How to Choose the Best Timing Belt for Your Manufacturing Equipment

When it comes to operating your business, having equipment that works properly and efficiently is of the utmost importance. Being in the industrial sector where you rely heavily on your equipment, parts such as pulleys, bearings, belts, et cetera have to be made of the highest-quality materials. Not only does the material have to be right, but the way the belt synchronizes with your project’s needs must be as well.

Neoprene Timing Belts

While there are a variety of materials and styles that timing belts can come in, your specific project needs will determine the best belt to choose. Neoprene Timing Belts are the most common type of belt used due to its durability. This particular belt is resistant to chemicals, UV, and has a long shelf life.

Urethane Belts

Urethane Belts have excellent tensile strength without having a high elongation rate. Although these belts are not compromised by extreme temperatures, however, electrical charges can build up when using this belt.

Open End Synchronous Timing Belts

Open End Synchronous Timing Belts can be a great way to achieve linear movement while being more cost-effective, maintenance-free, as well as noise-reducing. With an open-end belt, you can achieve more flexibility in your production by not having to use expensive tooling. Furthermore, you can achieve greater accuracy as well as increased efficiency with this type of belt.

While material and style are just some things to consider, you must also consider things such as the manufacturing environment and if it is conducive to the belt’s material. Also, you want to choose a belt that can properly function for the type of project that you will need it for.

If you are interested in a timing belt for your machinery and would like more information, contact JJC and Associates at to learn more and to explore their inventory.

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