What is a link belt?
Link belting is a method of providing power transmission between components of a pneumatic or hydraulic system, usually by connecting and driving wheels.Link belts are composed of several links attached together into a long belt. This means the belt can be easily adjusted by removing one or more links to shorten the transmission belt to the desired size, making these extremely useful in a range of specialised applications.
What are the advantages of link belts?
The main advantage of this type of connection is that it is very easy to install and does not require the use of any additional tools. It is also useful as an emergency replacement for other types of belts, such as profile & round belts. Link belts have an easy to adjust length, as well as being resistant to many substances including water, oils, and the majority of basic industrial solvents and chemicals.
Types of link belts
Machine belts can come in several different materials, widths, lengths, and colours. It is best to purchase a belt longer than needed, as it can be easily shortened down to the correct size by removing links.