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ISSUE 2017

AUTOMOTIVE BRAND NEWS

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“AUTOMOBILES ARE A PASSING PHENOMENON. I BELIEVE IN HORSES.” Wilhelm II., German Kaiser

Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859–1941), as so often in life, was mistaken here – and we are delighted about that! Optibelt was founded in 1872 – we witnessed the birth of the first passenger car by Carl Benz live, so to speak. As early as 1950 our belts were running in the VW Beetle and ensuring its reliable drive. We have preserved this reliability to this day. Perhaps because we have always paid attention to exceptional quality. For this reason, VW, Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche and many other manufacturers still put their confidence in us today. And not only in passenger cars: in the commercial vehicle sector too, Optibelt can be found under the hood of the best manufacturers. This confidence makes us proud. We therefore set our store by the same high quality standard in the original equipment sector as in the spare parts business. It is import to us that the drive on your “best horse in the stall” never fails – and worldwide moreover. In this issue of Automotive Brand News we report on what is new in the automotive industry, give you on overview of our product range and clear up prejudices which we repeatedly encounter all over the world. In the rumour mill we knock on a few “Opti-who?” questions to see how much truth they contain. Read how Optibelt accelerates you from 0 to 100 in one second. And discover our system competence in the field of demanding start/stop systems. Don’t believe anything from the horse’s mouth. You are better off hearing it from us!

Enjoy reading. Your Optibelt Automotive team.


CONTENTS

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CONTENTS

6  –  7

4 – 5

optibelt RBK SCC

8 – 9

OE SYSTEM COMPETENCE

OPTIBELT

&GO! A

10 – 13 PRODUCT RANGE

14 –15

optibelt DELTA CHAIN CARBON

28 M

28 M

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OPTIBELT CLEANS UP IN THE RUMOUR MILL!

01 No. The ones from Germany.

Optibelt has been based in the North Rhine Westphalian town of Höxter since 1872. We are and always have been a Westphalian family company. But don’t worry, you will also find us in America … and Russia … and Asia … and Australia …

Optibelt?!

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The one fro m America?


02

Oh n o, another corporate gro up with a

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A s a l ea di n g manufacturer for industrial belt s, how can yo u f i t into the auto moti ve aftermarket?

service queue? 02

03 We can do a lot of things!

Corporate group? No! The Arntz Optibelt group is a family-run company. We don’t think in quarterly cycles here but in generations. That is why people and personal contacts with our customers are particularly important to us. We do not work with automated tape messages, instead we are a partner on equal terms.

Besides a variety of V-belts, ribbed belts and timing belts, as a development partner we accompany vehicles from the prototype to the serial model. For the spare parts market we also supply repair kits, individual metal components and special innovations like the optibelt RBK SCC.

But yo u can’ t do anything but

05 The “bit of rubber” is made

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In the industrial sector we are definitely one of the world market leaders and thus fit into the spare parts market in particular! Reliable drive belts are called for everywhere – also in the automotive sector. This experience in the world of drive belts is necessary to delivery reliable quality. As an OE partner to the automotive industry for decades, we also supply the best quality in the spare parts business.

of different material compounds, contains partly reinforced fibres through to aramid tensile cords, a large portion of expertise and the odd patent here and there. Each belt design has been developed for special applications. We have 150 different belt designs altogether and always guarantee you the right product in the spare parts market to match the requested OE version.

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OPTI…WHO?


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optibelt RBK SCC WITH

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BLA New

THE BELT IS INTACT

The change indicator on the optibelt RBK SCC enables more precise belt inspections and prevents unwanted premature failures.

FOR FLEETFOOTED OPERATIONS IN FLEET OPERATION!

INNOVATION THAT SAVES TIME Maintenance work easier than ever – thanks to optibelt SECURED CHANGE CONTROL. The world’s first ribbed belt to show the actual belt wear by means of a red colour marking. The inspection can be performed with the naked eye without special tools.

OPTIBELT RBK SCC. PERFORMS – FOR THE CUSTOMER AND IN BUSINESS • High temperature resistance from -40°C to +130°C • EPDM in original equipment quality • Precise visual wear monitoring • Ensured fitting accuracy • Premium product in attractive individual packaging • Marketing support for aftermarket/professional workshops


OPTIBELT RBK SCC

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CHANGE INDICATOR

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E NEW

ACK Worn

INNOVATION THAT PAYS OFF

OPTIBELT RBK SCC BENEFITS:

See at a glance when the life cycle of the belt is nearing its end. If a red colour marking appears at the base of the ribs, thoughts should turn to changing the drive belt.

• Early detection of excess wear (e.g. from dust, wet conditions, installation error) • resistant to cold down to -40°, heat resistant up to +130° C • inspection without special tools • safety between the change intervals

2017 BEST OF

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SERVICE IS REQUIRED


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OPTIBELT OE SYSTEM COMPETENT IN ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT QUALITY

From 2020, a new CO 2 upper threshold of 95g of carbon dioxide per kilometre will apply to new vehicles. In order to be able achieve this ambitious threshold value, the development of a belt-driven starter generator (BSG), which combines the function of starter and generator, is a new milestone in the automotive sector. The CO2 emissions will be drastically reduced and the specified thresholds complied with using this technology.

THE BIG ONES RELY ON OPTIBELT. THE WORLD’S LEADING CAR MANUFACTURERS RELY ON OUR QUALITY.


&GO! OE SYSTEM COMPETENCE

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ONE BELT, FOUR FUNCTIONS, ALL THE BENEFITS

• STARTING – engine start via belt drive

• BOOSTING – Extra power for the engine, e.g. when setting off and accelerating

• GENERATING – power generation when the engine is running

• RECUPERATING – Energy recovered and stored

Traffic jams have never been so nice! With the belt-driven starter generators, when braking you recover energy, relieve the combustion engine, reduce CO2 emissions and even save fuel. The new trend in the automotive market has many strengths.

All in all, a modern BSG can “run in” a fuel saving of 5 to 15 %, particularly in urban driving conditions. And the performance limit has not yet been reached: the latest generation of BSGs works on a voltage level of 48 V, which enables outputs in the range of 10 to 15kW and thus further reduces fuel consumption – for instance by start-stop phases or by relieving the combustion engine during stop-and-go traffic. 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. Using the latest high performance belts, Optibelt provides an important part for the current BSG trend and is indispensable for the latest generation of generators. Without suitable drive belts and ultimate precision on tension and return pulleys, the constantly changing reversal of torque direction could not be managed.

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Unlike the long-since familiar automatic start-stop system, the new generations have added the function of boosting and recuperating. If the engine switches off automatically when the vehicle stops, only to start up again the next time you put your foot on the gas pedal, then the belt-driven starter generator (BSG) takes the strain off the combustion engine when starting up and gives the vehicle an extra boost of acceleration. 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.


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CAR POWER optibelt RBK SCC The world’s first ribbed belt with change indicator: the optibelt RBK SCC – SECURED CHANGE CONTROL. Only available from Optibelt!

optibelt RBK High performance ribbed belt for auxiliary drives.

optibelt EPK The elastic ribbed belt transmits torques without tension pulleys in the belt drive. Independent tensioning by means of elastic tensile cord.

DRIV EVERYT

optibelt ZRK Optimal power transmission even after thousands of operating hours and under extreme loads – for these high demands, Optibelt developed the ZRK timing belt.

optibelt MARATHON 1 The optibelt MARATHON 1 has excellent, low-elongation tension properties. Together with the profile accuracy, that makes it run very smoothly when it comes to making alternators, water pumps or air conditioning compressors rotate.


PRODUCT RANGE

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TRUCK POWER optibelt TRUCK POWER KBX Compact and and vibration reduced. Power belts for heavy duty drives such as air conditioning compressors and fans.

optibelt TRUCK POWER MARATHON 2 M=S

VING THING.

Raw-edged, cogged. Precision V-belt for auxiliary drives in trucks and buses. Set constant.

optibelt TRUCK POWER RBK

optibelt TRUCK POWER CP Cooling units ensure the correct temperature in commercial vehicles. The interference-free maintenance of the cooling chain is necessary to allow sensitive products to be delivered in perfect condition. As an original equipment manufacturer, Optibelt is familiar with the high requirements of the drives and develops the special belt designs in its own research and development department in Germany.

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High performance ribbed belt for auxiliary drives.


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CAR POWER optibelt KIT ZRK Simple and expedient: The repair kit contains ideally coordinated components: an Optibelt timing beltwith the matching tension and return pulleys plus fitting materials.

COMP P   ACK optibelt KIT ZRK + WATER PUMP The optibelt KIT ZRK can also be supplied with matching water pump on request.

NEW optibelt KIT RBK The service kit for cars and transporters in OE quality. The package contains the optibelt RBK drive belt together with matching tension and return pulleys.


PRODUCT RANGE

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TRUCK POWER optibelt TRUCK POWER KIT RBK Complete and assembly-friendly: ribbed belt & tension rollers in tried-andtested original equipment quality and in a repair kit.

PLETEKAGE

NEW optibelt TRUCK POWER SUR

optibelt SUR TENSION AND RETURN PULLEYS Pulley and belt form an overall system – with Optibelt you get everything from one source. It goes without saying that the OE quality claim applies equally to all Optibelt products.

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Besides completely equipped repair kits, Optibelt also offers individual tension and return pulleys for trucks and buses.


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HOW optibelt DELTA CHAIN CARBON IS REIGNING THE DRAGSTRIP Drag racing is extreme for man and material. From nought to 100 in 1 second. The heat developed is explosive and the vibrations are enormous. Those wanting to keep their nose in front on the dragstrip have to tame the inferno and put brute power down securely on the road! Since the 2015/16 season, the Australian drag racing pro, Stuart Moresby, and his team “Hot Shot Racing” have relied on Optibelt. Because especially in this extreme motorsport discipline, the optibelt DELTA CHAIN Carbon ultimately plays out its strengths: produced in a patented polyurethane casting process, it has tremendous longitudinal stability and provides maximum power delivery, which can eke “a few extra HP” out of the engine. The teeth on the optibelt DELTA CHAIN Carbon are protected against dust build-up and damage with a patented surface finish and the smooth back on the belt minimises noise when using tension/return pulleys.

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QUITE BIZARRE, 28 M

28 M

28 M

28 M

20 MILLION

… THAT THERE ARE APPROX. ROAD SIGNS IN GERMANY. ON AVERAGE THERE IS

A ROAD SIGN EVERY 28 METRES.

… THAT IN GERMANY IT IS

ILLEGAL TO RUN OUT OF

FUEL

ON MOTORWAYS.

… THAT

88% OF GERMANS

DO NOT SEE CAR-SHARING

AS

ALTERNATIVE

AN TO THEIR OWN CAR.


WORTH KNOWING

ANY MORE QUESTIONS? Do you want to know more about OPTIBELT? You can get answers to all questions about the company and our drive solutions quickly and personally. Simply send us an email – we are pleased to hear about your interest. iam@optibelt.com

… ANNUAL DISTANCE DRIVEN

… THAT THE

… THAT THE MOST EXPENSIVE

CAR KEY

THE WORLD COSTS

IN

20.000 €.

IN GERMANY IS +/–

14.350 KM.

… THAT A CAR ON GERMAN ROADS IS +/–

9.3 YEARS OLD. … THAT A

… THAT AS FAR BACK AS

CAN 30.000

1950

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OUR

BELTS WERE

MADE UP ON AVERAGE OF

PARTS.

1950

AND ENSURING A RELIABLE DRIVE.

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RUNNING IN THE VW BEETLE


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AUTOMOTIVEBRANDNEWS

Germany ENLIGHTENMENT IN THE AFTERMARKET Optibelt Automotive Technology supported a big image campaign among independent vehicle workshops to provide enlightenment in the spare parts business. For this purpose, an insert with ad was enclosed in AutoBild magazine and in addition an information video was made about ribbed belts. The aim of the campaign is to clear up the myth that only authorised workshops provide the best work. Optibelt, together with the other participants in the campaign, would like to provide greater transparency in the IAM (Independent Aftermarket) and impress the quality of independent workshops on car drivers.


NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

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Ukraine CERTIFIED PARTNERSHIP

China SOCIAL IN CHINA

Our colleagues in Kiev were able to accept the award for a particularly good dealer-supplier relationship. The certificate was awarded during the AD Open in-house exhibition and distinguishes Optibelt as a reliable partner to the automotive IAM sector.

WeChat is the Chinese equivalent to WhatsApp and, with approx. 10 million accounts, the most popular social network beyond the Great Wall. It combines a chat function, money transfers and the option of sharing content with other users. Optibelt-China has its own channel on WeChat with around 1.600 followers.

South America ENDURANCE TEST IN SOUTH AMERICA/MEXICO

Thailand SOUTHERN THAILAND AUTOMOTIVE ROAD SHOW 2017

For eight months, Optibelt belts were tested in ten different utility vehicle engines. The results of the five tested belt models, which had to prove their ability in the buses in a fleet of around 4500 vehicles, are consistently positive. Our belts last around 80,000 km longer in a direct comparison and perform 30 % better than comparable models on the market.

In June our automotive distributor, TRW, visited 50 workshops and eight dealers in southern Thailand. The aim of the visits was to promote the Optibelt brand. All the workshops visited received an optibelt RBK (for the Toyota Hilux Vigo) and discount coupons for other Optibelt products.

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