Continental ContiTech Variable Speed belts are used on variable speed sheave drives requiring exact speed control and maximum range of speed changes. Variable Speed belts provide a longer life on the toughest drives. They are ideal for recreational equipment, agricultural applications, and machine tools. Common applications include use in: exercise equipment; automobiles; medical equipment; power equipment; farm equipment and machine tools. Continental ContiTech Variable Speed belts deliver the speed and horsepower your drives were designed to achieve. They have excellent transverse rigidity and exceptional flexibility, preventing buckling at minimum diameter settings where belt stresses are greatest. Firm gripping action in the contact area provides positive traction for precise, immediate response. Together, they assure reliable, predictable transmission of maximum power over the drive's full operating range. Top performance results in longer life, which translates to less downtime for belt maintenance and more productivity from equipment, which leads to greater operating economy. In addition, the precision forming that goes into every one of Continental ContiTech Variable Speed belts assures a completely uniform cross section. This allows even tracking and smooth running without any vibration problems. As a result, the life of the belt—as well as bearings, sheaves, and other drive components—is significantly extended. The belts are built thin with precise, uniform cogs on the underside for maximum lengthwise flexibility. They can be used on small pulley drives without any sacrifice of gripping action or cross rigidity. Cogging also minimizes bottom cracking, a major cause of premature failure. Flexten tension cords get their muscle from a special tempering for maximum strength and resilience. Continental ContiTech Variable Speed belts have the dimensional stability they need to carry more horsepower and to experience less elongation over the life of the belt.