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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. $$$

St. Louis, MO  |  314-890-0070

MIR is the premier specialty fabricator of light weight belting and conveyor accessories in North America. Offering dozens of materials and specialty conveyor products, MIR provides unsurpassed versatility and comprehensive customer service. Technical expertise combined with top quality products make MIR your choice for all conveyor belting, timing belting, transmission belting needs and more.

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MIR $$$

Valley City, OH  |  800-700-2358

Con-Belt produces rugged & dependable conveyor belting, including steel & piano hinged conveyor belts, combination rubber/PVC & chain conveyor belts and beaded pan & special conveyor belts.

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Con-Belt, Inc. $$$

Pine Brook, NJ  |  877-865-8287

Volta Belting is a world leading manufacturer and supplier of Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE) conveyor belt materials and related services. We have been developing and designing belts for over forty years. Our belts have the unique characteristic of being homogenous and are all extruded in one piece without factory splicing. Call or visit us online today for more detailed information.

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Volta Belting Technology Ltd $$$

Mississauga, ON  |  800-354-7213

For almost four decades we have been providing conveyor belt materials to customers all over the world. We are dedicated to providing high quality customer service. Our products serve many industries and are customer designed for a full range of processes. Visit our website or call one of our customer service representatives today for more information about our products!

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The Furnace Belt Company Limited $$$
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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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