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Timing Belt Options – Know the Basics

When ordering BRECOflex timing belts it helps to know your basic timing belt options. These options are available for most belt pitches with some exceptions due to belt size and timing belt construction. To find out if the timing belt you need comes with the options below, please refer to our Pitch Data Sheet page [...]
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The Two Types of Timing Belt Strength

There are two different types of timing belt strength and they are independent of each other. They are tooth shear strength and tensile cord strength. To correctly size a belt,  both strengths  should be higher than the application strength requirements.   1. Tooth Shear Strength Tooth Shear Strength is the force necessary to permanently deform [...]
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Timing Belt Noise Causes and Solutions

What causes timing belt belt noise and how to reduce it? There are 4common causes for belt noise. They are by no means the only causes of noise butthey are a good starting point. They are:   Impact of the belt teeth on the pulley Air Displacement by the teeth on the pulley Friction between [...]
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Timing Belt Drive Definitions & Formulas

BRECOflex provides all of the timing belt drive definitions and formulae for doing many common belt calculations. You can also use our calculations program for linear drive and power transmission applications.   When designing a linear drive you'll first want to calculate your peak starting torque, peak breaking torque and the maximum speed, if your [...]
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Timing Belts for Packaging

Machine designers specify timing belts in so many industries but timing belts for packaging is an especially large market market. From the belts in the transmissions that power these machines to the belting that moves product, there is need for diverse belt options.   Some Packaging Applications that Use Timing Belts   Casepacking Wrapping Cartoning [...]
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