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

V-Belt Drives With A Twist

Friday, July 20, 2012

posted by Ryan at 3:50 PM

Once in a long while people have a need for a drive to twist. While this is not a great way to design a drive, sometimes it’s unavoidable. With V-belts, we can offer a solution. Here are some guidelines that may help produce the best belt life possible:

*Use as few belts as possible

*Make the center distance long

*Keep the sheave diameters small

*Keep the ratio as small as possible

*Use deep groove sheaves with classical section belts

Twisting the belt is going to reduce life, and make installation difficult, but using the above guidelines will help to produce the best results.

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