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Gates Drive Design Manuals

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

posted by Michelle at 10:08 AM

Customers often ask where they can find technical information about Gates belt drives. The Gates Drive Design Manuals are a great resource for this type of information.

There are several manuals available at
Below is a sampling of the topics included in the manuals:
  • Drive selection procedures (including power rating tables)
  • Gates hardware specifications (for standard sheaves, sprockets, bushings, etc).
  • Discussion of design considerations such as installation tension, conductivity, alignment, noise, flywheel effect, NEMA motors, tolerances, idlers, etc.
  • Standard calculations
  • General troubleshooting guidelines

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