Gates® Premium Power Transmission Products Editorial

Dec 06, 2021


Gates® combines material science and process engineering to create innovative power transmission products designed to withstand even the most challenging environments.

Gates® has a number of premium power transmission products in its range that help businesses reduce downtime and increase uptime, including:

Gates® Predator™ V-Belts

The Predator™ V-belt is specifically designed for the toughest working environments including but not limited to high-powered motors, shock loads from sudden starts and stops, contamination from oil or solvents and high temperatures.

Benefits Include:

    • Maintenance free
    • 35% less drive cost
    • 60% less drive width
    • 50% less weight
    • Shaft load remains unchanged

    Predator™ v-belts can handle 2.2 times more power than the equivalent size standard belt while weighing 63% less, this means instead of using 6 standard belts, you could use 3 Predator V-belts for less weight and higher performance. This ends up more cost effective as the lighter V-belts put less strain on costlier components and uses fewer belts all of which save you money.  

    Poly Chain® GT™ Carbon™ Synchronous Belts

    Poly Chain® GT™ Carbon™ synchronous belts are maintenance-free, stretch-free belt designed to replace roller chains. Standard roller chains require a lot of maintenance including re-tensioning and lubrication which results in excessive downtime and maintenance costs. Poly Chain® GT™ Carbon™ belts are completely maintenance-free maximising uptime and minimising downtime, saving you money.

    Benefits include:

    • Maintenance free
    • 400% greater capacity than HTD timing belts
    • 5% energy savings over v-belts
    • 99% efficiency for the life of the drive
    • Reduce down-time
    • Reduce drive weight and overhung loads
    • Over 120,000 possible drive combinations
    • Inert to most acids, chemicals and water
    • Stainless steel sprockets and taper locks available in certain sizes
    • Width-for-width roller chain conversions
    • No stretch, no lubrication, no re-tensioning
    • Outlasts roller chain up to 4 to 1
    • Outlasts roller chain sprockets up to 10 to 1
    • Inside & backside idlers can be used

    PowerGrip™ GT4™ Synchronous Belts

    The PowerGrip™ GT4™ offers high horsepower despite its narrow size which means you can use smaller sprocket size thus saving you money. The PowerGrip™ GT4™ is able to operate in temperatures from -40°c to +120°c with intermittent use up to 140°c. Hazardous and explosive areas are suitable for the PowerGrip™ GT4™ due to its static conductive properties.

    Benefits include:

    • Maintenance-free
    • Low noise and vibration
    • Greater capacity, narrower drive designs
    • Abrasion-resistant, longer life
    • Static conductive to ISO 9563
    • Fully operational in a wide range of temperatures: -40°C to +120°C with intermittent use up to 140°C

    For more information on these power transmission products and more go to or contact Gates® Australia on +61 3 9797 9688 or at [email protected]

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