As a V-belts and
wedge belts supplier, Yorkshire-based YB Components know the importance of
understanding the different functions and purposes of the different belt
designs. Here we take a quick look at the two belt types, their fundamental
differences and the various applications they are designed for.
V-belts or variable speed belts are best
used when accurate synchronisation or timing is not necessary. V-belts are
usually a lower cost option with excellent qualities such as quiet running and
versatile power transmission efficiency.
applications usually involve industrial drives because of their ease of
installation and low cost, as well as the wide range of sizes available. They
are usually adaptable to any industrial drive, though can be problematic due to
their tendency to slip.
The first endless rubber V-belt was
developed in 1917 by the Gates Rubber Company, with the multiple V-belt drive
developed a few years later by a rival company who wanted to out-do the single V-belt
Wedge Belts are
often used for higher power transmissions where there is limited space. They can
transmit more power than other belts despite having the same top width. They
achieve this with better cord construction and by placing the cord line in an
optimal position to support the belt while in operation.
of wedge belts involves a pre-stretched cord which creates the wedge belt’s low
stretch property. Because of this, it is imperative that the wedge belt drive maintains
a proper tension to elicit efficient performance. Without the proper tension,
the usefulness of wedge belts decreases rapidly.
Wedge belts are used
almost exclusively in industrial applications using heavy loads, though they
are capable of performing well for relatively light applications as well.
V-Belts and Wedge Belts Suppliers in Yorkshire
As the UK’s
leading wedge belts and classical V-belts suppliers,
Yorkshire’s YB Components have years of experience sourcing the very best belts
and chains from top manufacturers from all over the world. The pulley and belt range
features many well known manufacturers as well as lesser known brands.
As well as
supplying belts, YB Components distribute gearboxes, couplings, clutches
bearings, wheels and chains for a wide variety of industrial applications.
Plus, even though the company is a global distributor of machine parts, being
based in Yorkshire means that businesses located in nearby areas such as
Castleford, Bradford, Leeds, Wakefield, Pontefract and Knottingley can benefit
from same day delivery on the items they order.
If you are looking for
any V-belts or wedge belts by either the better known manufacturers or the more
obscure ones, then contact
who are the UK’s leading V-belts suppliers in Yorkshire who keep local stocks
ready to ship out fast and free all over the UK and the rest of the world.