Emerson Industrial Automation Announces Browning® EPDM V-Belts

New material provides greater temperature range for longer life

ST. LOUIS, July 17, 2011 - Emerson Industrial Automation, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), announced today the introduction of Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) to their Browning® 3V, 5V and 8V series v-belts. EPDM greatly expands operating temperature range, which promotes longer belt life.

EPDM is a synthetic rubber compound that is strong, flexible and resists decay. It is ozone, oxidation, humidity and heat resistant. This advancement in v-belt technology allows a 70 percent broader temperature range than standard Neoprene synthetic rubber belts providing reliable performance even in the most demanding climates and heat sensitive applications.

"Browning EPDM v-belts not only perform with an expanded operating range, the notched-style 3VX, 5VX and 8VX belts can improve efficiency by as much as three percent compared to wrapped style designs," said Don Sullivan, Senior Product Manager, Browning Brand V-Belt drives. "They are designed to excel in demanding applications and meet the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) standards for oil and heat resistance, as well as static conductivity."

Browning 3VX, 5VX and 8VX EPDM V-belts come with unique industry recognized design features including:

  • Fabric Top and Bottom - increases stability and promotes longer life
  • Wider Notch Spacing - reduces stress on the cord line
  • Ground-form Sidewalls - decreases vibration and increases contact with sheave groove

For more information about Browning EPDM belts, visit emerson-ept.com. Find out more about notched belt efficiency in the XX video located on the site.