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We invite you to spend some time at Motion System Design's website. Our website is updated frequently to include online-exclusive content, like in our Web FAQtory. We also include unique content related to Fun with Fundamentals winners and prizes and more. Read the latest industry news and find links to blogs and useful papers. Check it out.

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Belt, pulley calculator

A timing and belt pulley calculation program for power transmission and linear drive applications is available at It lets users calculate belt length and pulley geometries, including the number of teeth and center distance. It also recommends belt widths according to power values entered and calculates belt safety factor for a given belt drive.

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