V-Belts & Wedge Belts
Further InformationLast Modified: 15th Apr 2016
V Belts & Wedge Belts
Welcome to our V-belt and wedge belt section. We have a high variety of belt sizes available and have over one million drive belts ready for immediate dispatch.
In this section you will find the following types of belts:
- Wedge belts
- Cogged wedge belts
- Cogged V-belts
- Kevlar V-belts
- Kevlar lawn mower deck belts
- Double sided lawn mower deck belts
- AA section double sided V-belts
- BB section double sided V-belts
- Nutlink belting
- Fan belts
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.
We offer all our V and wedge 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 & Wedge Belt Information
Vee belts (also known as V-belt or wedge 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.
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