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EDITION 2/2015

AUTOMOTIVE BRAND NEWS

A WORLD FIRST

The change indicator: Innovation by OPTIBELT

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A WORLD FIRST: SCC

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FOR THE HIGHEST PERFORMANCE. THE optibelt RBK SCC CHANGE INDICATOR ALLOWS FOR MORE

PRECISE BELT INSPECTION AND PREVENTS PREMATURE FAILURES.

No special tools needed for inspection.

SERVICE REQUIRED

Using our world exclusive technology, maintenance work has never been easier. The optibelt RBK SCC change indicator shows a red colour on the belt rib side when the belt life is nearing its end. Inspection is performed with the naked eye and no tools are required. Using SCC technology, service intervals are optimised and belts are replaced at the right time. www.optibelt.com/scc

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BELT IS OK


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WORLD INNOVATION: SCC

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A GOOD THING OPTIMISED. ALL BELTS BY OPTIBELT ARE ENGINEERED IN GERMANY. THE BELTS

OUR SECURED CHANGE CONTROL DRIVE BELT GOES ONE STEP FURTHER AND

ARE MANUFACTURED TO OE QUALITY AND HAVE THE HIGHEST LEVEL

HAS BEEN OPTIMISED TO MEET THE HIGHEST PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

OF DURABILITY.

WHILST MAKING MAINTENANCE MUCH EASIER AND SIMPLER.

The optibelt RBK SCC has been nominated for the “International Grands Prix for Automotive Innovation”.

PERFORMS: FOR CUSTOMERS AND FOR BUSINESS. OUR FEATURES: • • • •

High resistance to temperature thanks to the use of EPDM Nassschlupfoptimiert: remains at ease in wet conditions In tried and tested OEM quality Ensured fitting accuracy

• • • •

Wear indicator increases service quality Service life of belt can be accurately determined (e.g. due to dusty environmental conditions) No need for complicated tools to determine belt wear Reliable service life indicator for fleet operators

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YOUR ADVANTAGES:


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OPTIBELT KIT RBK

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RANGE: COMPLETED. NEW

“Just what I needed a complete OPTIBELT drive belt kit.”

THE OPTIBELT REPAIR KITS FOR ACCESSORY DRIVES

Michael, 33, Mechatronics Technician

Replaced the V-ribbed belt? Has the problem been solved? Not always, since often it is not only the belts that are affected by wear, but other components as well. The solution: the tried and tested optibelt repair kits. Now, these are available as KIT RBK for ancillary components for cars. The advantages of the repair kits for you and your customer are clear: You save time, effort and storage space, because ordering, storing

and looking for individual components is not required. If a V-ribbed belt has to be changed, simply grab the appropriate kit. This contains all the OE quality components required so that you can carry out the change quickly and efficiently. And your customers? Thanks to the repair kit, you can be sure that the vehicle will leave your repair shop in flawless condition.

SUR - Tensioners and tension idler pulleys as individual components. Now there are even more ways to ensure your customer's vehicle keeps running smoothly.

© 2015 ARNTZ OPTIBELT GROUP GERMANY

NEW IN THE TRUCK POWER RANGE:


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WORKSHOP CAMPAIGN, ASIA

IN THE LAND OF SMILES.

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Allies in the fight against wear: Chinese taxi drivers with their new drive belts by OPTIBELT.

TO REINFORCE OUR POSITION IN ASIA, WE HAVE RUN VARIOUS PROMOTIONAL CAMPAIGNS TO INCREASE BRAND AWARENESS.

Our automotive belts ensure that the world keeps on turning. To increase brand awareness, we run automotive workshops and end user campaigns in many markets. The result is many happy workshop owners and taxi drivers with a high level of brand awareness and many new followers on various social network platform such as Wechat and Facebook.

A photo for a goody bag: End customers enjoyed having their pictures taken with our promoters.

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On our roadshow, we campaigned where our products find their home: on the street.


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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS

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AN C U O Y E E R R E O H M D N N O I S FI T D A N A RM T S O F IN AY L P S I M/ D O T C . LT F BO U TI BE .O P I V E/V K W W W O M OT AU T

WELL EQUIPPED. ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS HAVE RELIED ON OPTIBELT FOR DECADES. IN THE SPARE PARTS BUSINESS AND IN PROFESSIONAL REPAIR SHOPS, THE DRIVE SOLUTIONS BY OPTIBELT ARE ON THE FAST TRACK. GET ON BOARD!

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OPTIBELT RBK

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CREATED FOR EXTREMES. OPTIBELT HAS THE RIGHT V-RIBBED BELT FOR EVERY TYPE OF ENVIRONMENT AND EVERY DRIVE GEOMETRY. HAVING BEEN “NASSSCHLUPFOPTIMIERT”,

THE optibelt RBK WITH LOTUS EFFECT

THE optibelt RBK DOES NOT SLIP, EVEN UNDER WET CONDITIONS. YOU CAN

The water simply drips off these drive belts and

THE optibelt RBK MADE OF EPDM Conventional drive belts get hot and cold. Because optibelt RBK V-ribbed belts are made of EPDM, they clearly go beyond the limits of performance for drive belts. With temperature resistance from -40° to +130°C, they deliver high performance, even in extreme climates.

the power transmission is completely silent. The belt does not slip or squeal, even in wet environments.

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RELY ON OUR RBK BELT MADE OF EPDM, EVEN AT EXTREME TEMPERATURES.


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WHAT DRIVES BELTS

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WHAT DRIVES BELTS. THE COMPLEX INTERACTIONS BETWEEN BELTS AND THE RESPECTIVE TENSIONING SYSTEM MAKE IT NECESSARY TO TREAT ALL COMPONENTS AS A UNIFORM BELT DRIVE SYSTEM, BOTH IN THE DEVELOPMENT PHASE AND WHEN REPLACING LATER ON. THE MOST IMPORTANT INFLUENTIAL FACTORS ARE: OPTIBELT RBK In addition to the development of the belt (tread, number of ribs, tolerances), the special belt construction and the material used for the tension cords also play crucial roles.

GEOMETRY/ARRANGEMENT The arrangement of the individual components, as well as their pulley and roll diameter, arc of contact and the tension of the drive belt, influence power transmission. In order to ensure the required tension of the drive belt, the belt drives have various tensioning systems.

EXTERNAL INFLUENTIAL FACTORS Oil, dust, escaping coolant, heat and cold: all this can impair the functionality and lifetime of belts as well as tension and guide idler pulleys. Innovative materials (such as EPDM) counteract these factors.

ENGINE The more modern the engines, the greater the challenges for ribbed V-belts. Innovative technology such as automatic start-stop, vibrations generated by engines or the directional change of generator torque when starting (and possibly boost mode), which leads to an alternating tight and slack run, are just a few examples.

COMPONENTS The interplay between individual components is an important factor for the lifetime of a drive belt. For example, overrunning alternator pulleys ensure that the driving force is only transmitted in a single direction of rotation. The processed materials of the tension and guide idler pulleys (optibelt SUR), which have a direct impact on material wear during operation, are just as crucial.

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