Hi guys! Rookie-ish member here. I’ve been working on a swerve drive for offseason, and I’m going to use belts instead of chain to reduce weight.
I saw McMaster had two types of belts: urethane and neoprene. According to the description, neoprene is more flexible than urethane. Does this affect performance in any way? What has your team’s experience been? What would you recommend?
– edit: I was considering 3/8" 0.2 pitch, single sided trapezoidal teeth belts –
Part #'s would definitely help. For example, the little 1/4" round urethane belts offered by McMaster will either have too much slip or cause too much torque loss as the belts round the pullies due to tightening to remove the slip.