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In the context of internal combustion engines, timing belts are the component responsible for controlling the timing of an engine’s valves. If tensioned properly, timing belts have no slippage and are used to transfer direct motion for timing or indexing purposes. Timing belts are utilized in the camshafts of automobiles and stepper motors. Read More…

Timing Belting Timing belts are used for power transmission or to interchange linear motion and rotary motion where maintaining a specific drive ratio or high loads are important. They are most widely used in the regulation of internal combustion engine operation. Linear position systems are a common non-automotive application of timing belts.
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Hilliard, OH  |  800-770-2358

Our conveyor belts are ISO 9002 and FDA certified. We can use our belts in nearly every industry, from transmission timing belts to conveyor belts for foods.

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Dura-Belt, Inc. $$$

Sioux Falls, SD  |  888-291-5450

V-Belt Global Supply is the largest online distributor of industrial belts and now offers a Commercial Discount Program with savings up to 32%. Our tiered pricing benefits those spending between $300 and $25,000 annually, offering big savings on a wide variety of belts like Kevlar belts, Timing belts, Banded belts, Metric v-belts, Cogged metric belts, Kevlar Wedge Banded Belts, and more. Our distribution centers are located throughout the U.S. and offer Free Shipping on orders over $199.

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V-Belt Global Supply, LLC $$$

Erlanger, KY  |  800-733-5773

F.N. Sheppard is proud to offer innovative products to customers worldwide. We have grown our reputation based on providing outstanding customer service as well as conveyor belt materials that will provide long lasting value. We are committed to excellence and committed to our customers. For more information on how we may be able to assist visit us online or get in touch with us today!

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F.N. Sheppard & Co. $$$

Huntersville, NC  |  704-948-0800

At Forbo Siegling, our conveyor belts can be found in a variety of industries and applications, such as conveyor and processing belts in the food industry, treadmills in fitness studios, and flat belts in letter sorting systems. We are a leading manufacturer in our industry, and leading companies all over the world partner with us in developing groundbreaking solutions.

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Forbo Siegling, LLC $$$

Newcastle, ME  |  800-540-1846

MIPR is a conveyor belt manufacturer and gasketing specialist as well. Light industrial belting, high-temperature belting, conveyor belting for package handling, agricultural belting and conveyor belts for food handling are available. Belting information is a communication effort away.

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MIPR Corp. $$$

Grand Rapids, MI  |  800-729-2358

Mol Belting Systems manufactures conveyor belting for light industrial applications. Products include grocery checkout conveyor belts, ThermoKing Plastic Belting™, belts for treadmills plus yellow TrackSeal® safety edge, which protects legs & feet at the assembly line. Over 200 belt styles in inventory! Contact us today and benefit from our leading edge manufacturing capabilities & dedicated staff.

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Mol Belting Systems $$$
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They began to replace engine timing chains in 1970s. One of the advantages of timing belts over timing chains and gears is that timing belts do not require lubrication. They are specially designed to precisely fit around the gears with which they operate. Their use helps to ensure the safe and efficient operation of important engine components. Though in recent years there has been a moderate resurgence of timing chains and other non-belting engine regulation components, timing belts continue to be the dominant utility for engine valve regulation.

In automotive applications, a timing belt is a reinforced rubber belt with square teeth driven by the crankshaft, which operates the camshaft. In some engine designs, timing belts are also used to drive other engine components such as the water pump and oil pump. Compared to a gear or chain system, rubber timing belts are more cost effective, quieter in their operation, and mechanically more efficient.

Rubber timing belts can be made out of several different materials. Traditionally, rubber belts have been made out of natural rubber and integrated synthetic fibers for added strength. Natural rubber is not very heat resistant, though, and it can corrode in the presence of oil and other petrochemicals. For this reason, synthetic rubber materials like highly-saturated nitrile and other varieties have gained in popularity.

Conveyor belt materials can be engineered to resist high heat and corrosion, which gives them a longer operating lifespan than natural rubber belts. Because of their importance in so many engine systems, timing belts are widely manufactured and are likely to continue to occupy a large percentage of all conveyor belt varieties produced annually.

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