Thursday, July 29, 2010

Details Needed for Belt Drive Selection

One of the valuable services offered by Gates Application Engineers is assistance with belt drive selection. However, many requests do not contain all of the information needed for proper design and evaluation. When you call or email an application, please include the following details:

1. A description of the application (fan, pump, conveyor, etc.)
2. The hours per day that the drive will operate
3. DriveR rpm and horsepower/torque rating
4. DriveN machine speed or required speed ratio
5. Approximate center distance required
6. Shaft diameters (if available)
7. Any space restrictions
8. Any environmental concerns (oil, high temperatures, etc)

For more complex drives involving idlers, multiple driveNs, or special duty cycles, additional information may be needed.

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