Different Types Of Belt Used In Lathe Machine

Many Types Of Belts Used In Lathe Machine Like V, flat, round (leather & plastic), link, variable-speed, poly-V, etc.

  • Betalon Multiply Flat Belting

The ideal installation for any machine tool is an endless Betalon-Multiply belt; these are light in weight but immensely strong and stretch resistant. They absorb shock loads well, have a high coefficient of friction, enjoy a proven record of reliable industrial service and can be made in almost any combination of length and width. The belt joint is machine scarfed, prepared and heat vulcanised – and results in a tremendously strong unit. Of course, as with an ordinary V belt, you may have to dismantle pulleys, etc., to fit it, but the trouble taken will be well worth while – the drive to your machine will be quieter, smoother and much more reliable.


  • Nu-T-Link V-Belt

his is the replacement for the original “Brammer” black-fabric “round-end” link-belting that was held together with mushroom-headed metal pins each (usually) stamped with a letter “B”. The new belts have only a slight curve to the end of each link and the head of the pins are now “T” section. The addition or subtraction of individual links has been made much simpler and safer: instead of having to stretch open the belt holes with special pliers and force each pin into position, the holes in the belt links are now in the form of long slots and the T-pins can be turned quickly and easily through ninety degrees to slip through them.

  • Power Twist V-Belt

This is highly effective on all lighter machine tools and especially useful on precision lathes and millers where a “softer” drive, free from vibration, is appropriate. The “A” size belt has been tested on lathes with motors up to 3/4 hp in size but is not recommended for underdrive machines such as Boxford, Viceroy, Cataract, Hardinge or the later Atlas and Craftsman 12-inch lathes.


  • Super-Tensile Flat Belting

This belt (unlike cheaper alternatives cut from conveyor belts) is enormously strong, densely woven and specially designed for machine-tool use.


  • Solid Round Plastic Belting

This makes an excellent, long-life application for hard-working machines.


  • Hollow Round Plastic Belting

This makes an excellent, long-life application for hard-working machines.


  • Round Leather Belting

Early lathes, light-duty milling machines, drills were often driven by a round leather belt.