Optibelt can fill the tim­ing and drive belts gap

Motor Equipment News - - NEWS - Ma­te­rial sup­plied by Part­mas­ter

Trusted brands can be hard to come by, and an exit from the mar­ket can leave cus­tomers with a dif­fi­cult gap to fill.

Part­mas­ters has re­ceived news that a ma­jor man­u­fac­turer has dis­con­tin­ued dis­tri­bu­tion of its tim­ing and drive belts cat­e­gory for Aus­tralia and New Zea­land ef­fec­tive De­cem­ber 31, 2017.

If this is so (and we are try­ing to con­firm this), as stocks re­duce there is po­ten­tial for dis­rup­tion to au­to­mo­tive busi­nesses na­tion­wide who pride them­selves on high qual­ity, af­ford­able main­te­nance and re­pairs.

En­ter Optibelt, a trusted OEM and af­ter­mar­ket provider for more than 140 years. The com­pany has a strat­egy based on Eco­nomic + Re­li­able + Sim­ple + In­no­va­tive, and this strat­egy stood out when Part­mas­ter, a New Zea­land fam­ily-owned and op­er­ated com­pany added Optibelt to its grow­ing range of trusted OEM qual­ity brands in 2014.

Optibelt was trusted to de­sign a per­fectly matched EDPM ribbed drive belt for the in­no­va­tive and highly com­plex en­gine of the BMW 1 Se­ries, which won the in­ter­na­tional “En­gine of the Year” award.

With a wide range to suit the broad of­fer­ing on New Zea­land roads, up-to-date prod­ucts with high fit­ting ac­cu­racy and qual­ity ac­cord­ing to OEM-specs, you can trust Optibelt to of­fer the so­lu­tions you need of a mod­ern, chang­ing mar­ket.

Part­mas­ter is a stock­ist of a broad range of Optibelt au­to­mo­tive technology, ex­tend­ing from ribbed­belts (RBK), through to elas­tic/stretch and V-belts, in­clud­ing the in­no­va­tive (M2) Truck Power in­cor­po­rat­ing cross cord fab­ric and trans­verse tex­tile fi­bres of­fer­ing 40-60 per­cent longer ser­vice life than stan­dard V-belts and man­u­fac­tur­ing ex­ceed­ing DIN/ISO 5 tol­er­ances, mak­ing matched pairs en­tirely re­dun­dant; with ac­cu­racy so high any two M2 belts can be paired to­gether on a dual pul­ley sys­tem.

The tim­ing belts (ZRK) have ex­tremely high ten­sile strength, abra­sion-re­sis­tant, main­te­nance-free op­er­a­tion and out­stand­ing re­sis­tance to heat, cold and oil, al­low­ing an OEM match­ing war­ranty. Tim­ing kits come com­plete with OEM qual­ity com­po­nents right down to seals, bolts and wash­ers when re­quired, so you know you have ev­ery­thing you need for Euro­pean ap­pli­ca­tions right through to Ja­panese and Korean.

Ar­riv­ing for the first time in March is a new range of stand alone Optibelt wa­ter pumps to com­ple­ment the re­pair kit range, of­fer­ing a com­plete pack­age of op­ti­mally aligned com­po­nents when used in con­junc­tion with a Optibelt tim­ing kit.

From 2020, a new CO2 up­per thresh­old of 95g of CO2/km will ap­ply to new ve­hi­cles. To be able to achieve this am­bi­tious thresh­old value, the de­vel­op­ment of a belt­driven starter gen­er­a­tor (BSG), which com­bines the func­tion of starter and gen­er­a­tor, is a new mile­stone in the au­to­mo­tive sec­tor.

Un­like the long-since fa­mil­iar au­to­matic start-stop sys­tem, the new gen­er­a­tions have added the func­tion of boost­ing and re­cu­per­at­ing. The BSG can take the strain off the com­bus­tion en­gine when start­ing up and give the ve­hi­cle an ex­tra boost of ac­cel­er­a­tion. When free­wheel­ing, on the other hand, en­ergy is re­cov­ered and stored in the bat­tery – with a much higher de­gree of ef­fi­ciency than the con­ven­tional al­ter­na­tor.

When it comes to de­vel­op­ing BSG ribbed belts, Optibelt opts for aramid fi­bre-re­in­forced EPDM com­pounds with the high­est re­verse bend­ing re­sis­tance, ex­treme ten­sile strength and op­ti­mal wear be­hav­iour.

The Optibelt range is avail­able at Part­mas­ters’ 17 stores na­tion­wide and can be found cat­a­logued on­line at www.part­mas­ter.kiwi.

Con­tact one of our lo­cal sales reps for as­sis­tance or call our toll-free line 0800 727 862 for more in­for­ma­tion.

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