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Automotive Interchange Includes More Than Just Cars

Gates - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 15:22
Local auto parts stores supply replacement belts for more than cars and trucks.  So, there are many additional applications included in Gates Automotive Interchange Search.

Gates replacement parts can be found either by interchanging an original part number, or by selecting application details such as year and model number.  In addition to passenger vehicles, this search / interchange includes:

  • ATVs
  • buses
  • farm equipment and tractors 
  • heavy trucks
  • laundry equipment
  • lawn and garden equipment
  • lift and industrial trucks
  • power units and marine engines
  • refrigeration units
  • road and construction equipment
  • scooters
  • snowmobiles
  • utility vehicles

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Gates Around the World

Gates - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 14:53
Did you know that Gates is an industry leader not just here in the United States but in countries around the world.  From California to Shanghai and everywhere in between, Gates has resources to assist you with your power transmission or fluid power needs.  To locate the Gates facility nearest to you, simply visit www.Gates.com and use the upper "Select Region" tab to navigate to your specific region.  Once there, you will find a plethora of helpful information including Gates products, services, and customer contacts.  This information can be used to troubleshoot a drive, locate the correct replacement products, and even locate a Gates representative that can provide you direct assistance with any of your needs.

For further information, or for assistance with a belt drive selection contact Gates Product Application Engineering at ptpasupport@gates.com or 303-744-5800.
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Estimating Horsepower Loads for Pumps

Gates - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:23
The power requirements for pumps should always be obtained from manufacturers if possible, but this may not always be feasible when quick field estimates are needed. The following equation can be used to estimate the power required to drive pumps:


Estimate the pump power requirement by dividing horsepower calculated above by the pump efficiency. An efficiency of approximately 70% can be used for centrifugal pumps, and approximately 80% for vane and gear pumps. Efficiency of reciprocating pumps can  vary significantly depending on pressure and stroke length.  Approximate efficiencies are included in the following table:


This approximation for pump power requirements can be used for quick estimations, or when accurate data cannot be obtained from pump manufacturers. For further information, or for assistance with a belt drive selection contact Gates Product Application Engineering at ptpasupport@gates.com or 303-744-5800.
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