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EDITION 2019

AUTOMOTIVE BRAND NEWS

ARRIVING SAFELY WITHOUT WORRY


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FOREWORD EVERY DRIVER’S WORST NIGHTMARE

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Close your eyes and imagine the summer holidays have begun. You and your family are on the motorway in search of "sun, sea and sand". The anticipation in the car is great, when suddenly smoke rises from under the bonnet and the journey has to come to an abrupt halt. Whether this happens on the way to your holiday, on a stressful business trip or on your average day, breakdowns are always unexpected and never come at a good time. They are often the result of a simple but annoying reason – wear and incorrectly installed spare parts. Find out what wear indicators to look out for in your timing belt to avoid major damage by reading the section "Wear is a serial offender".

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In our current issue, we would also like to introduce you to Optibelt as a global belt specialist. We will be taking a look at 2 of our 33 sales locations. You will discover that belts made by Optibelt are used not only in the automotive sector but also in locations such as Russian grain fields or the Mexican jungle. Find out more about the diverse applications for our belts in the section entitled "The World of Optibelt". And that’s not all! In this issue of Automotive Brand News we report on news from the automotive industry, give you an overview of our current CAR POWER and TRUCK POWER range and explain the amazing parallels between making lasagne and making our belts. We hope you will enjoy our topics ... ... and have fun reading about them! Your Optibelt Automotive Team

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CONTENT BELT DAMAGE

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OUR PRODUCT RANGE

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COOL POWER

10 & 11 THE WORLD OF OPTIBELT

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12 & 13 PRODUCTION COMPETENCE

14 & 15 NEWS

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18 & 19 From page 18

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WORTH KNOWING


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BELT DAMAGE Page 5


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OUR RANGE OF KITS AND SUR

optibelt TRUCK POWER KIT Repair kits for commercial vehicles

optibelt KIT ZRK Repair kits for cars with timing belts + water pump

optibelt KIT RBK Repair kits for cars with V-ribbed belts

optibelt TRUCK POWER SUR Tension & guide idler pulleys for commercial vehicles

optibelt KIT ZRK Repair kits for cars with timing belts

optibelt SUR Tension & guide idler pulleys


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CAR POWER BELT RANGE

optibelt RBK High performance V-ribbed belts for cars and light commercial vehicles

optibelt RBK SCC Ribbed belts with integrated change indicator

optibelt ZRK Timing belts for cars and light commercial vehicles

optibelt MARATHON 1 / MARATHON X V-belts for cars and light commercial vehicles


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optibelt TRUCK POWER MARATHON 2 M=S V-belts for commercial vehicles

optibelt TRUCK POWER KBX Kraftbands for commercial vehicles

optibelt TRUCK POWER RBK V-ribbed belts

optibelt TRUCK POWER CP Belts for refrigeration units

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TRUCK POWER BELT RANGE


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Whether we’re talking of meat and fish, fruit and vegetables or medicines and chemicals – for numerous goods, it’s essential that the cold chain is never interrupted if their freshness and perfect condition is to be guaranteed. If refrigeration units fail, companies face considerable financial losses. To ensure this does not happen and that frozen and refrigerated goods find their way into the retail trade unscathed, particular attention must be paid to quality when choosing spare parts. optibelt COOL POWER belts such as kraftbands, V-belts and V-ribbed belts ensure high operational reliability and reduced maintenance.

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It should also be borne in mind that refrigeration units also operate when trucks and commercial vehicles are not actually moving. To prevent breakdowns or technical problems, the belts must meet the most stringent quality requirements. As an original equipment manufacturer, Optibelt customers benefit from our competence as a leading belt specialist. Years of experience and expertise with kraftbands, V-belts and V-ribbed belts go into the development and production of COOL POWER belts at our headquarters in Höxter. With over 200 different measurements meanwhile, Optibelt has one of the largest aftermarket ranges and so is able to offer its customers the right product assortment.


COOL POWER

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The optibelt COOL POWER range includes a variety of profiles and special belt designs. Do not take any risks – request our current range with OE cross-referencing from iam@optibelt.com. The Optibelt CP number with a reference to the original belt guarantees the correct quality for your particular application.

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COOL POWER PRODUCT RANGE


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THE WORLD

In addition to belts for the automotive sector, Optibelt manufactures drive solutions for numerous other industries. Customers bility of Optibelt belts. To showcase examples of our large number of different customers, we would like to take a look at th

Rostselmash is the biggest manufacturer of agricultural machinery in Russia and Eastern Europe. The company has been producing products such as combine harvesters, forage harvesters, tractors and balers for 90 years and sells them to more than 50 countries. The nine production sites of the overall corporate group employ 11,500 people, who now achieve an annual turnover of one billion euros. The best-selling combine harvester is the "Acros" model. It contains 30 different belt types with dimensions ranging from 92 cm to 986 cm. These belts from the optibelt AGRO POWER product line prove their mettle with their longevity, impressive smooth running properties, efficient power transmission and their capacity to withstand the forces of powerful modern engines.

Fun Fact: The last stage of the torch relay before the opening of the 2014 Winter Olympics was negotiated with a Rostselmash combine harvester.


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OF OPTIBELT

s from sectors such as mechanical engineering, agriculture or household technology appreciate the high quality and reliahe bigger picture with you and present two interesting customers from Mexico and Russia.

Cement production requires enormous effort and extremely heavy-duty machines. In addition, the crushing of hard rock, the use of sand and the large amount of dust generated result in increased material wear. Customers such as LafargeHolcim, the world‘s largest cement manufacturer, therefore require high-quality, low-maintenance belts. As a result, Optibelt‘s maintenancefree drive solutions are also used at the Holcim plant in Colima, which is located in the middle of the Mexican jungle.

The safety aspect is of particular importance for production engineer Amado Gómez: "We are well aware of Optibelt‘s especially good quality and are fully satisfied with the products. That‘s why almost 100 percent of our machines are equipped with belts from Optibelt."

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The 25-tonne stone crusher with its well over 100 hammers (each weighing 135 kg) is driven with optibelt RED POWER 3 S=C Plus high performance wedge belts that can be used unmeasured in sets.


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SECRET RECIPES. STRONG MACHINERY.

ALL CUT AND DRIED

STEP 1: Mix well …

MIXING In the first step, the various ingredients, such as rubbers and mineral oils are processed into a homogeneous mixture – 90 tons of rubber per week alone is needed in the parent plant at Höxter. Additives, such as carbon black or fibres are automatically fed and precisely dosed. Optibelt has mastered over 60 different "base mixes" – the mixing parameters must be accurately maintained in order to ensure the desired material properties in the later end product.

STEP 2:

Roll out and shape …

CALENDERING The material is rolled and cooled by rolling in the friction calender. The length and intensity of the rolling times are crucial for the material properties. Before further processing there is a thorough quality inspection and the resulting rubber sheet is placed wrinkle-free.

STEP 3:

Layer by layer …

MANUFACTURING In the next step, the vario combined (manufactured products such as the emb fabric, the special tension and any additional fabric mined sequence of install the next production steps vulcanisation).


PRODUCTION COMPETENCE

ous components are d). Here, the semi-finished bedding material, the n cord, the core material c is applied in a predeterlation on a drum and thus s prepared (moulding and

STEP 4:

Bake in a mould …

MOULDING AND VULCANISING The basic belt is almost completed and will be vulcanised by means of high temperature and pressure to form a unit. It already stands out (depending on type) due to the previous steps with exactly defined material properties. Through the vulcanisation of the belt it gets its characteristic shape and profile (rib expression or tooth shape). By the way: Approximately 750,000 belts per year leave the Optibelt factory and are used worldwide.

STEP 5:

As good as ready!

CUTTING In the last production step customisation is required. Depending on the production order, or request of the customer the desired belt with individual number, ribbed V-belt, or special number of ribs is cut out from the vulcanised belt sleeve using precision tools. Last but not least they undergo intensive quality control because Optibelt customers only place perfect products on the table.

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TRADE FAIRS IN 2019 The beginning of autumn traditionally marks the start of the trade fair season for us. Meet us at one of the following fairs and visit our stand to find out about the CAR and TRUCK POWER range that Optibelt has to offer. Our Automotive Team is looking forward to your visit!

IAM As you may have seen already from the magazine "Auto Bild", Optibelt will be participating again in the IAM media campaign in Germany in 2019, as it did last year. The aim of the campaign is to support the many independent workshops with their marketing efforts and to sensitise the public to the great potential offered by the aftermarket. After all, it’s not only authorised garages that ensure the right quality. Thanks to components in original equipment quality, independent garages can also offer their customers an attractive price-performance ratio! You can find more information about the campaign and many other interesting car-related topics at www.werkstatt-tipp.de.

26.–29.08.2019 MIMS Automechanika, Moscow 06.–08.09.2019 Swiss Automotive Show, Fribourg (Switzerland) 11.–13.10.2019 CARAT-Messe, Essen 12.–13.10.2019 PV Live, Hanover 26.–27.10.2019 Neimcke Hausmesse, Mühldorf 15.–17.11.2019 COPARTS Profi Service Tage, Frankfurt

TRAINING COURSES Since 2019, our sales team has been offering training and development opportunities throughout Germany. The seminars focus on various belt types, the function and structure of belts, as well as the evolution and current developments of V-belts, ribbed belts and timing belts. Get to know our company better and benefit from our many years of expertise as a belt specialist. This offer is aimed at both dealers and garages. Take advantage of this opportunity and contact us at iam@optibelt.com or simply get in touch with a member of our sales staff.


NEWS

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NEWSLETTER & PRODUCT NEWS Don‘t want to miss any news about Optibelt and the automotive business? In this case, there are two great options for you to choose from. On the one hand, we recommend our dealers to subscribe to our Product News. You will receive an overview by email, listing the new belts we have added to our range. This allows you to identify popular dimensions at a glance and offer your customers an attractive selection of belts and kits at all times. On the other hand, we would also like to recommend our Automotive Newsletter to you. You will receive all the latest news and interesting facts about the automotive sector.

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You will find all the information you need at www.optibelt.com


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... THE 1960

VW BEETLE

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NUMBER PLATES

WAS HELD TOGETHER

IN DUBAI ARE

STATUS SYMBOLS? THE LOWER THE NUMBER, THE MORE RESPECTED

YOU ARE.

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FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU WANT A , YOU HAVE TO PAY

BY ONLY

25 SCREWS?

12,000,000 DOLLARS

FIRST CAR RADIO

... THE CAME FROM THE USA?

1929, WAS AS BIG AS A SHOE BOX IT WAS INVENTED IN

AND WEIGHED SOME 15 KG.


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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

... THERE ARE CURRENTLY ABOUT

800 MILLION CARS

ON OUR PLANET?

ACCORDING TO A FORECAST, THERE

TWICE AS MANY IN 25 YEARS‘ TIME.

WILL BE ... THE

MOST EXPENSIVE CAR WASH IN THE WORLD COSTS 14,000 € AND TAKES SIX WEEKS?

BRITISH COMPANY USES 100 DIFFERENT DETERGENTS IN THE PROCESS.

A

BUILDING THAT HAS A MOTORWAY

RUNNING THROUGH IT?

THE MOTORWAY IS LOCATED BETWEEN THE

5TH AND 7TH FLOOR.

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