The ribbed belt combines the high flexibility of flat belts with the high performance of V-belts.
Belt Drives – Ribbed Belts
The ribbed belt combines the high flexibility of flat belts with the high performance of V-belts. The V-shaped parallel ribs are made from a wear resistant rubber compound. The high strength tension cord is designed for the many applications of the ribbed belt. It is embedded in a rubber adhesive mixture and covers the entire width of the ribbed belt. Fibre reinforced, wear resistant rubber compounds ensure quiet operation, oil and heat resistance and a long belt life.
- High efficiency
- Very good dynamic power transmission capability
- Good coefficient of friction and high performance
- Low vibration and noise
- Withstands shock loads and short-term overload
- High belt speeds possible.
The small minimum pulley diameters permit drives with high-speed ratios as well as small drive volume requirements. Ribbed belts are well suited for use with back bend idlers.