V-belts, the backbone of power transmission systems, play a crucial role in transferring power from one shaft to another with efficiency and reliability. Delves into the fundamentals of V-belts in the article “What is a V-Belt?” from IQS Directory.

Characterized by their trapezoidal shape, V-belts snugly fit into the grooves of sheaves, ensuring secure power transmission. The unique design enables enhanced surface contact and stability, crucial for optimizing torque transmission and minimizing power loss through slippage.

Under tension, V-belts experience vertical forces that push their walls against the grooves of the sheave, creating frictional engagement. This frictional connection intensifies with higher tension, allowing V-belts to transmit higher loads efficiently.

Synthetic and natural rubber, combined with fibrous tensile cords, give V-belts the flexibility, strength, and durability required for demanding applications. Additional features such as cogs enhance bending resistance and lower operating temperatures, further enhancing V-belt performance.

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