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Drive Belt Manufacturers and Suppliers

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  • Hilliard, OH 800-770-2358

    Our conveyor belts are ISO 9002 and FDA certified. We can use our belts in nearly every industry, from transmission timing belts to conveyor belts for foods. We carry all companion products for our belts so that you can install and use your systems faster. We stand behind what we do, and even skip tooling charges. Contact us to find out more today!

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  • Sioux Falls, SD 888-291-5450

    V-Belt Global Supply is the largest online distributor of industrial belts and now offers a Commercial Discount Program with savings up to 32%. Our tiered pricing benefits those spending between $300 and $25,000 annually, offering big savings on a wide variety of belts like Kevlar belts, Timing belts, Banded belts, Metric v-belts, Cogged metric belts, Kevlar Wedge Banded Belts, and more. Our distribution centers are located throughout the U.S. and offer Free Shipping on orders over $199.

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  • Milwaukee, WI 414-358-8300

    The W.L. Deckert Company is committed to providing our customers with Conveying Solutions that exceed their expectations. Our ongoing goal is to seek out and meet those challenges that cannot be met elsewhere and to accept product application opportunities that can only be solved through innovation.

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  • Saint Louis, MO 314-773-8585

    Creating conveyor belts at Fabrication Unlimited such as rubber belting, flat belts, endless belting, PVC, urethane belting, timing belts, cleated belting, specialty unscrambler belts (made-to-order), & corrugators belts, can be done with fast turn around for all fabricated belting offered. Serving food processing, agricultural, pharmaceutical, recycling, beverage and other industries.

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  • Akron, OH 800-841-4976

    We are masters of all conveyor belt systems, ranging from plastic conveyor belts to the more traditional rubber belts. We can manufacture belts for any industry, and we serve over 16 countries around the world. As a company who started small, we believe it is our dedication to customers that made us who we are today. Find out more when you give us a call today!

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Drive Belts

Drive belts are mechanisms used to transmit power or motion. They consist of loops of flexible material looped over pulleys, connecting two or more rotating shafts. To make sure they do the job properly by carrying a lot of tension, they are looped tightly.

Industrially and commercially, they are used in a wide variety settings, including: conveyor belts, commercial printers, automobiles, camshafts, stepper motors, farm equipment, compressors, washing machines, food mixers and more.

There are two main kinds of belt drives: open belt drives and crossed belt drives. Open belt drives rotate the driven pulley in the same direction and the driving pulley. Crossed belt drives rotate the driven pulley in the opposite direction of the driving pulley. In doing so, they create more friction, which allows them to transmit a higher amount of power. However, at the same time, this friction puts them at risk of wearing down more quickly.

Most belts are made from a polymer or rubber material. Examples include polyurethane and fiber embedded rubber. This fiber may be any number of materials, such as: polyester, nylon, steel or Kevlar. Fibers add qualities like strength to the belt.

Some of the different types of belts used in belt drives include: flat belts, round belts, V-belts, ribbed belts, multi-groove belts, timing belts, film belts and speciality belts. Of these, the most common are v belts and the least common are flat belts. V belts, also known as vee belts, v-belts, friction belts or even wedge ropes, are the standard for power transmission. No other belt provides as good a combination of speed, traction, bearing loads and durability.

No matter their type, belt drives offer a wide range of advantages. First, they cost less than chain drives. Likewise, they save you money because they require no lubrication. Third, they offer wide speed ranges. In addition, they are more forgiving and self-protective; they can still function with a limited amount of misalignment, whereas chain belts cannot function at all with misalignment. Another advantage is the fact that they act as a cushion against impact from load fluctuations and shock loads.

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