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Timing Belts

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Timing belts synchronize the rotation of the crankshaft and camshaft in engines to maintain valve timing. The belts are made from reinforced rubber and feature a series of "teeth" that rotate the shaft. Timing belts provide a more lightweight and economical alternative to timing chains and are more effective at minimizing noise and vibration. The belts are, however, less durable than a metal timing chain. While most commonly associated with automotive applications, timing belts are used in a variety of equipment including:
  • Packaging machinery
  • Agricultural equipment
  • Paper presses
  • Mining equipment
  • Wood processing machinery
  • Meat grinders

Timing Belt Manufacturers and Providers