Matched Set Free V Belts are offered by STEIGENTECH.
Why V Belt Set Free is it important?
In many applications, the V-belt drive will be using multiple single v-belts in order to transmit power. In such a drive, the application has been calculated to split the load over several V-Belts to guarantee efficient distribution of the power.
The theoretical situation is that the V-belts have, not only the same specifications, but also the same length and so the tension being applied to all single v belt linearly. Obviously the v-belts with shorter length would carry the main load since the tension would be impacted while the other V Belts would have lower tension level.
One can understand easily that it is critical that all V-belts in the drive have exactly the same length so the load is being transmitted equally to all v belt.
Indeed there are some real consequences of not having a set of V-Belts matching:
o The expected power would not be transmitted.
o V-Belts and drive mechanics could enter into serious vibration.
o V-Belts won’t “team “and would fail earlier.
o Possibility of the pulley grooves will wear unevenly.
In such a drive configuration, engineers used several terms Matched Set, or Belt Matching or Set Free, which all call for same: the V-Belts on the drive shall be equal length.