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The plastics industry is the third largest manufacturing sector in the U.S. While packaging is by far the largest market for plastic resins, the building and construction, transportation, furniture, and electrical and electronic components markets are also heavy users. The average person in North America consumes 220 lbs. of plastic annually, primarily in packaging.
Heavy duty braking system designs are as diverse as the different industries in which they are employed. From marine and mining to metal working and paper processing, systems are required to perform static, dynamic and emergency braking with precise controlled force. Quality is of the upmost importance in these products as the cost of a short service life can often be extremely high for the end-user.
A Mid-Atlantic manufacturer of power transmission belts needed to improve the tension control within their belt width trimming system. As belts are fed into the trimmer, a mechanical tension device was used to apply drag on the belts so they would present a consistent profile to the trimming knives.
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