Difference Between Open Belt Drive And Cross Belt Drive

comparison of open belt drive and cross belt drive

Open Belt
Cross Belt
Driving shaft and driven shaft rotates in the same direction.
Driving shaft and driven shaft rotates in the opposite direction.
Power transmission capacity is lower than the cross belt.
High-power transmission capacity
Wear and tear are low.
Excessive wear and tear where the belt crosses each other.
The angle of contact is less than that of the crossed belt. So there is a chance of slipping.
The angle of contact is more compared to that of an open belt drive. So slip is reduced.
There is a chance of belt whips due to the longer distance between pulleys.
No problem of belt whips.

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