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1 Timing Belts and Pulleys - Operations (December 2016)

Synchronous drives are especially well-suited for low-speed, high-torque applications. Their positive driving nature prevents potential slippage associated with V-belt drives, and even allows significantly greater torque carrying capability. Small pitch synchronous drives operating at speeds of 50 ft/min (0.25 m/s) or less are considered to be low-speed. Care should be taken in the drive selection process as stall and peak torques can sometimes be very high. While intermittent peak torques can often be carried by synchronous drives without special considerations, high cyclic peak torque loading should be carefully reviewed.

2 Analyzing Synchronous Belt Failure (October 2009)

If you’re replacing your belts more than once per year, it’s time to analyze your drive. From belt crimping damage to high belt installation tension to sprocket misalignment and adverse environmental conditions, this guide walks you through how to identify the reasons behind premature failure and makes recommendations on corrective and preventive measures.

3 Hovercraft Technology Taking Us Back to the Future (December 2015)

There are few things in this world that elicit such a gleeful, childlike sense of wonder as does the word “hoverboard”.

4 The Automated Parking Garage (September 2014)

ContiTech and Wöhr Team up for Unique Residential Solution.

5 Improperly Testing Belt Tension Can Easily Damage Small Motors (February 2019)

Most of us want to just instinctively squeeze a belt between a pair of pulleys to test the belt tension. What is not as instinctive is just how much force such a procedure can put on the shaft -- often significantly past the manufacturer's rated limits for small motors. This can cause damage to both the shaft and the bearings.

6 Advanced Belt Drive Systems (June 2019)

Enhancing Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost.

7 Belt and Chain Technology (October 2020)

The following article examines some of the most recent product and industry news related to belts and chains, including news from Continental, Gates, Igus and Tsubaki.

8 Pushing Forward with Belts and Chains (June 2018)

The technology continues to evolve in chain- and belt-driven systems

9 Belts Vs. Couplings (August 2015)

rotary-type blowers? Examples: for motor KW; RPM; temperature; pressure production; lifetime; etc. In other words, how do I choose between belts or couplings?

10 Total System Efficiency (February 2010)

Much of the industrial energy being consumed by systems is wasted through inefficiency. For this article, a system will be defined as the following components working together: electrical input power, variable frequency drives, induction motors, gearboxes and transmission elements (chains, belts, etc.).

11 Guide to Selecting and Replacing Synchronous Belts (June 2016)

Just as we now consider rotary dial phones archaic, so are many installed synchronous belt drives. That they continue to operate is testimony to their durability. But that should not prevent you from taking advantage of newer synchronous belt drive technology that can improve both equipment design and field installations.

12 Guide to V-Belt Selection and Replacement (June 2017)

V-belts look like relatively benign and simple pieces of equipment. They're basically a glorified rubber band, right? Need a replacement? Just measure the top width and circumference, find another belt with the same dimensions, and slap it on the drive. There's only one problem: that approach is about as wrong as you can get.

News Items About Timing Belts

1 Replacement Timing Belts-Metric Pitch (May 30, 2007)
SDP/SI is an ISO 9001 manufacturer of over 4,929 Timing Belts SDP/SI can modify standard catalog parts to various specs or produce com...

2 Fairloc Timing Belts, Timing Belt Pulleys from SDP/SI (May 30, 2007)
Fairloc is designed to solve phasing, timing, positioning and frequent removal problems which conventional fastening methods, such as cla...

3 New Line of Timing Belts and Pulleys from BRECOflex (February 26, 2005)
The ARC Power Plus line of timing belts and pulleys from BRECOflex are available as open-ended, spliced and welded endess and truly endle...

4 Timing Belts, Fiberglass Reinforced Neoprene (July 10, 2007)
The Econobelt Line features timing belts in 11 different profiles. Made from fiberglass reinforced Neoprene, these belts are available in...

5 Stock Drive Introduces PowerGrip TruMotion Timing Belts (January 4, 2008)
Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument recently unveiled timing belts for clean running performance. The PowerGrip TruMotion timing bel...

6 AutomationDirect Adds Small Timing Belts and Pulleys (October 28, 2016)
AutomationDirect’s SureMotion line of motion control products now includes additional synchronous timing belts and pulleys for smal...