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Proper Alignment Can Increase Belt Drive Performance

Misalignment is the most common cause of premature belt failure. It can interfere with performance in both synchronous and v-belt drives.  In complex drive applications, misalignment is not always easily detectable.

The Gates White Paper below will help identify how to measure and quantify misalignment as well as provide a rule of thumb when accurate calculations are not practical. 


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