A glass producer for the automotive industry experienced challenges in the glass pre-cutting unit. In this application, oil is used to grease the cutting knife that cuts shapes for further car windshield and window manufacturing. However, a good grip is necessary at the same time to keep the glass in place during cutting. Furthermore, changing the belt is difficult and time-consuming as the machine is very complex.

A replacement belt is needed that is partially resistant to oil and also offers a good grip of the product. Additionally, the customer requested a belt with mechanical joining to simplify the change of the belt.

Habasit delivered the proposed belt NHT-8EEDV, meeting the customer's expectations. Not only did the belt work well with vaporing oils, but its exchange time also reduced from 10-12 hours to 1-2 hours thanks to mechanical joining. The belt reduced downtime by 10 hours.

By solving this key application service issue, Habasit was also able to deliver timing belts and fabric belts for infeed and outfeed conveyors. The belt's lifetime, performance and time for exchange fulfill all of the customer's expectations.