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PT Toolkit

By Gates Corporation

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Calculates Gates PT Energy Savings, Center Distance, Belt Tension, & more.

Gates Corporation, a leader in innovative power transmission product development and application engineer support, presents the Gates® PT Toolkit™ application for mobile devices.

The Gates® PT Toolkit™ app - currently available in English and intended primarily for use in the United States - bundles together some of the most commonly-referenced power transmission calculations for quick and easy access:

1) Energy Savings Calculator
As first seen on, enter some basic facts about a motor’s energy consumption, maintenance, component, and downtime to get instant estimated annual savings when converting to a Gates synchronous belt drive.

2) Center Distance Calculator
With some fundamental product information entered, this feature calculates approximate belt length and center distance for both synchronous and V-belt drives.
Note: For exact center distance calculations, please contact the Product Application Engineering team at or by calling the hotline at 303-744-5800 opt.2.

3) Belt Tension Calculator
Quickly calculate ideal belt tension or belt length for Gates V-belt drives or Poly Chain® GT® Carbon™ belt drives.

4) Conversions Tool
Not only does this tool quickly convert fractions into decimals or millimeter equivalents, but its results can be copied and pasted into the app’s other calculators if needed. Additional measurement conversion formulas offered include “Inches to Millimeters”, “Watt to Horsepower” and many more.

Thanks to the app’s on-line and off-line functionality, all four calculators are accessible 24/7 in the office, during remote field visits, and anywhere in-between. When used offline, calculator results can be emailed directly to customers, colleagues, or yourself when phone or wireless service is restored. Anywhere it’s used, the Gates® PT Toolkit™ mobile app will help continue powering progress.

To learn more about the FREE Gates® PT Toolkit™ mobile app, contact

What's New in Version 1.1

-Bug Fixes
-Auto-population of Drop-downs

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Customer Reviews

Great app, great info

If you deal with belts and power transmission applications this is a must have app. It is free, full of great information, and has a nice intuitive ui that makes it easy to use.

Gates PT only drawback

Very helpful app, with only one MAJOR drawback. The tension for V-belts does not include the frequency range so that the 507c sonic tension meter can be used. Contacted Gates last year and they said the app would be updated to remedy the issue. So far nothing.......

Gates pt toolkit

Would like to see the tension section in the app include frequency for the Gates 507C Sonic Tension Meter. Would make using the mobile tension meter easier with a mobile device.

PT Toolkit
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  • Free
  • Category: Business
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 0.9 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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