Synchronous belt drives consist of a toothed belt which mates with grooved pulleys to provide a precise speed ratio between the driver and driven pulleys. This SAE Standard covers the synchronous belt and pulley sections currently in use in automotive applications such as camshaft, distributor, and other underhood drives that may require synchronization. It also provides for future sections to be added as usage develops.
Document is out of date. Other appropriate industry standards for this scope include ISO 254, ISO 5288, ISO 9010, ISO 9011, ISO 10917, ISO 12046.