Ribbed belts combine the high flexibility of a flat belt with the high performance of a V-belt.
The V-shaped parallel ribs are made from a wear-resistant rubber compound. The high strength tension cord is designed for the many applications of the ribbed belt.
Optibelt Ribbed belts are embedded in a rubber adhesive mixture and covers the entire width of the ribbed belt. Fibre reinforced, wear resistant rubber compounds ensure quiet operation, oil and heat resistance and a long belt life.
The small minimum pulley diameters are suitable for drives with high speed ratios as well as slow running drives. Ribbed belts are well suited for the use of back bend idlers, such as in serpentine drives.
Excellent dynamic power transmission capability
Low vibration & noise
Withstands shock loads and short-term overload
High belt speeds are possible
Can be used with back bend idlers e.g. in serpentine drives