Super HC® Molded Notch PowerBand® Belts

The PowerBand construction allows multiple belts to function as a single unit, with even load distribution and each strand fitting securely in the sheave groove.

Recommended for multiple V-belt drives exposed to pulsating or heavy shock loads which can make belts whip, turn over or jump off the drive.


  • The Tie Band assures high lateral rigidity, guiding the belt in a straight line and preventing it from coming off the drive.

  • Notches molded into the belt during manufacturing make this belt well suited for drives with smaller diameter sheaves.

  • Flex-Bonded Cords are strongly bonded to the body of the belt resulting in equal load distribution and the absorption of bending stress without cord deterioration.

  • Patented EPDM Material construction provides -60°F to +250°F temperature range to resist belt cracking.

  • Meets RMA oil and heat resistant standards.

  • Meets RMA static conductivity requirements.

Size Range/Availability

  • Large Inventory of standard lengths and widths are readily available. See sizing table for details.

  • Belt Slitters located onsite at several Gates Service Centers can cut down an existing belt in inventory to the strand width needed.

Recommended Sheaves
Super HC® Sheaves

Belt part number is constructed by placing the (#) number of strands required followed by a slash (/) in front of the belt size.

For Example, 5/3VX800 represents a 3VX800 with 5 joined strands.

Belt product number is 8 or 9 digits constructed of product series prefix, number of strands, and belt length.

For example, 93885080 represents a "3VX" section PowerBand (9388) with 5 strands (5) that is 80.0 inches (080) long.

Learn about Gates heavy duty V-belt drive design in this manual. Find out more about drive features and procedures to get the most out of your Gates V-belt drive.

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