Gates Corporation Launches Power Transmission Case Studies Library

Case studies demonstrate the benefits of belt drive systems in chemical processing, food and beverage, oilfield and many other industries.

Denver, CO, April 15, 2010 --( The Power Transmission unit of Gates Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of belt drive systems, has launched a case studies library as a resource for facility and plant managers who want to reduce costs or increase efficiency via their power transmission systems.

The success stories, called Gates Powered® Conversions, demonstrate how Gates belt drive systems have helped industry-leading customers improve system reliability, reduce downtime, minimize maintenance and find energy savings.

Users select from a growing catalogue of more than 80 case studies organized by industry, such as chemical processing, food and beverage, oilfield, aggregate and mining and paper processing or by facilities, such as hospitals; by product, including the Poly Chain® GT® Carbon®, PowerGrip® GT®2 and Predator® belt drive systems; and by application.

In one case study, Predator belts on blowers are conservatively estimated to save a raw material processing plant $500,000 annually in maintenance and downtime costs. In another, Poly Chain GT Carbon belt drive systems allowed a paperboard plant to shift the responsibilities of its maintenance staff and capitalize on time saved, as the need for thousands of hours of lubricating roller chain drives was eliminated.

Gates power transmission case studies are available at

About Gates Corporation
Gates Corporation is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of industrial and automotive products, systems and components with operations in 33 countries. Gates maintains sales and marketing operations in every major industrial and automotive market, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. Gates is part of the Industrial & Automotive group of Tomkins plc, a global engineering group listed on both the London (TOMK) and New York (TKS) stock exchanges, and with revenue of $4.2 billion in 2009 Tomkins plc has over 25,000 employees worldwide and enjoys strong market positions and technical leadership across all of its business activities and owns some of the best-known brands in their respective markets. For more information, visit or email

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