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Synchronous Belts & Exposure To Water

Synchronous Belts & Exposure To Water

Light and occasional contact with water (occasional wash downs) should not seriously affect synchronous belts in general. Prolonged contact (consistent spray or submersion) can result in significantly reduced tensile strength in fiberglass belts, and potential length variation in aramid belts. Prolonged contact with water also causes rubber compounds to swell, although less than with oil […]

Gate Poly Chain GT 2

Gate Poly Chain GT 2

THE PERFORMANCE CHOICE FOR SYNCHRONOUS BELT DRIVE SYSTEMS Gates Poly Chain® GT® 2 belt system is designed to reduce lifetime power transmission costs by saving space, weight and maintenance on high-torque synchronous drives. Simply, the Poly Chain GT2 and Taper-Lock®* sprocket drive system is the toughest belt on the market, and is made by Gates […]

FEATURED PRODUCT: Poly Chain Sprockets

FEATURED PRODUCT: Poly Chain Sprockets

Features and Advantages of the Poly Chain Sprockets Full split in bushing allows easy installation and removal. Precise sprocket design produces positive, press fi t to shaft. Smaller, narrower sprockets save shaft space, keep the load closer to bearing and extend life of reducer. Poly Chain GT2 Sprockets keep overhung load below manufacturers recommendation. Sprockets […]

GM explores new powertrain options for large SUVs

GM explores new powertrain options for large SUVs

NEW YORK — Diesel engines, hybrid powertrains and high-geared transmissions are all on the table over the next few years for General Motors’ soon-to-launch redesigned large SUVs, GM’s top truck engineer said. “We’ve got some interesting powertrain technologies coming on the SUVs over the next few years,” Jeff Luke, executive chief engineer for GM trucks, […]