Gates Belts & Applications - Tips and guidelines written by Gates Industrial Engineers

Selecting the Right Synchronous Replacement Belt

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

posted by Michelle at 10:15 AM

When replacing a synchronous belt on an existing drive, it is important to select a belt that is compatible with the sprockets. Selecting the right belt will optimize the performance and longevity of the drive.

However, the variety of styles available from numerous manufactures increases the difficulty of identifying a replacement belt. To help users select the proper replacement belt, Gates has created the Gates Belt/Sprocket Interchange ( At this site, users can select their sprocket type and determine the best Gates replacement belt.

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