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 Maximize Drive Performance with a Properly Designed Belt Transmission System

A properly designed belt transmission system is highly efficient, quiet and requires minimal maintenance. Certain types of belts, however, are more efficient than others.

The majority of belt drives use v-belts, which feature a trapezoidal cross section which wedges into the pulleys to increase friction and transfer capability. V-belt efficiency deteriorates by as much as 5% over time if slippage occurs because the belt is not periodically re-tensioned.

Cogged belts have slots that run perpendicular to the belt’s length. These slots reduce the belt’s bending resistance and can be used with the same pulleys. They run cooler, last longer and are about 2% more efficient than standard v-belts.

Synchronous belts are toothed and require the installation of mating toothed-drive sprockets. Synchronous belts offer an efficiency of around 98% and maintain that efficiency over a wide load range. Synchronous belts require less maintenance and retensioning, operate in wet and oily environments, and run slip-free.

Synchronous belts are an extremely efficient option. However, cogged belts may be a better choice when vibration damping is needed or shock loads cause abrupt torque changes that could shear a synchronous belt’s teeth. Synchronous belts also make a whirring noise that might be objectionable in some applications.

Goodyear Eagle Pd(TM) Synchronous Belts are designed to complement today’s high efficiency rated motors.
  • Especially effective in high energy consuming drives, drives that run continuously, and drives that increase energy consumption during peak periods
  • Reduced noise and vibration
  • Reduced maintenance and downtime
  • Good resistance to aging, UVA rays, ozone and hydrolysis
  • Working temperature range: -30° C to + 80° C
  • High resistance to oils, fats and greases; Good resistance to most acids and alkalis
  • Applications: farm machinery, mining machinery, machine tools, textile machinery, woodworking machinery, industrial pumps, printing trades machinery, A/C industry, wood processing industry, construction equipment, conveyors, metal working machinery, industrial blowers, paper industry machinery, food processing equipment, packaging machinery, automotive industry, bottling and canning industries
Goodyear Falcon Pd™ Synchronous Belts latch onto Gates Poly Chain® GT®2 sprockets for drop-in convenience.
  • Reduced noise
  • Exceptional tensile strength for premium performance
  • Rubber construction for better resistance to flex fatigue
  • Backside idler compatible when needed
  • Wide range of operating temperatures for greater versatility
  • Available in 8 mm and 14 mm
  • Applications: lumber, pulp and paper, packaging equipment, food processing, feeder and conveyor drives,
    bucket elevators, high output air coolers, conveyor drives
Goodyear Torque-Flex® Cogged Belts
  • Oil, heat, ozone and abrasion resistant
  • Raw rubber edges contact the sheaves for increased horsepower ratings (25 – 30%) over standard v-belts
  • Cogs allow for greater flexibility and heat dissipation
  • Applications: designed for tough, small sheave diameter, high tension drives
Goodyear HY-T Wedge™ Cogged Belts
  • Narrow profile provides savings through efficiency
  • Greater horsepower than classical belts
  • Oil, heat, ozone and abrasion resistant
  • Raw rubber edges contact the sheaves for increased horsepower ratings (25 – 30%) over standard v-belts
  • Cogs allow for greater flexibility and heat dissipation
  • Applications: designed for compact, high horsepower drives and high shock loading on short centers and small
    diameters
Contact your Applied® Account Manager to conduct a survey of belt-driven equipment at your facility. Together, you can gather application and operating hour data and then determine the cost effectiveness of replacing existing V-belts with cogged or synchronous belts and sprockets.





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