The Timken brand is all about keeping the world in motion, and their belts are the latest example of that goal. The Timken catalog includes these belts along with linear bearings, roller bearings, tapered roller bearings, and more all leading to the recognition of Timken as a world leader in industrial power transmission products. Timken parts are top of the line, every time.
What goes into a Timken Belt?
Timken Belts has ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturing facilities in Springfield, Missouri and Fort Scott, Kansas. In these American-made facilities, they follow stringent quality and performance requirements which are hallmarks of the Timken brand. Timken belts can be matched on a drive with confidence thanks to the quality crafted into them.
Every Timken belt is held to the highest standards, and those standards include:
- State-of-the-art manufacturing here within the United States.
- Stringent testing criteria at Timken's facilities
- The best-in-class engineering and development available.
- Advanced compound and material sciences woven in.
- Exacting tolerances for dimensional criteria with each belt.
- The famous Timken quality management systems overseeing manufacturing.
- And more!
What kind of belts are Timken belts?
Synchronous Belts- Synchronous belts, also known as timing belts, are toothed belts where power is transmitted through positive engagement between the belt teeth and a toothed sprocket or pulley. A synchronous belt improves your energy efficiency, reduces potential downtime, and doesn't require re-tensioning.
Heavy Duty Industrial V-Belts- Timken heavy duty industrial v-belts are purpose-built and designed for optimal performance on the most demanding applications. They are static dissipating and resist stretch, heat, oil, chemicals, and ozone!
Banded Belts- Banded belts are two or more v-belts, sometimes called ribs, joined together to form a single unit. They are an excellent solution to drives with long center distances or drives with pulsating and high shock loads where single belts vibrate, turn over or jump. Timken banded belts are available in classical cross-sections (B, C, D) and narrow cross-sections (3V, 5V, 8V) in wrapped or cogged constructions.
Light Duty FHP V-Belts- These v-belts are made of Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM), which is a synthetic rubber that is durable, heat resistant, static conductive, and resistant to hardening and glazing. A real heavyweight in HVACR and the light-duty v-belt arena, these Timken belts reduce maintenance and downtime with a more efficient, longer-lasting belt.
And More- ProSource is also proud to offer specialty Timken belts such as Thoro-Twist® v-belts, Cotton Drive® belts, super arc v-belts, dry can belts, roller mill belts, feather picker belts, and round belts. We also have in stock Timken belt tools, including belt-finders, the Tension-Finder® Jr., frequency finders, laser-aligns, wallboards, and more.
Frequently Asked Questions about Timken Belts
Is there a way to tell when my Timken belt was manufactured? Yes, Timken belts have a 4 digit number to identify when they were manufactured. The first 2 numbers indicate the week the belt was produced and the last 2 numbers identify the year. For example, 2719 means the belt was manufactured during the 27th week of 2019.
How long do Timken belts last? Assuming they are stored properly, the shelf life of a Timken belt is seven years.
What is the maximum speed for pulleys? 6,500 feet per minute is the maximum recommended rim speed for standard pulleys on an industrial belt drive.
Are anti-static and static dissipating the same thing? Yes, anti-static means that a static charge will not build up on the belts. Static Dissipating means that when static starts to build up on the belt, it is able to carry it away.
What industry affiliations are Timken Belts involved in? Timken Belts is a member of the Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers (ARPM), Mechanical Power Transmission Association (MPTA), Outdoor Power Equipment Association (OPEAA), Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA), Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI), and the Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA).
Are Timken manufacturing facilities ISO-certified? Yes, Timken belt manufacturing plants are compliant with the International Standard ISO 9001:2015.
Are Timken belts made in America? Yes! Timken belts are made at their manufacturing plants in Springfield, Missouri and Ft. Scott, Kansas. Timken is proud to be an American company committed to American manufacturing and standards.