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  1. #1

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    HTD5M Belt flexibility Urathane or Rubber?

    Hi Gang!

    I just got in 5 meters of white 30mm wide HTD5M belt. This has steel reinforcement.

    I find it kind of stiff. I hope is can go around the pulieys okay. I need to order 15mm belt, today. I see black belt called "rubber" also some referred to as "Neoprene".

    What are your thoughts on the White Urethane belt vs, black "rubber?"

    Is the stiffness a problem? I'm guessing mostly the steel wire is creating the stiffness.

    thanks

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    Re: HTD5M Belt flexibility Urathane or Rubber?

    The belt will go around a 3 inch or so pulley just fine. The other option is to get a belt with Kevlar reinforcement, it's a bit more flexible the the steel.

    The neoprene should work fine also. I have normally used the white urethane belts for long runs (up to 7 meters or so) where a lot of tension is required and moving loads of several hundred lbs.
    Jim Dawson
    Sandy, Oregon, USA

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    Re: HTD5M Belt flexibility Urathane or Rubber?

    Jim!

    I'm going to have to send you a Birthday Present:-)

    Your knowledge is amazing. And I really appreciate getting your opinion before I make a purchase. The white 30mm wide belt I have is plenty strong. I just though it may be too stiff, but you are right, over 1500mm to 2000mm it should be fine.!

    Thanks:-)

  4. #4

    Re: HTD5M Belt flexibility Urathane or Rubber?

    Thank you for the kind words. I have been building machines for various applications for about 50 years, so have a little experience with what it out there to work with.
    Jim Dawson
    Sandy, Oregon, USA

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