Driven by innovation

Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive and aftermarket industries, is also a major player in the industrial sector where it supplies both V-belts in single, banded and double angle versions, and timing belts in imperial, as well as metric specifications.

The full range

The company’s principal brand for V-belts is Gold Label, which is specifically designed for original equipment manufacturers, so provides a high quality and reliable solution for multiple applications, across numerous industrial sectors. Available in classical, wedge and narrow sections, all Gold Label belts, with the exception of double angle, are available as raw edge or wrapped versions. In addition, all raw edge belts are manufactured of EPDM compound for high temperature and ozone resistance.

Supplemented by Drive Rite, Dayco’s value-focused product line, the company is able to offer an alternative solution for specific applications. The standard range is composed of single V-belts and provides a competitive aftermarket option in multiple lengths.

In addition to the standard range of V-belts contained within its catalog, under both the Gold Label and Drive Rite brands, Dayco can supplement its already comprehensive offering, with additional lengths on request.

Dayco’s timing belts also come in two versions, HT Power for both imperial and metric applications and HT Power Plus, which caters solely for metric specification machinery.

Imperial versions of HT Power are available in three standard pitches, as are the metric, although in HTD tooth profile. However, both can be requested with alternative pitch and tooth profiles, or even as double teethed versions and either as full sleeve or cut belt options.

HT Power Plus is Dayco’s high performance range and its tooth profile is specifically designed to be interchangeable with HTD and RPP profiles, and is also available in full sleeve or cut belt configuration.

For more information on the Dayco Industrial product range, please visit

A useful drive design tool

Accompanying these comprehensive industrial belt solutions, Dayco has developed a useful web-based drive design tool that enables users to identify the correct belt and drive combinationtfor specific applications.

«This free resource is a customer-focused tool designed to help them find what they need, for both V and synchronous drive systems,» explains Dayco’s Emanuele Crotta, «and naturally, it allows them to quickly and efficiently identify the correct belt and sheave combinations or belt and sprocket combinations for their machinery requirements.»

However, where the design tool really comes into its own is when the machinery is not of a regular design or is not of standard dimensions, and the user therefore requires a customized solution. Through the combination of a comprehensive data resource and a highly developed backend system, users can input multiple parameters such as shaft speed, engine speed, pulley diameter and belt length, as well as service factors, which together, provides them with the options they can select from to optimize the performance of the given application.

«The tool also allows users to save and share the search results, and on-going projects can be tagged to be easily accessed at a later date. So, all in all, it’s an incredibly helpful tool that makes the complicated process of correctly selecting the correct drive combination, much more straightforward and less time consuming», Emanuele Crotta ends.

For more information on the Dayco Industrial product range, please visit, where the link to the Drive Design Tool can also be found.