Erdman, Arthur G. Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Giese, Raymond Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Last reviewed:November 2019
- Belt types and general use
- Belt-pulley arrangements
- Belt materials
- Speed relationship between pulleys
- Selection criteria
- Belt specifications
- Belt tension
- Belt wear
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
The lowest-cost means for transmitting power between shafts that are not necessarily parallel. Belts run smoothly and quietly, and they cushion motor and bearings against load fluctuations. Belts typically are not as strong or durable as gears or chains. However, improvements in belt construction and materials are making it possible to use belts where formerly only chains or gears would do.
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