Synchronous Belt Failure Analysis Guide

Aug. 14, 2009

An alternative to roller chain and gears in many industrial applications, Gates synchronous belts help engineers design equipment that outperforms the competition’s. They also lead to significant savings.

Synchronous belts have less mass, generate less heat and have minimal belt creep compared to V-belts. Because they do not stretch, they offer reduced maintenance, letting you focus on more critical activities. Plus, they require no run-in procedure or retensioning, so downtime is minimized. More uptime equates to greater production.

Gates has the total synchronous belt drive solution for the most demanding applications. Choose from our vast array of offerings, including:

• The PowerGrip® Portfolio: Used in a diverse range of power transmission applications requiring speed, strength and durability, this is the most complete industrial belt line with solutions for OEM, aftermarket and replacement (MRO) markets.

• Poly Chain® GT® Carbon™ Belts: The patented belts are the world’s only use of carbon fiber in a dynamic application, and the drives prove powerful even in the most demanding high-torque applications – matching the capacity of roller chain drives width-for-width in most pitch sizes.

• Gates Mectrol Belts: The most extensive range and highest quality urethane timing belt products in the industry, the line includes clean-in-place belting for food processing.

You’ll find that these synchronous belts are backed by the most experienced engineering, customer service and field sales experts in the industry.