US customer saves $105,000 a year by switching to HabaSYNC T-5 timing belts for paper wipes manufacturing
A US-based paper hygiene-product manufacturer with a global presence was facing frequent belt replacements in this application, which led to raised costs and loss of productivity, also connected with long lead times for their replacement belts. The company turned to Habasit for assistance in finding a more reliable solution with better life performance for their compression belt.
To meet the customer’s process requirements, we suggested our proven HabaSYNC open-end T-5 timing belt in blue food-grade TPU with aramide, and a nub pattern top cover. Once installed the belts fully matched the customer’s application needs, performing the compression job perfectly, with no marking on the wipes.
The immediate savings potential delivered by the short lead-time alone amounted to $69,900 a year. However, the customer soon discovered a major added benefit: Habasit belts last nearly twice as long as the predecessor belts. Given that longer belt lifetimes mean less downtime and fewer maintenance hours, the customer estimates annual savings of almost $105,000.