This is a type of variable pitch sheave used in v-belt applications. Variable pitch companion sheaves are used in driveR and driveN shafts
to maintain optimum alignment
. Just like other single sheave drives, one can install either one or two belts to be used in various applications. Variable pitch companion sheaves feature very wide grooves spacing that is perfectly suited for driveR sheaves. Variable pitch companions are preferred due to their mechanical drive speed variation. This makes them economical, easy to adjust and easy to install. In a matter of seconds, a technician can raise or decrease drive speed. MRO Supply provides a wide range of companion sheaves that are made for a variety of applications. If you have any questions regarding the type of variation pitch companion to purchase, talk to an expert from our team. We have a variety of companion sheaves to suit any application and can help you identify what is acceptable to avoid misalignment.