Gates Corporation Introduces New Serpentine Belt Inspection Tool

The auto care industry leader provides new diagnostic tool for professional technicians.

Aug 04, 2015, 07:00 ET from Gates Corporation

DENVER, Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Gates Corporation, a global, diversified manufacturer of automotive, industrial, and heavy-duty products, introduces its new Belt Wear Gauge tool for serpentine belt inspection.  Designed with input from professional technicians, the small, lightweight tool provides a simple and reliable way to determine belt wear by gauging material loss between belt grooves and providing instant pass/fail results.

The new and improved tool makes it easy for professional technicians to diagnose the proper preventive maintenance for customers.  It can be used on any open, straight surface on the belt and can also be used one-handed, on or off the vehicle, and in places that are hard to see. Technicians press the tool into the belt grooves with light pressure and then attempt to rock the gauge in a lateral motion. If the gauge remains tightly seated, the belt has sufficient service life remaining and does not need to be replaced.  If the gauge allows lateral rocking movement, it indicates that the belt ribs are worn enough to allow belt slip and that the belt should be replaced.

"We recognize that today's serpentine belts don't always show signs of visual wear, making it difficult to determine if a belt should be replaced.  This tool makes it easy for professional technicians to identify a worn belt so that they can service their customers' vehicles with confidence," said Scott Howat, Gates Director of Marketing and Product Management for the North American Aftermarket.

Contact a Gates representative for a free Belt Wear Gauge.  For more information about Gates Corporation, contact Scott Howat at 303.744.4654.

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. If it moves you, there's a good chance Gates has a part in it. Gates. Powering Progress.



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