Synchronous drives are specially well-appropriate for low-speed, high torque applications. Their positive traveling nature prevents potential slippage connected with V-belt drives, and also allows significantly higher torque carrying capacity. Small pitch synchronous drives operating at speeds of 50 ft/min (0.25 m/s) or much less are believed to be low-speed. Care ought to be used the get selection procedure as stall and peak torques can sometimes be very high. While intermittent peak torques can frequently be carried by synchronous drives without special considerations, high cyclic peak torque loading should be carefully reviewed.
Proper belt installation tension and rigid travel bracketry and framework is vital in stopping belt tooth jumping less than peak torque loads. It is also helpful to design with more compared to the normal the least 6 belt tooth in mesh to ensure sufficient belt tooth shear power.
Newer era curvilinear systems like PowerGrip GT2 and PowerGrip HTD ought to be found in low-swiftness, high torque applications, as trapezoidal timing belts are more prone to tooth jumping, and also have significantly much less load carrying capacity.