Want to simplify and improve your belt-drive applications? Having the answers to commonly asked questions will make it easier to select the best industrial drive belt for the application and get the best drive performance. Though belt-drive applications may seem routine, some areas are often misunderstood, as attested to by the many questions received by belt manufacturers. To put you on the right track, here are the answers to the belt-drive questions most commonly asked. Q. What is the maximum speed that an industrial drive belt can safely handle? A. For most drives, pulley rim speed is the limiting factor, rather than the belt. This limiting speed depends on the pulley material and design.