The Gates Corporation Announces New Micro-V Aramid Belt
The leader in industrial and automotive solutions announces a new high performing, Aramid-cord EPDM serpentine belt that matches original equipment belts in construction and materials
July 30, 2014
DENVER, Colo. – The Automotive Aftermarket division of the Gates Corporation, a leading manufacturer of industrial and automotive products is pleased to announce the introduction of the new Micro-V Aramid belt. The new Gates Micro-V Aramid belt is a high strength, high performing, OE equivalent for accessory drive belt drives on specific vehicles with demanding engines.
The new Micro-V Aramid belt features stronger-than-steel aramid cord in place of the more common polyester cord. This technology increases stability and rigidity in the belt, which reduces belt elongation and system vibrations. The belt is made of a patented EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) rubber compound that resists cracking and keeps the entire system running at optimal functionality.
“Gates prides itself on evolving with the latest OE materials and construction,” said Tom Trojan, Product Marketing Manager for Gates, “The new Aramid belt utilizes the most recent OE technology to offer the most advanced serpentine belt on the market for our customers.”
Today’s engines are more demanding than older engines. Diesel and high revving gasoline turbo engines utilize complicated accessory belt drive systems, requiring more tension and creating vibration throughout the system. This vibration, if not addressed with proper belt construction, will cause belt fluttering and tensioner oscillation resulting in belt noise, vibration throughout the vehicle and poor belt performance.
The Micro-V Aramid belt addresses these concerns and eliminates belt noise, vibration, and harshness because of the improved OE quality construction and materials.
The new belts are now available. Customers can contact their local Gates Sales Representative for more information.
For more information about Gates Corporation, please contact Jennifer Lucero at 303.744.4729.
About The Gates Corporation
The Gates Corporation is a global, diversified industrial company that provides advanced power transmission and fluid transfer solutions by engineering products and services that reduce the total cost of ownership for a wide variety of applications. Our products and services serve customers in five key end market segments: Energy/Exploration/Extraction, Infrastructure & Agriculture, Transportation, Automotive, and Process & Specialty.
As an engineering leader with a strong foundation in research and development, Gates is committed to advancing the science of motion performance by developing safe, forward-thinking products, services, systems, and solutions, as well as fostering long-term customer and employee relationships. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Gates employs over 14,000 people across 106 locations in 30 countries.
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