A poly V belt, also known as a multi-ribbed belt or a serpentine belt, is a type of power transmission belt that features multiple V-shaped ribs on its surface. These belts are made from a durable and flexible material, typically rubber or synthetic rubber compounds.
Poly V belts are designed to transmit power efficiently and reliably in various industrial applications. The multiple V-shaped ribs on the belt's surface allow for a larger contact area with the pulleys, increasing the power transmission capacity. This design also helps to reduce slippage and improve belt grip, resulting in higher efficiency and less heat generation.
Poly V belts are commonly used in automotive engines, where they drive various components such as the alternator, power steering pump, water pump, and air conditioning compressor. They are also used in industrial machinery, such as compressors, generators, and agricultural equipment.
These belts are known for their high flexibility, which allows them to be used in applications with small pulley diameters and tight or complex belt paths. They are resistant to stretching, abrasion, and heat, ensuring a longer service life and minimal maintenance requirements.
Poly V belts are available in different sizes and configurations to suit specific power transmission requirements. They are easy to install and replace, making them a popular choice in various industries for efficient and reliable power transmission.