A belt is a loop of flexible material used to link two or more rotating shafts mechanically, most often parallel. Belts may be used as a source of motion, to transmit power efficiently or to track relative movement. Belts are looped over pulleys and may have a twist between the pulleys, and the shafts need not be parallel. In a two pulley system, the belt can either drive the pulleys normally in one direction (the same if on parallel shafts), or the belt may be crossed, so that the direction of the driven shaft is reversed (the opposite direction to the driver if on parallel shafts). As a source of motion, a conveyor belt is one application where the belt is adapted to carry a load continuously between two points. The belt drive can also be used to change the speed of rotation, either up or down, by using different sized pulleys. CBC is Australia’s largest and best distributor of mechanical belts. We stock Australia’s biggest range of mechanical belts from world-leading suppliers such as Gates, Carlisle (Timken), Fenner, Gates-Predator, Gates-Polychain, Carlisle (Timken) Super II, Carlisle (Timken) Aramax, Carlisle (Timken) Panther XT, Megadyne, Dayco Patterson Belting and Eagle. Whether you need belts for the agricultural sector or even lawn and garden belts… we’ve got it. Our wide range of mechanical belts includes poly flex, variable speed, auto-timing, conveyor, auto vee, auto polyrib/multi rib and link belts. We stock belts for the industrial sector which includes, but is not limited to, the following mechanical belts: polyurethane and rubber metric timing, raw edge traditional, wrapped wedge, banded, double angle, poly rib/multi rib, raw edge wedge, wrapped traditional, rubber imperial timing and so much more. Contact us today for more information.