three timing belts

I'm thinking of running three timing belts side by side on one pair of
pulleys. Do you think I can get away with just bumpers on the outside edge
of the pulley and three belts running beside each other? Or will they end up
climbing on top of each other? In other words do I need belt guide bumpers
for each belt? (hard to do in the space available - only room for two belts
then)
.200 pitch by 3/8 wide belt FWIW. I thought I had seen 1" wide belting in
.200 pitch when I started this design. Now, no can find.
Karl
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Karl Townsend
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What shape is the pulley? Any crowning will make the belts try to climb each other.
OR make SURE that you need the inch pitch belts.
Gates shows a 5mm pitch belt 25mm wide in the 9293 series HTD belts that would likely work IF the pulleys are metric pitch.
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industrial power Transmission, then Synchronous belts, then Power grip HTD belts, the 5mm pitch
Reply to
Steve W.
Breco lists 1" wide .200 pitch (XL) urethane belts. Motion Industries shows various 1" wide XL belts in stock. What's the length?
Reply to
Ned Simmons
McMaster carr has 1/2" wide xl belts so you would only have to run two of them instead of three :-). They have the L series (3/8" pitch) in 1' width if you can go to the bigger series.
----- Regards, Carl Ijames
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Carl Ijames
Thanks for the leads. I thought I'd seen them. I just ordered the timing pulley stock from stock drive products. I could have swore they had the belt also. I need one about 18" and another about 20". I'll double check length when everything is assembled before order.
Karl
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Karl Townsend
My Cincinatti machining centers use three belts on the pulleys, to connect the Spindle motor to the Spindles. They run at 10,000 RPM and 15 horsepower or so. Only has pulley flanges on the outside.
Offhand it seems to work fairly well.
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Half-Nutz
OK, help me out. I just burrowed down in motion industries and can't find 1" wide .200 belts. I kept selecting product category as far as possible, then it popped up a parametric search. I entered .200 and got only selections for 1/4, 3/8, and 1/2 top width.
Karl
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Karl Townsend
Are you signed up for MotionMRO? If you have an account, it gives you access to MI's inventory, pricing and cross referencing database.
Speed Control 180XL100 TIMING BELT Item No. 00673536 Branch: 0 Whse: 0 Corp: 3 $6.88
Jason 200XL100 TIMING BELT Item No. 02307250 Branch: 0 Whse: 0 Corp: 0 Price On Request
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Ned Simmons
No ,not signed up. WHAT A GREAT PRICE! Looks like I'd better sign on.
Karl
Reply to
Karl Townsend
My Cincinatti machining centers use three belts on the pulleys, to connect the Spindle motor to the Spindles. They run at 10,000 RPM and 15 horsepower or so. Only has pulley flanges on the outside.
Offhand it seems to work fairly well.
Thanks, i thought I'd seen this done. But it looks like Ned fixed me up.
Karl
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Karl Townsend
I like the way you think, always did! But, even I wouldn't do that.
Reply to
Buerste
Don't know for sure, but I'd vote clusterfuck.
Reply to
Jim Stewart
Karl - not being all that experienced in these things, but was watching "Scrapyard Challenge" recently and they had a similar problem with multiple belts climbing over each other. The solution was meticulous alignment of the 2 shafts so they were exactly parallel to each other. And these belts were getting a real hiding.....
Andrew VK3BFA.
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Andrew VK3BFA
On Sat, 18 Jul 2009 23:13:26 -0400, the infamous "Buerste" scrawled the following:
Yes, as soon as one belt got a bit of slack in it, it would flip sideways and try to ride the others. That would do one of two things: snap the loose belt or cause the adjuster to slip.
That's why triple-belted compressors have v-belts and triple pulleys, for some separation. Watch a large compressor belt setup and you'll see them flap at each other.
You just liked the part about the belts jumping each other, didn't you, Tawm?
-- Mistrust the man who finds everything good, the man who finds everything evil, and still more the man who is indifferent to everything. -- Johann K. Lavater
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Larry Jaques
I like the political implications, one on the left, one on the right and one in the middle. Which one wins?
Reply to
Buerste
Well the one on the right was on the bottom, And the one in the middle was on the top, And the one on the left got a broken arm, And the one in the rear said, "OH Dear"
Reply to
Steve W.
The right and left seem to take turns winning. but the middle always gets run over.
Karl
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Karl Townsend
According to the late Johnny Cash:
"The One On The Right Is On The Left"
There once was a musical troupe A pickin' singin' folk group They sang the mountain ballads And the folk songs of our land
They were long on musical ability Folks thought they would go far But political incompatibility led to their downfall
Well, the one on the right was on the left And the one in the middle was on the right And the one on the left was in the middle And the guy in the rear was a Methodist
This musical aggregation toured the entire nation Singing the traditional ballads And the folk songs of our land They performed with great virtuosity And soon they were the rage But political animosity prevailed upon the stage
Well, the one on the right was on the left And the one in the middle was on the right And the one on the left was in the middle And the guy in the rear burned his driver's license
Well the curtain had ascended A hush fell on the crowd As thousands there were gathered to hear The folk songs of our land But they took their politics seriously And that night at the concert hall As the audience watched deliriously They had a free-for-all
Well, the one on the right was on the bottom And the one in the middle was on the top And the one on the left got a broken arm And the guy in the rear, said, "Oh dear"
Now this should be a lesson if you plan to start a folk group Don't go mixin' politics with the folk songs of our land Just work on harmony and diction Play your banjo well And if you have political convictions keep them to yourself
Now, the one on the left works in a bank And the one in the middle drives a truck The one on the right's an all-night deejay And the guy in the rear.. got drafted
There are a couple links on YouTube for the song:
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Michael A. Terrell

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