Wedge belts are
designed for high performance and can deliver up to double the amount of power produced
by conventional variable speed belts. This makes the wedge belts
Yorkshire-based supplier YB Components supply suitable for most industrial
applications, especially when space, weight and higher levels of horsepower
capacity are a priority.
Wedge Belt Advantages Over Conventional V-Belts
The heavier duty
rubber used in wedge belt manufacture is more resistant to wear and tear, with
the impregnated fabric wrap providing protection from oil and dirt. The fabric
wrap also adds an extra layer of protection against heat, all of which combines
to produce an extended belt life compared to standard variable speed belts.
Many wedge belt suppliers,
Yorkshire’s YB Components being one, often stock wedge belt products made with specially
treated low-stretch polyester tension cords. These special cords create a
higher dynamic load capability and additional resistance to flex fatigue. The
design also helps the belts absorb shocks and impacts.
quality wedge belt designs also feature a rubber base that has been loaded with
fibres that gives the belts an impressive horizontal rigidity. The fibre in the
rubber base also adds tension support which enables greater power transmission
operating temperature range goes from minus-40 degrees Celsius up to 70 degrees
Celsius. They are one of the most hard-wearing belt designs thanks to being oil,
heat and ozone resistant, and good quality wedge belts will all have antistatic
properties according to the ISO 1813 requirements.
Cogged Wedge Belts
supplier’s like Yorkshire-based YB Components will often have a cogged wedge
belt variety. These extra special wedge belts boast an increased power capacity
so the same amount of power can be transmitted but with fewer belts. The extra
robustness of cogged wedge belts also extends their usability lifespan.
belts are highly flexible, featuring multi-layered industrial backing fabric.
This heavy duty fabric protects the cogged wedge belt’s components and supports
its tension cords. In turn, this additional support allows them to achieve significantly
higher levels of flexibility.
The dynamic load
capability of cogged wedge belts is also increased thanks to the specially
treated low stretch polyester tension cords which perform the same function as
with the standard wedge belts by providing extra resistance to flex fatigue and regular shocks
Wedge belts are
known for their increased power transmission, and this is enhanced even further
with the cogged variety. The deeper profile of the cogged cushion increases
support for the belt fibre’s tension cords which enables them to handle higher
tensions which is how the increased power transmission is achieved.
If you require any
variable speed belts or wedge belts, Yorkshire’s YB Components keep local
stocks to ship out fast and free all over the UK and the rest of the world, so contact
who are the UK’s leading wedge belt supplier in Yorkshire.