Industrial Drives: Belt Drives

Industrial Drives: Belt Drives is part one of the Industrial Drives six-part training series.

One of the industrial drive systems used to transmit mechanical power is the belt drive. This course begins with the importance of belt drive safety and continues with construction materials used and functions of each belt type. Sheaves and grooved pulleys are discussed and their integral importance to belt drive systems. In addition, the course discusses ways to install and adjust new belt drive belts, the importance of general maintenance, and how to diagnose potential problems.

Course objectives include:

  • Identify common industrial belt drive systems
  • Identify the different drive systems and discuss drive ratios
  • Perform basic installation and maintenance procedures
  • Troubleshoot some common belt drive system problems.

Course menu:


  • Belt Drive Safety
  • Belt Materials and Shapes
  • V-Belts and V-Belt Construction
  • Other Belt Configurations
  • Determining Belt Size

Belt Drive Equipment

  • Sheaves/Pulleys
  • Speed Ratios

Belt Drive Replacement and Tensioning

  • Installation Procedures
  • Checking Belt Tension

Belt Drive Maintenance and Troubleshooting

  • General Maintenance
  • Belt Drive Troubleshooting

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