Author Topic: Flat drive belts  (Read 1428 times)

Offline elciego

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Flat drive belts
« on: February 07, 2016, 08:46:42 PM »
Hi everybody,

I have built a double scale Elmer 33 mill engine and a generator of my own design and am having difficulty with obtaining a flat drive belt.  Found a few suppliers in the UK but either does not ship to Spain or the shipping costs are ridicules.  Any ideas where to get a belt or on what material to make one from?  Needs to be 540mm long x 12 15mm wide and 1 1.5 mm thick.  Any advice greatly appreciated.
In the pictures I have made a temporary belt from insulation tape.





The build logs are here http://madmodder.net/index.php/topic,10299.0.html and http://madmodder.net/index.php/topic,11170.0.html

Cheers.
Abraham

edit on 2017/07/17 to change picture links.
« Last Edit: July 16, 2017, 11:07:04 PM by elciego »

Offline Jasonb

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Re: Flat drive belts
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2016, 08:52:02 PM »
I'm not sure abput shipping but I recently got a 1mm x 10mm fibre reinforced belt to drive the Governor on my Tidman engine from here

http://www.accupulleys.co.uk/512-flat-belts

Offline elciego

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Re: Flat drive belts
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2016, 09:15:17 PM »
Hi Jason,

Thank you for the link. Just tried to order but 20 pound shipping on a 6 pound item is a bit steep.

Cheers.
Abraham

Offline Rustkolector

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Re: Flat drive belts
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2016, 09:22:53 PM »
Abraham,
If you don't mind making one, then take a look at this video.
Jeff


Offline elciego

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Re: Flat drive belts
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2016, 09:40:53 PM »
Hi Jeff,

Thank you for the link, will have to look around for some cloth tape and give it a try.

Cheers.
Abraham

Offline elciego

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Re: Flat drive belts
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2016, 02:38:04 PM »
Managed to find some cloth harnessing tape and made a test belt,  it works well.  :) :whoohoo:



A short video of the engine and generator running.  Have to finish the base and strip it all down for painting.



Cheers.  :cheers:
Abraham