Belting

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Belting

Each animal is different – and so are VECTRONIC collars. We manufacture each collar to your special needs, not only in regards of communication and sensors, but also in belt size, width and colour to best fit your animal’s and your study’s needs.

Collar Belt

Our collar belts are manufactured from polyurethane, a durable, UV- and water-resistant material with a smooth surface, so no dirt can penetrate the collar and irritate the animal’s skin. Power cable, UHF/VHF antennae for data transfer and VHF beacon antenna are integrated into the belt.

 

Collar Shape

We offer 3 belt shapes for the VERTEX Plus collars and 2 further for the SURVEY series to guarantee a good fit on the animals neck.

GPS PLUS series

  • Oval shape as in samples 1 and 3, mostly used on Ungulates
  • Round shape as in samples 2 and 4, mostly used on Carnivores
  • Oval/round shape for e.g. wild boars or some Equides

VERTEX Survey series

  • Round Shape for most Carnivores but also some ungulate species
  • Drop Shape for most Ungulates

The one housing design of the Vertex series is far less fixed in its shape and will match the neck curve.

Belt Size

The collar’s circumference depends on your requirements, size can range from 23 cm (e.g. medium sized cat or canids) to 400 cm (e.g. elephant) circumference. We manufacture a belt that is adjustable within a range of ± 10% of belt length without compromising the functionality of the GPS device or satellite antenna. This way you can easily adjust the collar to the individual animal in the field and reuse the collar on different animals.

Examples of collar sizes for moose (width 75 mm), brown bear (width 50 mm), roe deer (width 38 mm), and lynx (width 32 mm)
Examples of collar sizes for moose (width 75 mm), brown bear (width 50 mm), roe deer (width 38 mm), and lynx (width 32 mm)

Belt Width

We offer collars in the width:

  • 25 mm (VERTEX Plus,VHF)
  • 32 mm (VERTEX Plus, VHF, UHF, GSM)
  • 38 mm (VERTEX Plus, VHF, UHF, GSM, Globalstar)
  • 50 mm (VHF, UHF, GSM, Globalstar, Iridium)
  • 64 mm (VHF, UHF, GSM, Globalstar, Iridium)
  • 75 mm (VHF, UHF, GSM, Globalstar, Iridium)

Belt Edges

The default belt has elevated rounded edges to reduce the chance of skin irritations when the collar slides up and down the neck (unwanted!). For species with low chances of a moving collar (e.g. carnivors with short necks) or species which need a most flexible collar we do also produce collars with smoothed edges (as in the pictures to the right)

  • 25 mm (VERTEX Plus Mini VHF)
  • 32 mm (VERTEX Plus Mini, VHF, UHF, GSM)
  • 38 mm (VERTEX Plus Mini, VHF, UHF, GSM, Globalstar)
  • 50 mm (VHF, UHF, GSM, Globalstar, Iridium)

The belt width needed for a collar depends on the species, the animal’s size, and the communication options you choose (electronic housing).

Belt Colour

The standard colour of our collars is black, but we can produce the belts with more or less any plain colour at additional charges. If you need something more exceptional (e.g. camouflage pattern) please contact us. The colour has no influence on the properties of the belting, we always use the same sturdy material.

Examples of signal colours possible for VERTEX Plus collars
Examples of signal colours possible for VERTEX Plus collars