Baldor Electric Company’s synchronous belt drive system uses Dodge HTR and HTRC Tracker belts. The belts have a Reinforced Parabolic Profile (RPP) tooth design allowing the belt teeth to sit deeper in the sprocket compared to standard belts. Combining these belts with Dodge Taper-Lock sprockets yields a power dense rubber synchronous drive system.
The unique angle of the RPP Tracker belts allows synchronous transmission of power, eliminating slippage and speed variation on high torque applications. TapeLock sprockets are machined to the highest quality standards, ensuring a perfect match between the sprocket and belt. By maximizing performance of both the belt and the sprocket, the synchronous drive system delivers 5% more energy efficiency over properly maintained V-belt systems, according to the manufacturer.
The neoprene rubber belts are manufactured with an advanced fiberglass cord that provides superior tension stability and prevents moisture from being absorbed. With no belt shrinkage or stretch, this belt will not have to be re-tensioned, making it virtually maintenance free. The belt construction also helps reduce the belt installation tension, increasing the life of the other mechanical components.