Light duty sheaves are grooved wheels that are used for holding belts, ropes, or wire ropes and are part of a pulley system. Unlike the heavy-duty models, light duty sheaves are designed for handling lighter loads. The sheaves spin on bearings
or axles built inside the frame of the pulley system. This way, the wire or rope is able to move freely to reduce friction and wearing. Light duty sheaves can be used for redirecting a rope, load, or transmitting power. The two main types of light duty sheaves are finished bore
sheaves and QD sheaves. The finished bore sheaves are mainly available in 1, 2 or 3 grooves. In the case of QD sheaves, they are some of the most used sheaves in different industries. They have a ¾" taper per foot on diameter that features twice the gripping force. Visit our page for a full list of the different light duty sheaves that you can use in your facility.