V Belts Matched Set Free

V Belts Matched Set Free are offered by STEIGENTECH, why v belt set free is it important ?

In many occurrences, the V-belt drive is using multiple single v-belts in order to transmit power. In such drive, the application has been calculated to split the load over several V-Belt to guarantee proper distribution of the power, this is a multiple v-Belts drive applications.

The theoretical situation is that the V-belts have not only the same specifications but also the same length and so the tension being applied to all single v belt linearly. Obviously the v-belts with shorter length would carry the main load since the tension would be impacted while the other V Belts would have lower tension level.

One can understand easily that it is critical that all V-belts in the drive have exact same length to the load is being transmitted equally to all v belt. Indeed there are some real consequences of not having a set of V-Belts matching:

  • The expected power would not be transmitted
  • V-Belts and drive mechanics could enter into serious vibration
  • V-Belts won’t team and would fail earlier
  • Possibly the sheaves grooves will wear unevenly

In such drive configuration, engineers used several terms Matched Set, or Belt Matching or Set Free.. all calling for same: the V-Belts on the drive shall be equal length.

V Belts Matched Set Free STEIGENTECH

V Belts Matched Set Free STEIGENTECH

The RMA and the ISO are defining the maximum acceptable, please find below the ISO 4184 norm:

ISO 4184 V-belt matching tolerances

ISO 4184 V-belt matching tolerances

STEIGENTECH is offering very narrow length variation to allow true V Belts Matched Set Free. STEIGENTECH V-Belts meets or exceeds the ISO 4184 or RMA norms in that regards. Therefore even for a demanding application, V-Belts from STEIGENTECH would offer even tighter tolerances to deliver the need of machine matching services.

Please see below some examples recently measured for Ceramic OEM case, where STEIGENTECH is proposing long length V-Belts such as in C225 and B167 that would be used in paired belt, the match free was asked :

V Belts Matched Free STEIGENTECH

V Belts Matched Free STEIGENTECH

You can find the STEIGENTECH V Belts Matched Set Free at V-Belt Matching Free

More information about STEIGENTECH  at STEIGENTECH V-BELT