Synchronous timing belts are lighter and more efficient than chain. Once set up, they require no tensioning or adjustment. The HTD profile is ideal for FRC applications - its deep tooth profile allows it to better handle high reversing loads, such as those found in an FRC drivetrain. Each year, more and more FRC teams make the design switch to belts and attain superior performance.
VEXpro VersaPulleys are made from glass-filled nylon and include the VersaKey mounting system for effortless piloting to VEXpro wheels or VersaHubs. They also come disassembled, with the option to add width through the use of additional slices which allows multiple belts on one pulley.
- VersaKey mounting system for perfect piloting
- HTD profile is ideal for FRC applications
- Glass-filled Nylon Body
|Downloads & Docs||"Belt vs. Chain Drive Evaluation" by FRC Team 234 (link goes to Chief Delphi whitepaper)
How to Use VEXpro Components with the KOP Drive System (PDF)
|Material Type||Glass-filled Nylon|
|CAD Model||217-3199 (VersaPulley Kit (HTD 5mm) - 42T, 18mm wide) (STEP)
217-3200 (VersaPulley Kit (HTD 5mm) - 60T, 18mm wide) (STEP)
217-3248 (VersaPulley Slice (HTD 5mm) - 42T, 7mm wide) (STEP)
217-3249 (VersaPulley Slice (HTD 5mm) - 60T, 7mm) (STEP)
|Drawing||217-3199 (VersaPulley Kit - 42T) (PDF)
217-3200 (VersaPulley Kit - 60T) (PDF)
|Weight||42T VersaPulley Kit: 0.09 lb
42T VersaPulley Slice: 0.03 lb
60T VersaPulley Kit: 0.22 lb
60T VersaPulley Slice: 0.06 lb
Timing Belt Length Calculator:
If used correctly, VEXpro timing belts require no tension adjustment once assembled into a drivetrain or other mechanism. Use the West Coast Products center-to-center distance calculator to ensure your robot is properly designed and you know exactly what to order.