Banded belts are two or more v-belts (ribs) joined together to form a single unit. Banded belts are an excellent solution to problem drives with long center distances or drives with pulsating and high shock loads where single belts vibrate, turn over or jump off the sheaves.
Carlisle banded belts by Timken are available in classical cross-sections (B, C, D) and narrow cross-sections (3V, 5V, 8V) in wrapped or cogged constructions. The highly engineered tie-band across the top permanently bonds individual v-belts together enabling the belts to function as a single unit with even load distribution and wear. Stability is enhanced preventing belt whip and turnover.