F.N. Sheppard & Co. | Belting specialist
F.N. Sheppard & Co. | Belting specialist
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Wide Timing Belts

The need for wide timing belts continues to increase. F. N. Sheppard can provide both urethane and neoprene belts as wide or wider than anybody else in the industry. Any narrower widths can be cut to size.

General Information

Advantages of Timing Belts Over

Flat Belts
  • Positive drive
  • Perfect synchronization, exact timing
  • No slippage
  • Little or no re-tensioning
  • Less maintenance
  • No lubrication needed
  • Higher speeds
  • Less noise
  • Holds product more gently
  • Less maintenance
Plastic Modular Belts
  • Less maintenance
  • Easier to clean
  • More hygienic
  • Less noise


Generally, pulleys with flanges are suitable for tracking. However, on conveyors with center distances more than 10 times the width of the belt, a self-tracking V-guide may be required. Also, belts with a center distance equal to or less than the width of the belt will also require a self-tracking V-guide. Various V-guide sizes may be used (see "Urethane Timing Belts") for specifications on urethane belts. These belts are designated H-XW and T10-XW.