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Ventilation for Belt Drives

Thursday, November 2, 2017

posted by Brent at 10:16 AM

Increasing ventilation around belt drives can help reduce belt operating temperatures in applications with high ambient temperatures, or on applications operating in enclosures. This can be accomplished by adding vents to belt guards, by providing a cooler external air source, or by even adding fins to sheaves.

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