Cost saving

  • evaluate current belt drive efficiencies using Gates DesignFlex┬« & Cost Savings Calculation Tool   
  • Calculate energy savings gained by replacing problem drives or chain drives with energy-efficient ones   
  • Identify problem drive applications and develop a programme to increase their reliability   
  • Recommand longer-lasting products that will enhance productivity and improve equipment reliability   
  • Determine ways to reduce maintenance costs (re-tensioning, lubrication,...)   
  • Develop a preventive maintenance programme to maximise the life of all belt drives in your facility

Energy savings calculation formula:

ANNUAL ENERGY COST = Motor kW x Hours pery ear x Cost kWh / Motor efficiency

ANNUAL ENERGY SAVINGS = Energy cost X Efficiency increase

PAYBACK PERIOD = New drive cost / Annual energy savings