The PowerGrip GT2 Belt Drive System is an advance in product design over the Gates‘ older, standard HTD system, providing higher torque carrying capability and improved load carrying strength.
The PowerGrip GT3 Belt Drive System is the newest design and offers additional benefits over GT2. The improved construction and material compound provides superior load bearing capacity. The GT2 Belts are being phased out and replaced by the new GT3 Belt Drive System
Both the PowerGrip GT2 and GT3 System‘s deep tooth design increases the contact area which provides improved resistance to ratcheting. The modified curvilinear teeth enter and exit the pulley grooves cleanly, resulting in reduced vibration.
These belts and pulleys are available in 2 mm, 3 mm & 5 mm pitches and provide the following advantages:
Application Examples for the PowerGrip GT2 and GT3 drive systems: Machine Tools, Hand Power Tools, 3D-Printers, Medical Diagnostic Equipment, Automated Teller Machines, Robotics Equipment, and Vending Equipment.
The trapezoidal shape timing belt was superseded by a curvilinear tooth profile. Because of their superior load carrying capabilities, the curvilinear belts are marketed under the name of Gates’ HTD drives. This is an abbreviation of High Torque Drives.
Advantages of this type of drive are as follows: