Operational Behavior of Chloroprene Belts at their Performance Limit
This paper investigates the main parameters like power, torque, speed, slip and temperature influencing power transmission and belt life. The specimen chosen are common narrow V-belts existing of a Chloroprene matrix. The design procedures used in practice so far are not fully capable to achieve an optimised design due to the individual application as they do not consider the belt's temperature. The results of this investigation show the interaction of the drive operation and belt temperature of the elastomeric material as well as the belt performance limit due to slip respectively belt's temperature.
Daizhong Su, Kai Xue and Shifan Zhu
F. H. Schaefer "Operational Behavior of Chloroprene Belts at their Performance Limit", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 486, pp. 287-290, 2011