Belt Pulleys

RS Components stock two main types of belt pulleys, timing belt pulleys and wedge & vee belt pulleys.

Timing Belt Pulleys

Timing belt pulleys are grooved wheels that are part of the timing belt system. They are used to maximise power transmission through your machinery. Common applications include vehicles, printers and manufacturing equipment.

How do timing belt pulleys work?

Timing belt pulleys have either teeth or pockets around the outside diameter. The timing teeth engage holes in the timing belt, while timing pockets engage drive lugs (fasteners) on a belt's inner circumference. Both cause frictional forces between the flat belt and the pulley surface. This not only enables the driving motion of the system but helps to avoid speed variations and slippage, meaning you can more easily maintain and control the speed of your machine.

Timing belt pulleys come in a range of materials including aluminium, steel and iron. This design makes them strong, heat resistant and durable, and also ensures a noiseless output.

Wedge & Vee Belt Pulleys

A Vee belt pulley is a wheel mechanism that transfers power between the shaft and a Vee belt. Vee belts pulleys contain a V-shaped grove for the belt to sit in, this provides traction and avoids slipping belts.

Where might I use a Wedge/ Vee Belt Pulley?

Vee belt pulleys are typically used in the industrial and automotive sectors, as they offer advantages when compared to other methods of transmission. The pulley is quiet when operating and is economical and simple to replace, as well as providing an effective grip.


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RS Stock No. 286-5663
BrandRS PRO
€9.38
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20 5mm 10mm 6mm - - Aluminium
RS Stock No. 183-215
BrandRS PRO
€10.07
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20 5mm 15mm 6mm - - Steel
RS Stock No. 352-0664
Mfr. Part No.AF4P32/2N/D
BrandBNL
€2.55
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- - - 6.3mm 32mm 1 Acetal
RS Stock No. 352-0715
Mfr. Part No.AC10MDP2.25/1B/D
BrandBNL
€6.52
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- - - 10mm 58mm 1 Acetal
RS Stock No. 286-4547
BrandRS PRO
€6.52
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20 2.5mm 6mm 4mm - - Aluminium
RS Stock No. 286-5786
BrandRS PRO
€14.10
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24 5mm 16mm 6mm - - Aluminium
RS Stock No. 352-0692
Mfr. Part No.AC10MDP54/1A/D
BrandBNL
€6.52
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- - - 10mm 54mm 1 Acetal
RS Stock No. 286-5764
BrandRS PRO
€10.73
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16 5mm 16mm 6mm - - Aluminium
RS Stock No. 184-842
BrandRS PRO
€28.69
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72 5mm 15mm 8mm - - Aluminium
RS Stock No. 182-953
BrandRS PRO
€43.60
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72 5mm 22mm - - - Cast Iron
RS Stock No. 184-656
BrandRS PRO
€13.90
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- - - 28mm 71mm 1 Cast Iron, Steel
RS Stock No. 352-0658
Mfr. Part No.AC4P28/2N/D
BrandBNL
€2.55
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- - - 6.3mm 28mm 1 Acetal
RS Stock No. 352-0721
Mfr. Part No.AF10MDP75/2N/D
BrandBNL
€8.72
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- - - 10.1mm 76mm 2 Acetal
RS Stock No. 182-666
BrandRS PRO
€8.30
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20 5.08mm 14.3mm - - - Aluminium
RS Stock No. 286-5815
BrandRS PRO
€17.10
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32 5mm 16mm 8mm - - Aluminium
RS Stock No. 745-696
BrandRS PRO
€9.44
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20 5mm 16mm 6mm - - Aluminium
RS Stock No. 352-0686
Mfr. Part No.AC8MDP46/1A/D
BrandBNL
€7.99
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- - - 8mm 46mm 1 Acetal
RS Stock No. 745-725
BrandRS PRO
€15.52
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40 5mm 16mm 8mm - - Aluminium
RS Stock No. 183-530
BrandRS PRO
€16.62
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- - - 32mm 89mm 1 Cast Iron, Steel
RS Stock No. 286-4575
BrandRS PRO
€6.83
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25 2.5mm 6mm 4mm - - Aluminium