Timing Belts and Pulleys: Application Examples

Common Belt Drive Applications In addition to an endless variety of industrial machine applications, there are also a number of ordinary objects that can teach a lot about the principles and applications of belt drives.  There are a variety of ...

MechMinutes Video: Belt & Pulley Applications

TIMING BELTS & PULLEYS PT. 6: BELT & PULLEY APPLICATIONS | MECH MINUTES | MISUMI USA Previously on MechMinutes: Timing Belts and Pulleys series, we’ve covered belt selection and setup including tensioning, alignment and wear signs. If you need to ...

MechMinutes Video: Types of Pulley Mounting

TIMING BELTS & PULLEYS PT. 5: TYPES OF PULLEY MOUNTING | MECH MINUTES | MISUMI USA So far in our MechMinutes: Timing Belts & Pulleys series, you’ve learned how to identify the appropriate belt for your application, and the basics ...

Timing Belts and Pulleys: Introduction to Speed Ratio

Synchronous drive systems operate by the positive engagement of meshing teeth between the timing pulley and timing belt.  These drives are denoted as such because they maintain constant system synchronicity with no relative motion losses in the drive.   In this ...

Timing Belt Selection: Environmental Considerations

The first step in selecting a belt transmission system is to complete a thorough survey of the intended operating environment of the drive in order to gain a complete understanding about all environmental considerations and how they may impact the ...

MechMinutes Video: Timing Belt Alignment Concerns

In the previous episode of MechMinutes, Timing Belts and Pulleys, we looked at belt wear signs and some common causes of excessive wear and failure. In this episode, we’ll take a closer look at one of those causes, commonly encountered ...

A Guide to Timing Belt Sizing and Selection

Introduction Selecting the ideal timing pulley to optimize the performance of power transmission systems can be an intimidating task without some basic knowledge about the various drives available to build transmission systems.  This quick comparative guide will serve as an ...

MechMinutes Video: Timing Belt Wear Signs

TIMING BELTS & PULLEYS PT. 2: TIMING BELT WEAR SIGNS | MECH MINUTES If you’re curious about timing belt wear signs, you’ve come to the right place, the second installment in our MechMinutes Timing Belts and Pulleys series. If you’re ...
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Sizing Timing Belts and Pulleys

Dear MISUMI Engineering Team: We are building a machine that has several shafts driven by stepper motors. These shafts need to be synchronized to each other, but at different speeds. We did some research and it looks like a timing ...