When speed and reliability are the primary concerns, the best option is a timing-belt drive. This supports extremely dynamic movements and therefore short cycle times.In a timing-belt drive, a toothed drive belt locks mechanically around a toothed pulley driven by a motor. This mechanical interlocking eliminates slip and ensures that high forces can be transmitted. The system can also reverse its direction rapidly and accelerate large masses.
Linear Units with a timing-belt drive can be built in virtually any length. As a result, they produce Linear Units that combine high drive forces with long travel distances. The drive effect is applied where the timing belt is reversed.