Belt drives and Pulleys
A belt is a loop of flexible material used to link two or more rotating shafts mechanically, most often parallel. Belts may be used as a source of motion, to transmit power efficiently or to track relative movement. Belts are looped over pulleys and may have a twist between the pulleys, and the shafts need not be parallel. Belt drive examples is the timing belt system that is present in most automobiles on roads all over the world.
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Chain drives and sprockets
Chain drive is a way of transmitting mechanical power from one place to another. It is often used to convey power to the wheels of a vehicle, particularly bicycles and motorcycles. It is also used in a wide variety of machines besides vehicles.
Chain drives are suitable for small centre distances and can be used generally up to 3 meters but in special cases even up to 8 meters. Chain drives transmit power up to 100 kW.
The different types of chains used in power transmission are:
- Roller chain
- Silent chain
- Leaf Chain
- Flat-top Chain
- Engineering Steel Chain
Chain drives advantages and disadvantages
Roller chain and sprockets is a very efficient method of power transmission compared to (friction-drive) belts, with far less frictional loss.
Although chains can be made stronger than belts, their greater mass increases drive train inertia.
Drive belts can slip unless they have teeth, which means that the output side may not rotate at a precise speed, and some work gets lost to the friction of the belt as it bends around the pulleys. Wear on rubber or plastic belts and their teeth is often easier to observe, and chains wear out faster than belts if not properly lubricated.
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