Transback belting incorporates rubber, urethane, or foam backings bonded to typical flat, vee, multi-vee, or HTD belts. Backings differ in compressibility, color, static resistance, suitability for heat or chemical environments, and other properties. Shapes and profiles, which may include perforations, can also be ground into the backings to conform to user component specifications. Applications include use in the plastic extrusion industry.
Belt Technologies Inc., Box 468, Agawam, MA 01001, FAX (413) 789-2786.
Unlike industrial robots, which suffered a slight overall slump in 2012, service robots continue to be increasingly in demand. The majority are used for defense, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs); and agriculture, such as milking robots.
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