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Gates Synchronous Drive Systems


B&B Manufacturing is proud to be a master slitter and distributor of Gates Corporation.

Roller chain is not your only option. Synchronous belt drive systems offer numerous benefits over conventional chain drives and many gear systems:

  • When considering the investment costs, timing belts typically last three times longer than roller chain, and timing pulleys typically last ten times longer. The total cost of ownership for a timing belt drive is significantly less than a roller chain drive.
  • No lubrication and no metal-to-metal part wear deliver a low maintenance drive. Hours spent lubricating and retensioning can be focused on more critical tasks.
  • Production is lost every time your drive is shut down. Less maintenance means less downtime.


HTD Timing Belt Pulleys

Trapezoidal Pitch

Trapezoidal pitch timing belts have historically been the most commonly used rubber synchronous belt profiles in the industry. B&B Manufacturing is proud to distribute Gates Corporation's trapezoidal pitch timing belts in over 370 standard timing belt lengths and a variety of widths, in MXL, XL, L, H, XH, XXH pitches. The small pitch sizes are ideal for precision positioning and light power applications, such as office machines and robotic equipment. In larger pitch sizes, they are cost-effective performers in a wide range of industrial applications, such as agricultural, oil field and HVAC equipment.


The Gates Corporation's HTD tooth curvilinear design tooth profile delivers greater load capacity than trapezoidal-toothed timing belts. Gates Corporation offers the industry’s greatest range of standard belt lengths and widths.

The Gates Corporation's HTD belts were built to be industry workhorses. The fiberglass tensile cord provides high strength, excellent flexibility, and high resistance to elongation. The neoprene body provides protection against grime, grease, oil and moisture. The nylon tooth facing provides a durable wear surface for long service life. There are over 230 standard HTD belt lengths and a variety of widths, in 3mm, 5mm, 8mm, and 14mm pitches.

HTD belts provide thirty percent increase in horsepower ratings, as compared to traditional timing belts. In small pitch sizes, HTD timing belts are well-suited for light power applications and those requiring precise positioning, such as data storage, hand power tools, postage and money handling   equipment, food processors, office machines, centrifuges, medical diagnostic equipment, sewing machines, ticket dispensers, robotics, vending machines and vacuum cleaners. In larger pitch sizes, HTD timing belts provide synchronized power transmission for a wide range of machinery used in agriculture, construction, mining, forestry, and in the process and manufacturing industries.   

PowerGrip GT2

Gates PowerGrip® GT®2

The Racehorse. This is the performance choice for a wide variety of high-speed (above 500 rpm) drive applications. PowerGrip GT2® belt will deliver more power at a lower overall cost than any other rubber synchronous belt drive system available. As an authorized Gates Corporation distributor, B & B Manufacturing stocks thousands of sizes in the GT2 series of pulleys and belts in 2mm, 3mm, 5mm, 8mm, and 14mm pitches.

HTD® belts (now called PowerGrip GT® by Gates Corporation) were the 1st generation of curvilinear synchronous belts, providing excellent torque capacity. The PowerGrip GT2® Belt Drive System is an advance in product design over the Gates Corporation's older standard HTD® system. The PowerGrip GT2® Belt Drive System combines the best in technology and construction design to give improved performance and extended product life. The PowerGrip GT2® Belt Drive System delivers timing and synchronization accuracy that provides excellent registration, with no loss of torque carrying capability. The performance far exceeds HTD and trapezoidal belt capabilities, making PowerGrip GT2® belts the choice for precision registration, heavy loads and small sprockets. B&B Manufacturing is proud to provide the Powerhouse® line of timing belts and pulleys designed to be fully compatible with the Gates Corporation PowerGrip® drive systems. 

Gates Poly Chain® GT®

The Workhorse. This is the optimal choice in meeting your needs for low-speed (below 500 rpm), high-torque drive applications. The powerful Gates Corporation Poly Chain® polyurethane belt drive system will outperform roller chain drives, delivering the lowest-cost belt drive system available for low-speed, high-torque applications. B&B Manufacturing is proud to provide the Powerhouse MX® line of timing belts and pulleys designed to be fully compatible with the Gates Corporation Poly Chain® drive systems. In addition, B&B Manufacturing now offers the Powerhouse MX bored to size.



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Timing           x x x x x x
(PowerGrip GT)
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(PowerGrip GT2 equivalent)
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Powerhouse MX(Poly Chain equivalent)

Timing GT2 HTD

Gates®, HTD®, GT®, Poly Chain® and PowerGrip® are trademarks of Gates Corporation.

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