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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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  • Grand Rapids, MI 800-451-4537

    Sparks Belting designs, manufactures and distributes customized conveyor belting, motorized pulleys and powered rollers. We have a belting assortment of over 200+ styles that include: polyurethane, modular, endless, v-guide, lacing, cleat and so many more. Sparks can provide you with innovative solutions for your conveyor belting and pulley requirements. Contact us 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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  • Lincolnwood, IL 847-673-8900

    A specialty belt house providing custom solutions for conveyor and power transmission applications since 1934, Voss Belting & Specialty Company offers innovative conveyor belt design. Voss’ diverse line of timing belts, flat belts, urethane belts, silicone belts and more make them a leader in the expansion of belting design and fabrication and the number one choice for conveyor belt solutions.

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  • Beacon, NY 800-431-9981

    Chemprene, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of Lightweight Rubber Conveyor Belting, Coated Fabrics, Diaphragms, and other precision molded products. Chemprene is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company with customers in all major regions of the world.

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  • Worcester, MA 800-640-8807

    Since 1854, we have been providing innovative solutions for repair, design and installation of all belting systems. We specialize in conveyor and v-belt systems, flat and round leather belts, rubber and nylon belting, timing belts, lacing belts and many more. Let Hudson Belting be your belt expert. We are celebrating 150 years of business and 75 years of family business. Contact us 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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