If you don't find an answer to your question, please contact us so we can help you.
|Can I use a "5L" in place of
a "B" section belt?
|No, you should not use
5L and B belts interchangeably. Both the 5L and B belt have an
approximate 5/8 top width. The 5L belt horsepower capacity is
substantially less than a B section. The design life of 5L belt
is 10,000 hours verses 25,000 hours for the B belt.
|Do you have length tolerances
on belts and also matching tolerances?
|Browning belts are
equal to or better than the standards specified by the RMA. For
exact tolerances contact EPT Application Engineering.
|What is the maximum
temperature that a V-belt can operate?
|A good rule of thumb
is that for every 35-degree increase above 85 degrees you
reduce your belt life by one-half. For best conditions a belt
should operate between -35 to +140.
|What is the average life of a
|Properly designed and
maintained a Classical (A, B, C) V-belt drive will provide a
design life up to 25,000 hours. The 358 (3V, 5V, 8V) belts will
also provide a design life up to 25,000 hours. The FHP (3L, 4L,
and 5L) belts will only provide a design life up to 10,000
|What is the recommended shelf
|RMA Bulletin IP-3-4 R
states the quality of a belt will not change significantly
within eight years of proper storage. Proper storage would be
temperatures less than 85 Degrees and relative humidity below
70%. Also there must be no exposure to direct sunlight.
|Can I use belt dressing on
|No, we do not
recommend using belt dressing. Under tensioning is the primary
cause of belt squeal. This belt must be re-tensioned or in some
cases replaced. If you use belt dressing although you have
prevented the squeal the belt will continues to slip. This will
cause heat and failure is not far behind.
|When should the maximum and
minimum tension values be used?
|You should only use
the maximum tension value when installing new V-belts.
Installing the drive and turn it on for a brief run-in period.
After 15 minuets stop the drive and re-check the tension.
Re-start the drive if it has retained the minimum belt tension.
Re-tension the drive to the minimum tension if you are below