Maintenance free belt design saves time and improves performance
A multinational OEM produces advanced commercial treadmills. The state of art products require top quality, advanced and very precise fabrication. Additionally, repeatable quality and just-in-time deliveries for big volumes are a must.
The customer needed maintenance free fabric belts to avoid additional lubrication during the whole lifetime. A low coefficient of friction throughout their lifetime was also desired for the new installation of the treadmill belts. Other necessary capabilities were low noise, laser marking surface for safety marks printing, edged trimming, and top quality diagonal flexproof joining, which must be invisible.
Once installed, the belts are running as expected through their whole lifetime, which often crosses 20,000 km / 12,500 miles. Additionally, to control the working environment and friction better, Habasit has delivered the package with belt and slider deck. Habasit's excellent technical support was highly appreciated by the customer. The results were high volume fabrication with repeatable quality and excellent price to quality ratio.
In conclusion, the maintenance free belt design limits service crew visits and saves time on maintenance. The number of suppliers as well as the time for manufacturing could be reduced and the overall performance of the treadmill system could be improved.