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How to Measure a Timing Belt: A Step-by-Step Guide 👨🏫 Measuring a timing belt accurately is essential for ensuring proper fit and function in various mechanical applications. This short article will guide you through the steps needed to measure your timing belt correctly using reference profiles and dimensions from the provided image.Step 1: Identify the Belt ProfileDetermine the Profile Type:The image provides various profile types such as MXL, XL, L, H, XH (Imperial profiles), T2.5, T5, T10, T20 (T profiles), DT5, DT10, DT20 (DT profiles), 5M, 8M, S8M, 14M/ML (HTD profiles), and F profiles.Match your belt’s tooth shape to one of the profile diagrams to identify its type.Step 2: Measure the PitchPitch Measurement:The pitch is the distance between the centres of two adjacent teeth.Use a calliper or a ruler to measure this distance.Refer to the pitch values in the image (e.g., MXL: 2.032 mm, XL: 5.080 mm).Step 3: Measure the Overall HeightOverall Height (h):Measure the total Height of the belt from the base to the tip of the teeth.Compare with the dimensions provided (e.g., MXL: 1.14 mm, XL: 2.30 mm).Step 4: Measure the Tooth HeightTooth Height (h1 and h2):Measure the Height of the teeth from the base to the tip (h1) and the additional Height if applicable (h2).Use the dimensions provided for comparison (e.g., T5: h1 = 1.2 mm, h2 = 1.7 mm).Step 5: Measure the Tooth WidthTooth Width (s):Please measure the width of a tooth at its base.Reference the provided widths (e.g., HTD 5M: 2.06 mm).Step 6: Determine the Flank AngleFlank Angle (β):This is the angle between the tooth flank and the line perpendicular to the base of the tooth.Typically provided in the image for each profile (e.g., Imperial profile: 40°, T profile: 40°).Step 7: Additional Measurements for Special ProfilesSpecial Profiles:Additional dimensions, such as wedge width and Height, are necessary for ATK and DT profiles.Refer to the specific tables for ATK and DT profiles in the image.Step 8: Record and CompareDocument Measurements:Fill in a table with the recorded measurements:Profile: [Profile Type]Length: [Measured Length]Width: [Measured Width]Open/Endless: [Type]Material: [Material Type]Quantity: [Number of Belts]Comparison:Compare your measurements with the standard dimensions provided in the image to ensure accuracy.ConclusionMeasuring a timing belt accurately involves identifying the profile type, measuring key dimensions, and comparing them with standard values. By following these steps and using the reference image, you can ensure that your timing belt will fit and function correctly in your application.Hope you guys enjoy :) 😀

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    We did mention that we met some problems when removing the pulley because of the age of the pulley and the bush. Here is the final way to remove your pulley, but it is not recommended at all cause it needs some professional skill to do this. If not, your shaft will be done and ready with your money to changeothermachines.#readymixconcrete

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    In December 2023, I, as a new product development officer in SLS Industry Penang with my manager MR, Chin, who is our Product Manager and has been in this industry for almost 30 years, got an excellent opportunity to meet our Optibelt principal. We were invited by their plant technical head to visit one of the ready-mix plants at Batu Maung Pulau Penang. We were told they had one favor: to make their conveyor machine faster, from 980 Rpm to 2000 Rpm, by only changing their Pulley and V-belt. Not only that they want to have the conveyor belt service changed for them.On that, we directly get their machine information about their machine ratio and some motor specs to calculate their service factor. After that, we came out with the report by giving them two proposals based on their inquiry. The first one will increase by 60 % from its default speed, and the other one will increase by 112% from its default speed. Why did we come out with two outcome reports? When we calculate, the most suitable increase is only 60%, which does not achieve their needs. That is why we came out with the closest spec to them, which is an increase of 112% speed, but this specification is dangerous to implement because it was more than their machine service factor. But after their discussion, they came out with the decision to have a try on 112 %. In less than a week, their HQ approved our proposal, and I have been delivering their item to them. We also started doing our work on that day. Even though we met some problems when removing the pulley, we still managed to finish it in days before their operation started running. After the installation, I helped them to do the alignment and tensioning service by using Optibelt Tools. And yes, we have kept in touch with them to monitor their belt condition.#readymixconcrete

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