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Importance of a Quality Timing Belt Supplier

If you run a manufacturing facility, productivity is the lifeline of your business. One piece of equipment coming to a halt can quickly add up to thousands of dollars of lost revenue when productivity is affected. This is why equipment maintenance is essential to protect the bottom line, especially when it comes to one small part that can have a big impact: timing belts.

Almost every piece of heavy machinery has a timing belt. From standard and metric timing belts to the V-belt that is in every manufacturing plant in the country, these belts keep your production line moving. However, they need maintenance and proactive replacement to ensure they continue to do their job day in and day out. It is essential to have your timing belts regularly inspected and replaced when needed to avoid an expensive failure.

Even with regular maintenance, timing and V-belts can fail. When this happens, you need to have a quality timing belt supplier that can get you the belt you need right away. This can be more difficult than it sounds. If you have a hodge-podge of different types of manufacturing equipment, you may have many different types of timing belts you use. Choose a timing belt supplier that offers the following advantages to ensure they will have what you need, when you need it:

  • Metric and standard timing belts
  • V-belts in every variety
  • Troubleshooting expertise
  • Immediate shipping for belt orders

To avoid costly shutdowns, consider talking to your timing belt supplier about ordering extra belts for all your equipment. They can help you determine which belts you need so that when the time comes for replacement, you will be ready.

Posted on behalf of:
The King Group, Inc.
6865 Shiloh Road East, #100
Alpharetta, GA 30005
(770) 886-1113


Timing Belts

Timing belts, which are used to move the camshaft or shafts within an engine in a precise manner, are used in a wide variety of domestically and foreign manufactured equipment.  As with other mechanical items, the periodic maintenance of the timing belt is required to keep the machinery running properly without disrupting the company’s daily operations.  In the case of timing belts, the maintenance required is to generally replace the belt before it can fail, which can cause damage to the machinery. 

Timing belts include standard timing belts, metric timing belts or V-Belts.  Standard timing belts are manufactured for equipment manufactured in the United States and to United States based or imperial measurements, while metric timing belts is manufactured for equipment manufactured outside of the United States and to metric measurements. 

Many manufacturing facilities have a combination of American made and foreign made machinery, so it is quite common for facilities to have a need for both standard and metric belts.  The last type of timing belt is the V-Belt, which is used to drive the wide variety of exhaust fans being used in every manufacturing facility in the United States to remove the air from the manufacturing area.  As the air is removed fresh air is brought into the air and the air is constantly being replaced. 

An experienced manufacturer and supplier of thousands of different types of standard, metric and V-Belts, will be able to assist in finding the correct product.  They will be able to supply the correct product quickly and economically, as well as provide assistance on any timing belt issue!

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