V-Belts 46,697 Items
Description: V-belts are friction-based torque transmitters that derive their name from the cross section trapezoidal outlook. The belts were designed to help solve the problems misalignment and slippage found in the common flat and round belts. The belts provide one of the best combinations of speed of movement and traction in industrial settings. The v-belts are designed from three core components. One, they have endless steel wires that help to provide enforcement and strength when transmitting torque. The belt also includes a rubber compound that surrounds the wires and takes the characteristic V-shape. The rubber compound also serves as a compression medium to absorb shock. The last component used to make V-belts is a protective cover. This layer is made of plastic and helps to enhance the belt’s endurance against high temperatures during movements. Note that even with the protection, it is important to ensure that your motor and operating environment are at the right temperatures to increase the efficiency of the belt. V-belts are classified into five sections that (sections); A, B, C, D, and E. This grouping is based on the cross-sectional size and the power that can be transmitted by the belt. Here is a closer look at these dimensions. Section ‘A’ Type – 0.1 kW to 3 kW, Section ‘B’ Type – 0.5 kW to 6 kW, Section ‘C’ Type – 1 kW to 12 kW, Section ‘D’ Type – 3 kW to 32 kW, Section ‘E’ Type – 5 kW to 50 kW. The above values point at the capacity of a single belt. Therefore, if you want to achieve higher torque rates, you can simply use more belts. Note that if your device is designed to only use one V-belt, you might need to seek expert assistance to make appropriate modifications before additional belts can be used.