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Offline philpem

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(UK) source of flat belts for pick and place system
« on: July 04, 2018, 06:21:16 am »
I'm working on repairing my MDC ECM97 pick and place system, and now the time has finally come to replace the worn out PCB loader conveyor belt.

Does anyone know of a reliable UK source of ~2mm thick "seamless" flat belts, 6mm wide and 1830mm in circumference/length?

The majority of the ones I've found start at 10mm.

Thanks
Phil


(A previous version of this message listed the belt size as 1940mm. It's actually 1830mm. Needless to say a 1940mm belt is rather too long for the machine, unless you want to fit an idler pulley to the belt)
« Last Edit: July 07, 2018, 10:14:59 am by philpem »
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Re: (UK) source of flat belts for pick and place system
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2018, 08:01:52 am »
If you can find a wider one, it probably wouldn't be hard to make a simple jig to trim it down
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Re: (UK) source of flat belts for pick and place system
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2018, 06:31:06 am »
Yeah, that was my backup plan.

I've found a 10mm wide belt at a local bearings supplier, just waiting for it to arrive. I can probably make up a fairly precise belt cutting jig on the lathe if I need to.
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Re: (UK) source of flat belts for pick and place system
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2018, 10:15:46 am »
Joy, turns out I mismeasured the belt. It's actually 1830mm... which leaves me with a pair of 1940s to experiment with the belt cutting rig.  :-/O
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