Choosing the Right Industrial Belt for the Job

There are a number of factors that must be considered when choosing the drive belt that will be best suited for a particular piece of machinery. One factor to consider that is a rather common consideration is belt strength. Depending on the load and the power of the machinery that the belt will be driving, the tinsele strength of the best will have to match the load. Another important factor to consider is slippage. Slippage is generally a direct result of choosing the wrong belt length, which can create slack that causes the belt to slip. Additionally, when a belt is too narrow it can have lateral movement, which can produce the same negative impact of slippage, a loss in energy proficiency and a decrease in overall performance.

The most commonly used type of drive belt is a v-belt, which creates a wedge action on the pulleys of the motor, improving the friction, which subsequently increases the belt's power transfer capacity. However, heavy loads will often require joined or multiple belts. To be sure that you are choosing the right belt, you should speak with one of our experiences and knowledgeable salespeople.

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