How to Identify your Flat-Flex® Belt

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SPECIFICATION

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VALUE

WIDTH A  
STRANDS PER FOOT B  
PITCH C  
WIRE DIAMETER D  
EDGE TYPE (SLE, CC, DLE) E  
SINGLE LOOP EDGE WIDTH F  

SPECIFICATION

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VALUE

DOUBLE LOOP EDGE WIDTH (IF APPLICABLE) G  
NUMBER OF SPACES H  
FIRST SPACE WIDTH I  
CENTER SPACE WIDTH(S) J  
MATERIAL(SS, MUSIC, OTHER) -  


Step 1

Measure the overall width of the belt in inches from outside edge to outside edge.

Step 2

Count the number of wire strands in a 12 inch length of belting. This will determine the exact pitch (or distance from each woven strand of wire to the next) in terms of wire strands per foot of belt.

Step 3

Measure the wire diameter with calipers or a wire gauge.

Step 4

Check to see if the belt has single loop edges, c-cure edges, or double loop edges. Measure the loop edge width.

Step 5

Count of the number of rectangular openings (called spaces) across the width of the belt.

Step 6

Determine if all spaces are of equal width. Occasionally, end spaces will be of different width than middle spaces.

Step 7

Determine belt material. Most common materials are stainless steel and music wire. Music wire has a strong magnetic attraction. Stainless steel has only a slight magnetic attraction. Use a magnet to distinguish.