MRO Magazine

EPDM-molded notch V-belts


July 26, 2010
By PEM Magazine

Gates now constructs its entire molded notch V-belt line with EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer). EPDM is a high-performance rubber compound known for ozone, heat and weather resistance.

Gates is the first manufacturer to implement EPDM technology in the design of industrial V-belts. The company’s molded notch V-belts now withstand a 70-percent broader temperature range, offering longer belt life at extreme temperatures, the company says. The belts’ bandless, molded notch construction saves up to 3 percent on energy costs for greater efficiency and the belts also tolerate misalignment better for smoother running performance.