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Gates Corporation Announces New Poly Chain® GT® Carbon™ Extended Length Synchronous Belts

An Alternative to Roller Chain, the Power Transmission Synchronous Belts Are Now Applied Across a Wider Range of Applications

Denver, CO, October 29, 2010 --( The Power Transmission unit of Gates Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of belt drive systems, now offers Gates Poly Chain® GT® Carbon™ synchronous belts in longer lengths. A clean and lightweight alternative to roller chain, the belts are used for drives requiring longer center distances and high load carrying capacities.

Across many industries, including food processing, HVAC-R, oilfield, pulp and paper, mining and water treatment, engineers and maintenance managers find that Gates synchronous belts offer the following advantages:

· The belts last three times longer than chain, and the sprockets ten times longer for a lower total cost of ownership.
· The belts do not stretch, do not require retensioning and need no lubrication.
· A stronger-than-steel carbon fiber tensile cord construction gives the drive high horsepower carrying capacity and compactness.
· The drives last longer in adverse environments.

Learn more about Gates Poly Chain GT Carbon Extended Length belts and access free power transmission white papers and case studies at

About Gates Corporation
Gates Corporation ( is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of industrial and automotive products, systems and components with operations in 29 countries. Gates maintains sales and marketing operations in every major industrial and automotive market, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. Gates is part of the Industrial & Automotive group of Tomkins plc, which is owned by a consortium comprising Onex and the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board. Tomkins enjoys strong market positions and technical leadership across all of its business activities and owns some of the best-known brands in their respective markets. For more information, visit or email

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