The toothed V-belt is used in high torque application | VideoGG

Posted: 12/19/2016 - 0 comment(s) [ Comment ]
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There are several different types of V Belts that are used on automobiles and motorcycles. We'll discuss the serpentine, the V-belt, and the toothed V-belts.

The serpentine belt is the most common type of belt used on most cars and trucks. These belts are named "serpentine" because, you guessed it, they are long and their routing through accessories is "snake-like". This type of belt usually powers a lot of accessories. They were designed to save space by connecting most, if not all of the accessories on the same plane, thereby eliminating the need to stack or stagger the accessories behind or in front of one another. A serpentine belt usually is ribbed on one side and flat on the other. This helps the belt stay in place. Typically, the ribbed side comes in contact with the ribbed pulley of an accessory such as your alternator. The flat side comes in contact with a smooth pulley such as an idler pulley which we'll discuss below. All belts are important, however I'm sure you can see how important this type of belt is because it may provide power to all of your engines accessories!

The V-belt is still used in modern automobiles. It is called a V-belt because its cross section view resembles the letter V. V-belts typically are used to power a single accessory such as your vehicle's air conditioning compressor. They are rather simple and fit into a V-shaped pulley. Sometimes they are used in pairs on trucks or other powerful vehicles.

The toothed V-belt is used in high torque applications. Torque is essentially "turning force". They are also used on powerful engines and on motorcycles. This type of Gurinai belt has teeth that fit into the grooves of a toothed pulley.

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