# V & Wedge Belts

A drive belt is a length of synthetic flexible material or rubber, joined to make a loop. Drive belts or V belts are used to join two or more pulleys together. The belts are designed to be fitted to the outer edge of the pulley. When tension is applied to the belt it creates friction, thus transferring friction into motion.

## How to identify the correct belt

Identifying the correct size belt for your application is critical. As belts can stretch over time is it all too easy to make a mistake. One way to ensure you make the correct selection is by checking to see if the drive belt still has any manufacturers part numbers printed on the belt. If this is not possible due to wear then you need to measure the belt in two very specific ways. A drive belts size is determined by two things, the length and the width.

## Measuring the length

The length of the drive or V belt is calculated by measuring the inner circumference of the belt. This can be done with either a specialist V belt measuring tool or a cloth tape. Do not try to measure with a steel tape or ruler. Once you have the circumference of the belt make the tape straight giving you the length.

## Measuring the width

If you look at a belts cross-section a V or wedge belt will have trapezoidal shaped teeth along the inner side of the belt. To measure the width simply measure across the top of the Vee and the height of the vee. The two measurements relate to the ’section’ size. Belt Types

Once you have the two measurements the figures can be used to identify the belt 'type'. The width measurement would generally appear as a single letter or three letters x the length. Typical belts would appear like:

• A Section x Length
• B Section x Length
• Z Section x Length
• XPZ Section x Length
• SPZ Section x Length
• SPB Section x Length

## Applications and uses

Drive belts, V belts and wedge belts are used in a wide range of industrial power transmission applications that utilise pulleys, tensioners, sprockets and gears. Some of the most common are:

• Conveyor rollers
• Generators
• Air conditioning
• Compressors
• Water pumps
• Alternators Power
• Steering pumps
• Automotive engines
• Lawn mowers

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 New RS Stock No. 474-2720 Mfr. Part No.XPA 1180 BrandContitech Compare \$25.26 Each units 1.18m - 13mm 9mm XPA 63mm CONTI FO-Z Rubber -30°C +90°C New RS Stock No. 488-3354 Mfr. Part No.XPB 1700 BrandContitech Compare \$50.45 Each units 1.7m - 16.5mm 13mm XPB 100mm CONTI FO-Z Rubber -30°C +90°C New RS Stock No. 474-2764 Mfr. Part No.XPA 1500 BrandContitech Compare \$35.24 Each units 1.5m - 13mm 9mm XPA 63mm CONTI FO-Z Rubber -30°C +90°C New RS Stock No. 488-3297 Mfr. Part No.XPA 1550 BrandContitech Compare \$31.12 Each units 1.55m - 13mm 9mm XPA 63mm CONTI FO-Z Rubber -30°C +90°C New RS Stock No. 474-2786 Mfr. Part No.XPA 1700 BrandContitech Compare \$44.80 Each units 1.7m - 13mm 9mm XPA 63mm CONTI FO-Z Rubber -30°C +90°C New RS Stock No. 488-3405 Mfr. Part No.XPB 2240 BrandContitech Compare \$71.05 Each units 2.24m - 16.5mm 13mm XPB 100mm CONTI FO-Z Rubber -30°C +90°C New RS Stock No. 474-2916 Mfr. Part No.XPB 1400 BrandContitech Compare \$38.22 Each units 1.4m - 16.5mm 13mm XPB 100mm CONTI FO-Z Rubber -30°C +90°C New RS Stock No. 488-3225 Mfr. Part No.XPA 1150 BrandContitech Compare \$24.27 Each units 1.15m - 13mm 9mm XPA 63mm CONTI FO-Z Rubber -30°C +90°C New RS Stock No. 474-2815 Mfr. Part No.XPA 2000 BrandContitech Compare \$41.53 Each units 2m - 13mm 9mm XPA 63mm CONTI FO-Z Rubber -30°C +90°C New RS Stock No. 474-2360 Mfr. Part No.XPZ 800 BrandContitech Compare \$12.20 Each units 800mm - 10mm 8mm XPZ 50mm CONTI FO-Z Rubber -30°C +90°C New RS Stock No. 474-2792 Mfr. Part No.XPA 1800 BrandContitech Compare \$36.15 Each units 1.8m - 13mm 9mm XPA 63mm CONTI FO-Z Rubber -30°C +90°C New RS Stock No. 488-3023 Mfr. Part No.XPZ 830 BrandContitech Compare \$14.23 Each units 830mm - 10mm 8mm XPZ 50mm CONTI FO-Z Rubber -30°C +90°C New RS Stock No. 474-2461 Mfr. Part No.XPZ 1180 BrandContitech Compare \$17.81 Each units 1.18m - 10mm 8mm XPZ 50mm CONTI FO-Z Rubber -30°C +90°C New RS Stock No. 488-2985 Mfr. Part No.XPZ 730 BrandContitech Compare \$12.82 Each units 730mm - 10mm 8mm XPZ 50mm CONTI FO-Z Rubber -30°C +90°C New RS Stock No. 488-3281 Mfr. Part No.XPA 1450 BrandContitech Compare \$29.59 Each units 1.45m - 13mm 9mm XPA 63mm CONTI FO-Z Rubber -30°C +90°C New RS Stock No. 474-2758 Mfr. Part No.XPA 1400 BrandContitech Compare \$27.71 Each units 1.4m - 13mm 9mm XPA 63mm CONTI FO-Z Rubber -30°C +90°C New RS Stock No. 474-2398 Mfr. Part No.XPZ 900 BrandContitech Compare \$13.29 Each units 900mm - 10mm 8mm XPZ 50mm CONTI FO-Z Rubber -30°C +90°C New RS Stock No. 488-3073 Mfr. Part No.XPZ 1060 BrandContitech Compare \$15.42 Each units 1.06m - 10mm 8mm XPZ 50mm CONTI FO-Z Rubber -30°C +90°C New RS Stock No. 687-7875 Mfr. Part No.XPA907 BrandContitech Compare \$15.83 Each units 907mm - 13mm 9mm XPA 63mm CONTI FO-Z Rubber -30°C +90°C New RS Stock No. 474-2900 Mfr. Part No.XPB 1250 BrandContitech Compare \$33.57 Each units 1.25m - 16.5mm 13mm XPB 100mm CONTI FO-Z Rubber -30°C +90°C