Resources

Standards

MPTA A1 – Publication Styles (MPTA A1-2011 R2017)

This standard defines the general outline and formats that are to be used when publishing technical information as approved by the Mechanical Power Transmission Association.

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MPTA B1c – Bore and Keyway Tolerances for V-Belted Sheaves (B1c-2010)

This standard defines the bore and keyway tolerances to be used for V-belted sheaves.

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MPTA B2c -Standard Practice Sheave / Pulley Balancing (B2c-2011)

This standard defines the balance tolerances to be used with all transmission sheaves/pulleys with or without grooves or teeth.

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MPTA B4c – Standard Surface Finish for Transmission Pulleys

This standard defines the maximum surface finish for transmission pulleys.

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MPTA B6c – Quick Detachable Bushing and Mating Hub (B6c-2016)

This standard provides general dimensions and tolerances for inch quick detachable bushings and mating hubs.

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MPTA B7i – Calculation of V-Belt Tensions And Shaft Loads (B7i-2007R 2013)

This standard provides a method for calculating and measuring belt tensions and for calculating shaft loads on a two sheave locked center V-Belt drive.

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MPTA B8i – Standard Formula for the Determination of Bending Stresses in V-Belt Sheave Arms (MPTA-B8i-2011)

This standard provides a method for calculating bending stresses in v-belt sheave arms.

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MPTA B9i – Taper-Lock Bushing & Mating Hub Standard (B9i-2013)

This standard defines the general dimensions and tolerances for Taper-Lock detachable bushings and mating hubs.

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MPTA B13i – Rim Speed Limits Standard (B13i-2013)

This standard provides rim speed limits for sheaves and sprockets based on typical construction and materials. Any rim speed above 6,500 feet per minute must be carefully considered.

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MPTA C1c – Elastomeric Coupling Glossary of Terms (MPTA C1c-2008R 2014)

This standard is a listing of commonly used terms as compiled by the members of the elastomeric coupling industry. It contains the definitions of these terms as they apply to elastomeric couplings.

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