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Berges Variable Speed Drive Technology


Berges are a German manufacturer of variable speed pulleys and speed belts, known in the industry as one of the leading producers of variable speed pulley technology. Their operations have long since expanded beyond Germany via partner companies such as YB Components who distribute the Berges speed belts and Berges variable speed pulleys all over the world.


A Brief History of Berges Variable Speed Pulleys and Belts


The Berges Company was founded back in 1926 by two brothers, Carl and Wilhelm Berges, in the Marienheide region in western Germany near Dortmund and Dusseldorf. In the beginning, the Berges brothers’ main focus was on manufacturing presses and die-cutters for the purpose of processing metals and various plastics. Then, in the aftermath of the Second World War, the company expanded its range by starting to design and produce variable mechanical drive technology.


In the early 1970s, the Berges Company expanded its operations into northern Italy with a subsidiary firm in Naturns, South Tyrol. They have since engaged in extending their global reach with a variety of international activities.


By the turn of the millennium, Berges set their sights on becoming one of the world’s leading specialists in creating mechanical variable speed pulley technology and achieved this in 2003 with the acquisition of the Becker Drive asymmetrical pulley system. They now concentrate on the production of mechanical infinitely variable speed drives and expand their production program accordingly in order to meet the requirements of the market.


How Berges describe themselves says a lot about the quality you can expect from the Berges speed belts and Berges variable speed pulleys. Their mission statement reads, “To us, quality means more than just the quality of materials and processing that goes into our products. It also includes careful treatment of the environment, the sustainable use of natural resources and reliable administration and processing. Our entire quality management system corresponds to the state of the art.”


Berges Speed Belts and Berges Variable Speed Pulleys


The Berges speed drives efficiently reduce friction and produce increased torque even with a reduction in the speed setting. The Berges speed belts and variable speed pulleys are noted for their suitability for a wide variety of applications where a robust and efficient mechanical variable speed drive is appropriate. Their products are also easy to maintain and keep in good working order.


Applications of Berges Variable Speed Pulleys and Belts


Berges speed belts can be used with any kind of mechanical or plant engineering machinery including textile machines, printing machines, drills and milling machines as well as pumps, compressors, combines and belt conveyor systems. The Berges variable speed pulleys are also notably used in industries utilising mixers and agitators, climate-control systems and

ventilation systems.


The Berges variable speed pulley products are world renowned for their quality and feature infinitely variable speed adjustment which optimises the procedures and processes of all suitable machinery. While the standard Berges speed belts maintain optimum motor efficiency, their mechanical infinitely variable V-belt drives are able to convert power potential into whatever speed is required by the job at hand. The Berges equipment helps increase safety and cost-effectiveness in any industrial environment, while also reducing energy consumption.


If you require Berges variable speed pulleys or Berges speed belts, then contact YB Components who can ship these parts all over the world.