Belt Drive Preventive Maintenance & Safety Solutions

Increase Uptime with Proper Maintenance

An effective preventive maintenance program keeps your facility running safely and at optimum capacity.

Properly maintained belt drives can be your most cost-effective and reliable power transmission solution. Industrial belt drive performance is negatively impacted by many factors:


Gates can help:

  • Plant Survey: Inefficient and problem drives are identified and reported with cost saving actions you can take.
  • Preventive Maintenance (PM) Seminar: From product selection to installation, we instruct your personnel on key steps to maintaining a productive facility.
  • Case Studies: Improved reliability. Reduced downtime. Less maintenance. Read about the benefits of Gates belt drive systems.

Contact Gates to learn more about these onsite opportunities, or download the Synchronous Belt Failure Analysis Guide.

Additional tools, available through your Gates distributors, simplify and accelerate preventive maintenance activities:

  • PM Training Kit: Get the information and tools your facility needs to keep drives running efficiently, including an instructional PM DVD, single barrel tension testers, sheave gauges, maintenance manuals and more. To order a kit, contact your Gates distributor or visit
  • Sonic Tension Meter (product #7420-0507): Get quick, accurate tension readings for all types of synchronous belt and V-belt drives.
  • EZ Align® (product #7420-1000): Use this precision laser alignment device to quickly and easily align your belt drive systems.

Questions? Ask a Gates Engineer.


Belt Preventive Maintenance Manual

Download for clear descriptions of proper belt installation and maintenance.


Industrial Drive Products & PM Pocket Guide

Belt size and pulley listings, commonly requested tables and formulas as well as PM hints in a pocket size. Order today.


Contact Us

Request a Plant Survey or Preventive Maintenance Seminar.