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    A GATES SOLUTION

    Gates Design Power includes updated and upgraded versions of Gates’ Design IQ and Design Flex Pro applications. Gates Design Power is available globally as a free download and include 15 different languages for use across most regions.

    "The Gates Design Power platform combines new versions of our existing digital design tools – all substantially updated and improved for a better user experience – with all-new applications. This new digital toolkit will allow customers and our internal experts working in collaboration with OEM partners to quickly and easily design the most accurate and robust application-specific drive systems, saving time and money."

     

    – Tom Pitstick, Gates Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning

    FEATURES AND TRAINING


     

    In addition to the user-friendly functionality of each of the specialized design modules, Design Power features a state-of-the-art knowledge base with design guidance and the most sophisticated belt-performance models. Automatic synching with the Gates catalog streamlines and empowers the design process with direct access to the latest products, specifications, ratings and list pricing. Design Power also adds new organizational features on par with the best digital collaboration tools, holding multiple designs in a single project file, tracking design derivatives and iterations, and noting who made what changes along the way.

    Design Power Features:

     

    • Auto rollout new product introductions
    • Auto rollout pricing changes
    • Multiple drive designs in a project
    • Create and track design derivatives

    DESIGN POWER OVERVIEW:

    DESIGN FLEX PRO MODULE

     

    Quickly, easily, and accurately design industrial synchronous or V-belt drive systems that fit your specific design parameters, so you can determine every potential belt drive solution for your specific application without wasting any time or money. Our professional-grade design software allows you to print, email, or create PDFs of your design specifications from within the software, with automatic translations to service your global markets.

    In addition to designing belt drives, Design Flex® Pro™ can be used to:

     

    • Determine proper belt installation tension
    • Calculate belt pull
    • Determine the belt power transmission capacity
    • Estimate the energy savings of a synchronous belt drive compared to a V-belt drive
    • Estimate the cost savings of replacing roller chain with a Poly Chain® GT® belt drive

    DESIGN POWER DESIGN FLEX PRO TRAINING:

    DESIGN IQ MODULE

     

     

    Easily design multi-point and complex serpentine belt drives for your specific application. Our downloadable engineering software lets you design for stock and nonstock lengths and pulley sizes, with customized sprockets and conditions. Simply identify a specific Gates product, enter your drive specifications, and GatesDesign IQ will calculate belt tension, shaft load, and belt length for you.

    In addition to designing belt drives, Design IQTM can be used to:

     

    • Calculate belt tension, belt length, shaft load, and more
    • Recommend installation tension
    • Offer drive geometry output
    • Point out principal contributing factors to flex-fatigue
    • Calculate belt widths or number of strands

    DESIGN POWER DESIGN IQ TRAINING:

    DESIGN LIBRARY FEATURE

     

     

    The design library feature allows you to easily create derivatives of a drive design, lock individual designs (like the original) so it can’t be changed, track what changes have been made and by what users, and set a particular design as the master version. This makes it significantly easier to capture the evolution of a design as inputs or requirements change or work is being done collaboratively amongst colleagues.

    "At Gates we are committed to relentless innovation, continuously inventing and improving across all areas of our business, and digital innovation is an important and ongoing companywide initiative."

     

    – Tom Pitstick, Gates Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning