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Flat Drive Belts - Any Size

For inquiries and orders, call (484) 755-4696 or  (484)507-4230 (8 to 8 EST)After initial phone inquiry, Email Us to forward any photos/other information.

Belting The Workhorses Of Industry

Power transmission is our business, and you have come to the right place.



Al Bino is your go-to source for all flat drive leather belts.

Modern belt choices provide a very strong, flexible, smooth, and vibration-free service. There are materials available to be used on pulley diameters as small as 3/16”.

Leather is still offered where the desire is to preserve the machine's aesthetic antiquity and/or machines without tension adjustment. For machines with tension adjustment, a rubber/nylon combination offers the best friction surface, and tension is set just once.

The choice of leather with nylon and/or fabric would apply to applications that require a soft start, (some slippage but without the stretch). There are a variety of PVC combination materials available and used for flat belts.

Belts that are glued endless are strong and dependable. Belt connections have changed from the old brutal laced versions to those that are kinder to the pulleys. Whatever your application, you will appreciate the various materials available today. Call us at (484) 755-4696 or use our contact page to reach us today. 

Some applications that would use truly endless belts:

Grinder (tool post and surface)
Wood planer/shaper
Capstan drives
Roll moulder
Core winder - converters (twist belt)

Power hacksaw
Armature lathe


These belts use the Compass L and Compass M, and can easily take 14 weeks to make and ship. 

Many calls we receive occur when our customers suffer an unexpected belt break. Aside from the fact that all belt driven machines should have a spare belt handy, it would make good sense to have a less pricey belt that will perform like a spare tire, and save you from losses and down time while you await a new Compass belt order.

When your Compass belt arrives, keep your “spare” handy to ensure your operations continue to run smoothly, and thereby being rewarded for having a good backup plan.

From replacement belts to custom prototype belts, we utilize today’s modern technology. There is no need to leave the comfort of your home or office. Our phone consultation is free, and at most may require a photo, but usually, just a few questions posed to you regarding your machine/equipment will harness our years of education, knowledge, experience, and cutting edge solutions to get you up and running fast.

Preserving the antiquity of a museum piece? No problem, we cover that too.

We offer abrasive belts, - all sizes/grits, and others that are hard to find. We also provide belts for diverse applications such as the Ikegai lathe, Arter surface grinder, Wheelabrator blaster, Klinker farm blower, Bullard VTL, Sheeter, and others.

We offer coated abrasives in belts and disks.

Looking for food grade belts for your bakery. confectionery, or pharmaceutical needs? The thermoplastic silicone belt has a non-stick carrying surface, and is designed where temperature, abrasion and chemical resistance are required. It is cleanable and UV resistant.

These silicone belts can be spliced (endless) or laced, as needed. The belt features adhesive top and fabric top surfaces.

silicone food grade belts from Mulhern

It is not necessary for you to know exactly what you need. We can help you with that based on our questions to you and on our experience. We enjoy helping you find what you need so bring us the unusual and your prototypes!

Belt Inside a BeltMany of our belts are custom made.   We tackle unusual requests such as making a cushioning belt that fits inside an abrasive belt.  The cushioning belt is made slightly shorter so that when is is tensioned, its outside length will equal the inside of the abrasive belt. 

The photo here shows TWO belts; the black belt fits inside the yellow (paper thin) abrasive belt.


nycor gluekit belt by Al Bino Industrial Belting
laced belt by al bino industrial belting

Check out a lathe belt replacement glue kit video by one of our customers.

Flat drive belts for any model of manual lathe, choice of glue-in-place (kit) or metal laced with pin.  (We belt the Monarch 10EE, which also uses an oil pump belt.)

See our lathe belt pricing


It is frustrating to order a belt and not have it fit. Please take time to read the appropriate section of our "How to measure for your machine belt". “Measure twice, cut once” works for us, and measuring twice with utmost care will give you the assurance your belt will arrive perfectly sized for your machine.

Does your project require an antique machine flatbelt replacement?  Find it here!

Machines without tension adjustment, and/or to retain antiquity for shows/museum may require leather. Other machines may do well with nitrile or various light to heavy duty ply construction with friction surfaces and covers, as required.

Some other applications that use Al Bino flat drive belts:

  • Antique car & motorbike
  • Candy wrapper
  • Coffee huller/roaster
  • Drill press
  • Elevator
  • Fan Belt
  • Forge
  • Generator
  • Gear hobber
  • Grain/seed cleaner
  • Gristmill
  • Hammer mill
  • Hit & Miss engine
  • Hone
  • Planer
  • Print press
  • PTO belt
  • Roller coaster
  • Rototiller
  • Sawmill
  • Shear
  • Steam engine
  • Stone crusher
  • Turn-of-the-century table saw
  • Water wheel
  • Water pump
  • Well driller

Haiti outreach flatbelt for rig

Courtesy of "Haiti Outreach"

We have provided flat belts for robotics to swing seats.


We carry light, medium, heavy, and extra heavy leather in friction one side (single), or friction both sides (double).

Light leather: Applicable for minimum pulley diameters of 1.5” to 6.0” in thicknesses of 1/8” and 1/4”.

Medium leather: Applicable for minimum pulley diameters of 3.0” to 8.0” in thicknesses of 5/32” and 5/16”.

Heavy leather: Applicable for minimum pulley diameters of 5.0” and 12.0” in thicknesses of 3/16” and 3/8”.

Extra heavy leather: Applicable for minimum pulley diameters of 7.0” and 16.0” in thicknesses of 1/4” and 1/2”.

We offer a finished laced or glued endless belt.  Pricing is based on width/thickness of leather, weight of the finished belt, plus shipping cost to the customer's zip code.



Because it is THE PLACE to obtain a flat drive belt any size!

  • We like what we do, and we want you to experience the products, efficiencies, and insights we provide.
  • If we cannot help you outright, we have a network of consultants who are at the top of their field.
  • In this business every detail is important to the whole, and that fact is highly regarded here.
  • We are ever mindful of follow through and follow up, and giving to the customer that which we would expect and deserve as a customer ourselves.