- Plant Engineers vote Falcon HTC® #1 – Readers of Plant Engineering magazine have selected the revolutionary Goodyear Engineered Products power transmission belt as a 2009 Product of the Year.
- Upgrade of self-tracking belt released – New Goodyear Engineered Products Eagle NRGTM belt builds on past success, delivers more power with less energy.
Goodyear Engineered Products belt earns prestigious industry award
Falcon HTC® has been selected as a winner in the 2009 Plant Engineering Product of the Year awards by the magazine’s readers.
The Falcon HTC system is a revolutionary upgrade to the highly successful Goodyear Engineered Products Falcon Pd® belt, and is capable of delivering up to 30 percent more power capacity. In addition, this innovative belt is specially designed to accommodate today’s high efficiency motors, with a power transfer rate of up to 98 percent and features a premium tooth facing that increases torque capacity while reducing tension decay.
“When compared to conventional polyurethane synchronous belts, Falcon HTC offers numerous benefits including quieter operation and static conductivity as well as resistance to both flex-fatigue and higher operating temperatures”, said Tom Burgett, PTP marketing manager for Veyance Technology, the exclusive manufacturer and marketer of Goodyear Engineered Products.
“For more than 20 years, Plant Engineering’s readers have voted on the best new products in manufacturing. We’re pleased to be able to recognize suppliers who work each day to help our readers do their important work safer, smarter and more productively,” said Plant Engineering editor Bob Vavra.
“The award from Plant Engineering confirms that our customers recognize the benefits provided by Falcon HTC,” Burgett said. “It can reduce drive maintenance, noise and energy consumption all while delivering improved performance.”
The formal presentation of awards and the announcement of the 2009 Grand Award winner will take place on Monday, March 30 in Chicago as part of the 2010 Manufacturing/Automation Summit, sponsored by Plant Engineering and Control Engineering magazines.
New Goodyear Engineered Products drive system increases power capacity
Maintenance and design engineers looking to improve their power transmission systems have a powerful new Goodyear Engineered Products drive system to choose from: Eagle NRGTM.
Eagle NRG, an innovative upgrade to the successful Eagle Pd® power transmission drive, is capable of delivering up to 25 percent more power conveyance, while achieving an impressive 98 percent energy efficiency rating. Additionally, the new belt design is rated for continuous service at 200 degrees Fahrenheit while being static conductive*.
“For years our customers have used Eagle Pd belts because of its significant noise reduction and energy savings capabilities,” said Tom Burgett, power transmission products manager for Veyance Technologies, the exclusive manufacturer of Goodyear Engineered Products. “Our new Eagle NRG is the next generation of this revolutionary patented product, continuing to offer superior quality and performance to end-users drive systems.”
Operating up to 19 decibels quieter than straight-tooth synchronous belts, Eagle NRG’s Heletical Offset Tooth (H.O.T.) design merges belt and sprocket into the quietest, smoothest and one of the most compact synchronous drive packages available. The result is a continuous rolling tooth engagement that reduces vibration and improves the overall efficiency of drive systems.
“Eagle NRG’s 98 percent energy efficiency rating is at least 5 percent higher than typical v-belt drives, which translates into immediate energy savings,” Burgett said. “These savings really add up when Eagle NRG is applied to high-energy consuming drives that operate almost continuously year round.”
*Drive conditions and service variables in combination with time in operation can result in a loss of static conductivity. It is recommended that a conductivity check be added to drive preventative maintenance programs where belt static conductivity is a requirement.