DENVER, May 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Gates Corporation, a global diversified manufacturer of industrial and automotive products, announced its latest generation of multi-ribbed belts for accessory belt drive systems. Scheduled for roll-out in the second quarter of this year, these products are another example of where Gates provides original equipment (OE) quality products in the EMEA automotive aftermarket.
As one of the world's largest manufacturers of power transmission belts and metal parts, Gates works closely with every major vehicle manufacturer. The OE range continues to be the benchmark for all aftermarket products and the new generation of Micro-V belts represents a natural evolution from that range.
OE materials and technologies
The proprietary EPDM rubber compounds used to manufacture Gates OE belts were instrumental in achieving greater crack-resistance and reliability under the most extreme temperature variations. Gates uses the same compounds and the same OE design technologies in the construction of the latest generation of Micro-V belts. Furthermore, Gates' advanced tensile cord materials provide OE levels of strength and durability.
Gates Micro-V belts are designed to meet the specifications for a wide range of different engine requirements. These differences can be reflected in alternative pulley sizes and positions, an absence of tensioners, or the use of double-sided belts.
In a move that sets Gates apart from any other belt manufacturer, Gates has used distinctive branding - on the sleeves and belt labels - to highlight four different types of multi-ribbed belts that cover the widest variety of replacement applications including:
- All-rounder (ideal for 90% of European car parc applications)
- Stretch Fit (perfect for applications with stretch-type belts without tensioners)
- Stop&Start (especially designed for belt-driven stop-start systems)
- Unique Fit (for systems with sensitive layouts)
This broad product portfolio and user-friendly product branding will help to confirm correct part selection and increase installer awareness about the alternative fitting techniques involved.
Parts ordering and selection
Gates has taken care to ensure this latest generation of Micro-V belts can be ordered and integrated into existing stocks with ease by leaving part numbers unchanged.
For every vehicle application, Gates' online catalogue (www.gatesautocat.com) helps users select the appropriate belt from this family of products to provide peace-of-mind to parts distributors and their installer customers.
At launch, the latest generation of Gates Micro-V multi-ribbed belts delivers coverage to more than 98% of the market. This confirms that Gates has a solution for most applications and demonstrates why Gates Micro-V is the first choice for OE replacement.
About Gates Corporation
Gates Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer of power transmission belts and a premier global manufacturer of fluid power products. Our highly engineered products are critical components used in diverse industrial and automotive applications where the cost of failure is very high relative to the cost of our products. We provide a differentiated value proposition to our customers by offering a complete portfolio of premium product and service solutions for both replacement and first-fit applications across our targeted end markets, which encompass process and specialty, construction, agriculture, energy, transportation, and automotive. We sell our products globally under the Gates brand, which is recognized by distributors, original equipment manufacturers, and installers as the premium brand for quality and technological innovation, a reputation which we have built for over a century since our founding in 1911.
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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SOURCE Gates Corporation