Thistle Polymer Composites have, since 1978, developed a skill in the use of Fibre Reinforced Thermoset Polymers, providing positively driven double-sided toothed tracks for EOD vehicles. Work on the track design went hand-in-hand with work on sprocket optimisation.
There are tracks from 10mm through to 45mm pitch with the middle of the range 22.3mm (XH) being multifunctional and having the widest use. New construction materials have opened up interesting options. There are 21 formats to choose from. Sprocket sizes go down to 61mm diameter with “cage” or “open-centre” construction possible. Vehicle weights of 250kg and over can be accommodated.