Transverse Fiber Rubber V-Belts

OPTIBELT high performance v-belts feature a transverse fiber rubber core. It is a semi-rigid rubber that provides for additional strength to the core rubber material. This allows for performance gains in power, efficiency and durability. 

  
WHAT IS TRANSVERSE FIBER RUBBER?

This  rubber compound is blended with thousands of fiber strands. During the v-belt manufacturing process, the specialized rubber compound goes through a separate process to align the strands perpendicular (transverse) to the v-belt's running direction.

  Transverse Fiber Rubber Sample

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The fiber strands in the rubber are aligned and overlap one another. This overlap allows the strands to support each other so they act as a unified structure limiting side-to-side movement and flex, while remaining flexible in the opposite direction.

                      TRANSVERSE FIBER V-BELT MOTION RANGE                                       STANDARD RUBBER V-BELT MOTION RANGE

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OVER STANDARD V-BELTS?

The aligned fibers are suspended in the belts core rubber giving the v-belt the ability to...     

   > increasing power capacity due to the ability to support stronger cords.

   > improve resistance to stress loads.  

   > run more efficiently for longer periods.

   > stay flexible to accommodate drives with multiple pulleys and/or back-bend idlers.  

   > resist rubber performance degradation due to temperature fluctuations.

 

TIP: Because of the performance advantage of OPTIBELT transverse fiber v-belts, many operations can replace their timing belt drives. Optibelt RED POWER 3 v-belts feature a transverse fiber core and never need re-tensioning maintenance. Operations replacing timing belts with RED POWER 3 can save thousands of dollars a year. Contact an OPTIBELT representative to find out more information.

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