The Lathe-Cut O-Ring
and more people are turning to the lathe-cut o-ring as their choice
for a power drive belt. The lathe-cut o-ring is inexpensive and
offers many advantages. First of all, it is very easy to install.
Because it is resilient, you do not need to worry about installing
it with a belt tensioning device.
you are thinking of just one lathe-cut o-ring (or a small quantity)
this could be an expensive option. Usually, you need to pay for
special tooling to manufacture the exact o-ring you need. So,
for just one lathe-cut o-ring, this would be very costly. However,
if you need a large quantity, the cost of the tooling is spread
over many o-rings and becomes a small part of the cost of each
you are considering a lathe-cut o-ring solution to your application,
please talk to our engineers about the material to be used. Planning
which material to use requires careful consideration. You will
want to minimize the stress relaxation of the elastomer and choose
a compound that has a long flex life span. At the same time, you
will need to pick an elastomer that will work in the temperature
range of your application and handle the fluids it will encounter.