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Synchronous Drive Systems offer 98% efficiency.

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Synchronous Drive Systems  offer 98% efficiency.

Jul 21, 2014 - Operating without need for re-tensioning, Dodge® HT500 Synchronous Belt Drives run slip-free and are suitable for wet and oily environments. Product line includes complete offering of synchronous sprockets with shaft attachment options, including TAPER-LOCK® and fin fan QD bushings as well as minimum plain bore sprockets. As companion to sprockets, belts come in 8 and 14 mm pitch and are made of polyurethane and carbon fiber cords for high torque transmission in severe environments.

Baldor Electric Company - Fort Smith, AR

Original Press Release

Baldor's Dodge® HT500 Offers New High Torque Synchronous Solution

Press release date: Jul 17, 2014

Fort Smith, Ark. – Baldor Electric Company’s Dodge HT500 synchronous drive system delivers high torque, low maintenance and potential energy savings with less overhung load than V-belts. HT500 belts also offer longer life in wet/oily environments than rubber made products.

The companion to HT500 sprockets is the Baldor-Dodge HT500 high torque synchronous belt (8mm & 14mm metric pitch). The HT500 belt is made with polyurethane for harsh environment resistance and carbon fiber cords, providing higher torque carrying capacity than commonly known aramid fiber tensile cords made belts.

A full line of stock, compact, power-dense TAPER-LOCK® sprockets, fin fan QD* sprockets, and Minimum Plain Bore (MPB) sprockets will also be available from stock. Baldor’s made-to-order capability includes split-tapered options as well as a variety of tooth count, materials and plating to satisfy the requirements of any application. Baldor’s sprockets are made with the modified curvilinear tooth profile for 8mm and 14mm pitches.

*QD is a registered trademark of Emerson Electric

Baldor Electric Company ( is a leading marketer, designer and manufacturer of industrial electric motors, drives, and mechanical power transmission products. Baldor, a member of the ABB group, is headquartered in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Baldor Electric Company
5711 R.S. Boreham, Jr. St. 
Fort Smith, AR 72901 
Phone: 479-646-4711

For more information:
Jodi Ware
Sr. Marketing Communications and Training Manager
O: 864-281-2110 
C: 864-373-1199