When designing a power transmission system, it is important to consider the environmental conditions the belt will be exposed to. This includes, but is not limited to; ambient temperatures, oil exposure, and static conductivity requirements. These factors are often overlooked and can result in an otherwise appropriately designed system performing inadequately, not meeting the required specifications, or failing. Below is a list of Gates standard line belt characteristics. This should be used as a reference whenever a new belt drive is designed or the drive environmental requirements are in question.
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