Gates® Predator™ V-Belts – Designed For The Most Aggressive Applications & Environments

20 Sep 2021

High powered motors. Shock loads from sudden starts and stops. Dirty operating environments. High heat. Contamination from oil or solvents. Predator™ v-belts handle them all.

Predator v-belts can handle up to 2.2 times more power the equivalent size standard v-belt. A more compact drive that weighs less, puts less strain on costlier components, and uses fewer belts. All of which saves you money. See the difference in the following examples:

Compared with standard v-belt drives, the compact Predator drive provides greater power capacity in half the width and weight, at a third of the cost, with no change in shaft loads. Predator V-belts provide the ideal solution to replace costly, made to order, 8V belt drive pulleys with standard SPB or SPC.

All Gates® Predator v-belts feature:

Bareback Cover

Reduce friction and heat buildup under shock loads and slippage with abrasive and puncture- resistant bareback (non-rubber) double layer fabric cover.

Aramid Tensile Cords

Minimal need for re-tensioning due to stronger-than-steel aramid fibre or Kevlar® tensile cords that reduce belt stretch by 50% over standard v-belts.

Premium Compound

Oil and heat resistant chloroprene compound body, rated for 82°C, outperforms other rubbers in harsh operating conditions.

Gates® Curves

Extend drive life with the patented curved sidewall that allows belt to enter the sheave groove cleanly and smoothly, reducing the sidewall wear on belt and sheave.

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