Conti®V (HY-T WEDGE)

New names for industrial drive belts

We are aligning and enhancing our industrial drive belt portfolio with a globally consistent naming structure. That is why you will see some changes on our product pages in the next months.


HY-T®Wedge cross-section means the belts are narrower and weigh less. Narrower belts allow for the use of thinner and lighter sheaves, resulting in a more efficient drive. The savings continue through the higher horsepower capacity provided by HY-T V-belt construction. Vytacord tension members provide strength and dimensional stability. Higher horsepower capacity is also provided through a tough engineered rubber compound cushion, adding to belt strength.

HY-T Wedge, with its narrow cross-section, makes it possible to achieve a required horsepower with fewer HY-T Wedge belts than with standard V-belts, reducing sheave size, sheave costs and belt costs even more. Since less power is required to run the smaller, lighter drives, more power gets to the load. Therefore, you may be able to downsize drive motors and/or increase drive efficiency for even more savings. HY-T®Wedge envelope belts are identified with a 3V, 5V or 8V prefix and are recommended for drives where pulsation, shock loads, high tension and long centers are involved.

It features a continuous V-section that is protected by a wide angle, synthetic fabric impregnated with high-quality engineered rubber compound. This unique envelope achieves the high strength HY-T Wedge belts need to withstand high loading forces. It also provides the torsional rigidity required in long center drives delivering the traction needed for accurate tracking and precision performance.


  • Reduce maintenance
  • Reduced drive cost
  • Reduced drive weight
  • Temperature range: Wrapped -30 F to 165 F ; Raw Edge -40 F to 230 F
  • MatchMaker
  • Static conductive
  • Conditionally resistant to oil

Technical specifications

Technical specifications
  • 1. Fabric jacket or Raw Rubber Edge
  • 2. Natural rubber
  • 3. Polyester tension member

Length range

Raw Edge

Profile Length range Li (in)
3VX 25.0-150.0
5VX 45.0-212.0
8VX 100.0-200.0



Profile Length range Li (in)
3V 25.0-140.0
5V 50.0-355.0
8V 100.0-560.0