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Last Modified: 15th Apr 2016

Dunlop Distributor

V Belts

Welcome to our V-belt section. Traditional V-belts are manufactured with cross-sections Z, A, B, C & D with a range of over 500 lengths currently available. Part numbers are identified by 1 letter representing the belt's cross section, followed by 2 or 3 digits which represents the belt's length in inches. We have over one million of these drive belts ready for immediate dispatch.

Whilst we hold in stock a vast range of quality Dunlop and Medway V-belts, we can also obtain Megadyne V-belts, HTC, Fenner, Gtes, Roulands, Goodyear and Contitech upon request. Please call 01603 720713 if you have these particular brand requirements.

Dunlop V Belts

We offer all our V belts in Dunlop - a brand that is synonymous with quality. They are able to withstand the harshest environmental requirements such as oil and grease contaminated drives of transmissions where grits may interfered between pulleys and belts. They offer the following features:

  • Smooth starting and running
  • Low maintenance
  • High efficiency
  • Easy installation
  • Working temperature rang -30C to +80C
  • Resistance to oil and heat

 

More Drive V Belt Information

Vee belts are an early solution that solved the slippage and alignment problem, first developed in 1917. The shape of the belt tracks in a mating groove in the Vee pulley (or sheave), with the result that the belt cannot slip off. The belt also tends to wedge into the groove as the load increases — the greater the load, the greater the wedging action — improving torque transmission and making the vee belt an effective solution.

They can be supplied at various fixed lengths or as a segmented section i.e. nutlink, where the segments are linked (spliced) to form a belt of the required length. For high-power requirements, two or more vee belts can be joined side-by-side in an arrangement called a multi-V, running on matching multi-groove vee pulleys. The strength of these belts is obtained by reinforcements with fibres like steel or polyester.