INDIANAPOLIS—The Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers is releasing revised versions of five power transmission belt publications following a thorough review of content that resulted in changes to text, figures, tables and formula.
The updated publications are: IP-21 (Specifications for Drives Using Double-V (Hexagonal) Belts), IP-23 (Specifications for Drives Using Light Duty Single V-Belts), IP-24 (Specifications for Drives Using Synchronous Belts), IP-25 (Specifications for Drives Using Variable Speed V-Belts) and IP-26 (Specifications for Drives Using V-Ribbed Belts and Pulleys).
ARPM's technical committee worked closely with a technical committee from the Mechanical Power Transmission Association for the revisions.
"These standards were revised through an extensive review process in which more than eight member companies reviewed every component and, often times, completely (re-wrote) portions to ensure that they are up-to-date. In addition, these standards are provided in cooperation with the member companies of the MPTA," ARPM Executive Director Troy Nix said in a statement. "We could not lead our industry without the commitment of our member companies and our relationships with other industry-leading associations such as MPTA."
All ARPM technical standards are reviewed every five years to ensure accuracy and relevancy in the marketplace. The revised Power Transmission Belt Publications and more than 100 other technical standards are available for purchase on the ARPM website.