The AF-100/US is a device for preparing (die-cutting) belts and tapes up to a width of 100 mm and a thickness of 6 mm for Flexproof (finger) joints. It is available in several versions:
- AF-100/US-35 for 10/35 finger geometry
- AF-100/US-80 for 10/80 finger geometry
- AF-100/US-120 for 10/120 finger geometry
Each version can be converted to the other with a conversion set.
The belt is securely clamped on a movable carriage. This carriage is positioned in steps of 10 mm (finger pitch) under a die-cutting head. The die-cutting head, with two knife blades, is then actuated with an eccentric lever, providing enough force to cut even the strongest aramide fabrics with ease. The fingers are thus cut step by step, ensuring the most precise geometry of the cut and therefore the optimum tensile strength of the resulting joint.
The AF-100/US is particularly suited for preparing Flexproof joinable power transmission belts and machine tapes (TF range, CM/Flexfold range, Hamid range).