Almost all Carlisle belts are proudly made at Timken Belts plants located in Springfield, Missouri and Ft. Scott, Kansas – in the heart of the USA. We are an American company committed to American manufacturing and standards. A very small percentage of Carlisle belts are outsourced to provide a broader product offering. An icon system has been introduced in our catalog and on our website to identify each product that is made in the USA.
Carlisle belts are sold exclusively to original equipment manufacturers and through distributors. Carlisle belts cannot be purchased from our website. Please locate a distributor near you at: http://www.carlislebelts.com/distributor-search. If you are a Carlisle belts by Timken distributor and would like to set up an e-commerce account, please call Customer Service at 866-773-2926.
Carlisle drive design and analysis software, Drive Engineer, is a mobile-friendly web application that can be accessed via our website or at www.driveengineer.com. PowerMiser, an energy savings calculator is available within Drive Engineer or as a stand-alone application at www.powermiser.driveengineer.com.
With proper storage, normal shelf life is seven years. The quality of a Carlisle belt is not considered to change significantly within seven years when stored properly under normal conditions. Normal conditions can be defined as temperature below 85°F and relative humidity of 70% or less with no exposure to direct sunlight. Beyond seven years, assuming normal storage, a decrease in service life of approximately 10% per year can be expected. For belts not stored under “normal” conditions, the actual reduction in shelf life is difficult to measure due to lack of precise data and number of variables involved. When belts are stored under abnormal conditions, conservatism is recommended in estimating shelf life.
All Carlisle 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, 2716 means the belt was manufactured during the 27th week of 2016.
These terms have the same meaning. 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. Under certain conditions of temperature and humidity, a belt drive may generate static electricity. Belts intended for operation in a potentially dangerous atmosphere can be constructed with a relatively low electrical resistance characteristic. It has become common practice to specify and refer to such belts as “static conductive,” “static dissipating,” or “anti-static.” Most Carlisle v-belts are static dissipating.
It depends on the pulley sizes, rpm, and overall drive parameters. You can calculate the HP rating of specific Carlisle belts using Drive Engineer, available at www.driveengineer.com.
Yes. Timken Belts manufacturing plants are certified as compliant with the International Standard ISO 9001.
No. This US military spec has a -40°F test requirement and our material does not meet that requirement.
6,500 feet per minute is the maximum recommended rim speed for standard pulleys on an industrial belt drive. Anything over that requires ductile iron or steel (special order) and needs to be balanced accordingly.
The Panther part number is the length, followed by the pitch and top width. For example, 3600-8MPT-30 has a 3600mm pitch length, 8mm pitch, PT stands for Panther and 30 is the top width in mm.
The temperature range for PantherXT is -40º to +248ºF.