Flat(ish) link belts

Hi.
Does anyone know where I might be able to purchase (in the UK)
'sensible' lengths Fenner "PowerTwist SuperGrip Top" or maybe
"PowerTwist Friction Top" belting in B or C section ? I need around
1.5m (tbc) and all I've been able to find so far is Fenner themselves
who will happily sell me a box of 20m....
Link to Fenner info:
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My application is for a replacement flat drive belt for a Lorch
underdrive AVI-RG lathe - I plan to use the belt 'upside-down' from
the original application expectations - I'm installing it on a Boxford
underdrive cabinet that came from a knackered CUD, and there's no easy
way to organise belt tensioning on the final drive belt - the problem
of diss-assembly to replace the belt also makes the link type rather
appealing.
Any comments or warnings about my intended application also gratefully
received!
Thanks,
Youra.
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Youra
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I replaced my ML-7 drive belts with "T-Link" belts sourced from Tony Griffiths - here:
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Looks like he also keeps PowerTwist. Prices not cheap, but I guess cheaper than buying 20m...
Regards, Tony
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Tony Jeffree
I am surprised, have Fenner okayed running a griptop inside out? I would have thought that you would have gone with a standard (splittable) flat belt.
Richard
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Richard Edwards
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Chronos are selling Powertwist belting on fleabay by the metre
I don't know how prices compare with Tony G rates.
Bob
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Bob Minchin
Significantly cheaper that Tony G but they only stock A and Z section.
Regards, Tony
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Tony Jeffree
I would try Eriks (used to be Wyko, used to be Fenners).
Tim
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Tim L
Hi Richard,
Specifically, no - but I've found a few posts on a US machine tool forum that suggests it works just fine for relatively light applications.
The reason for not going for a standard flat belt is the ability to adjust tension by removing links - my circumstances (without my re- engineering of the cabinet) does not allow for adjustment of the spacing between the spindle and countershaft pulleys - must as in the original Boxford CUD cabinet set up.
Cheers.
Youra.
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Youra
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Give this mob a try, website being updated at the moment, so best call them.
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Emimec
Bloodyell when did that happen???
Mark Rand RTFM
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Mark Rand
Last year some time.
Tim
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Tim L
Must have been just after I got the new belt for the shaper then :-(
Mark Rand RTFM
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Mark Rand
I just looked it up, it was just about 12 months ago.
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Tim
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Tim L
Well that just goes to show... Doesn't time fly when you're enjoying yourself :-)
They (Rugby branch) have been helpful on every occasion that I've uses them, but I've only bought V belts from them.
Mark Rand RTFM
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Mark Rand

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