Belts are used with pulleys in drives for high-volume products, such as home appliances and automobile engines, as well as machines built in small numbrs, such as heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems, and pumps.

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Widely available from distributors, V-Belts are often used in industrial and commerial applications because of their low V-Belt cost and wide range of sizes. These belts are easy to install and they operate quietly and smoothly. Suitable both for transmitting power and conveying materials, V-Belts operate over a wide horse-power range and at speeds up to 6,500 feet per minute (fpm) or more.

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Used primarily where the motion of input and output shafts
Synchronous Drivesmust be precisely matched, synchronous belts were originally known as timing belts. Synchronous belt drives are used where back-lash of chain or gear drives would be undesirable.

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One of the oldest forms of power transmission, flat belts are well suited for high-speed, samll-pulley drives.Flat Belt Early drives used flat belts running on flat-faced wheels. A typical industrial plant powered multiple machines with flat-belt drives running from overhead line shafts, via speed-reduction stages where required.

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All information taken from the Power Transmission Handbook.

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