The Basics Of Open End Timing Belts

The Basics Of Open End Timing Belts

There are many different options to consider in open-end timing belts. While they all have the feature of being open-ended as opposed to a closed loop like other timing belts, the various features make them ideal for various types of applications.

In general, the use of these belts is reserved for linear motion systems and applications. These types of systems can include any automated door systems, elevators and equipment lifts, conveyors in warehouse and manufacturing lines as well as smaller products such as printers. Anywhere a repetitive movement that moves in a linear direction is required, one of the open end timing belts is often the best choice.

The Ideal Material

With the various uses of this option in timing belts, the focus is really on quality of the final product. These belts have to perform the same motion through constant or very repetitive cycles, so strength, durability, and long-life cycles are critical.

Most of the top open end timing belts are made from thermoset polyurethane. Also, cords are used in the belt to add to the overall strength without adding to the weight. This high strength to weight factor of the polyurethane, combined with its natural resistance to both corrosion and abrasion, makes it an ideal choice.

Additional Considerations

As with any timing belt, the open end belts can be developed using a variety of widths as well as tooth profiles. Different manufacturers will offer a greater or lesser selection of tooth profiles and belt widths based on their production capacity and manufacturing molds and tooling options.

When looking for a company for any timing belt, contact the company and discuss your needs. This is a great time to get a quote and to ask questions, ensuring you find a supplier that can fill your orders on time and to your specifications.

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