethan Progressive Pin Joint Belt

For cleats that cannot be welded to polyurethane timing belts, we offer a false tooth system for mechanical profile attachment that provides the following benefits:

  • Reduced assembly costs
  • Easy cleat repair and maintenance
  • Ability to use various cleat materials
  • No need to remove the belt in case of cleats replacement
  • Low spare parts cost
  • Quick, simple exchange/repositioning of individually designed cleats

Learn More

Megadyne is looking forward to showcasing its diverse range of packaging belt solutions, and we hope to see you there! Members of our team will be on hand to discuss specific projects and field any questions you may have. Contact us today to learn more about the event or any of the products listed above, and use code 84P39 to register for PACK EXPO here, and don’t forget to stop by booth 5973 in the South Lower Building.

We Now Offer HP® DesignJet Plotter Belts

BCA is excited to announce the addition of replacement plotter carriage belts for Hewlett Packard DesignJet Plotters to our already extensive line of custom and stock belting products.

PlotterBelt-Edit.jpgThese plotter carriage belts are manufactured out of high quality thermoset urethane (PU). PU offers a number of benefits over traditional rubber belts. Unlike rubber belts, thermoset urethane belts will not dry out, become brittle, crack, or dust-out over time due to bi-directional slewing.

Adding to the strength of the BCA belt is the Kevlar™ cord reinforcement. Kevlar™ cords give the belts strength and minimize stretch. The belts — designed with drive side teeth and ribs to improve mesh interface and tracking — are carefully molded to ensure precise tolerances and accurate fit.

“We are proud to offer our customers a line of direct OEM quality replacement plotter carriage belts for HP® DesignJet Plotters,” said our Director of Sales, Rich Blais. “These plotter belts are made with the same high quality materials and with the same attention to detail as all of our products.”

Belt Corporation of America manufactures five different plotter carriage belts in three different lengths: 24 inches, 36 inches, and 42 inches. Together, the belts are compatible with more than 15 different HP® DesignJet Plotter models, including from their standard, T, and Z series.

Learn more about our line of plotter belts, made in the USA and kept in stock to ensure expedient delivery upon order. Visit the Hewlett Packard Plotter Carriage Belts page of our website.

Megadyne’s Jason Industrial to Add Belt Manufacturer

FAIRFIELD, N.J.—The Megadyne S.p.A. group of companies is in the process of adding another major component to its growing network.

In a move aimed at building its specialty belting manufacturing and fabrication operations, Jason Industrial Inc.—Megadyne’s wholly owned U.S. manufacturing, sales and distribution arm—will purchase Belt Corporation of America from owner Bill Levensalor and his wife Maureen. They are the two prime shareholders in the company, according to Philip Cohenca, CEO and president of Megadyne’s North and South American operations, which consists of Jason, Megadyne America and Timing Belt Manufacturing Co.

Financial details were not disclosed, but he said the transaction likely will close at the end of August.

Bill Levensalor will remain with the stand-alone business and run the operation. The company’s work force of about 60 will be retained and continue to operate out of Belt Corporation’s 40,000-sq.-ft. production plant in Cumming, Ga., where the firm is headquartered.

It will become a subsidiary of Fairfield-based Jason, Cohenca said, but will operate on a stand-alone basis, although Jason will look to integrate parts of the operation that fit….

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