Synchronous Pulleys 8,815 Items
Description: These are toothed pulleys that transmit power through positive engagement between the pulley teeth and sprocket grooves instead of friction used in standard belts. They use the tooth-grip principle where square, round, or modified curvilinear pulley teeth mesh with properly timed grooves on a drive for positive power transmission. Because the pulley maintains positive engagement with the driving gear sprocket, power transmission is smooth. For example, you do not have to worry about the pulley slipping over the way it happens with standard belt drives. In addition, the thin cross section of synchronous pulleys implies that less energy is needed to run it. On critical drives, using a synchronous pulley that does not need retensioning can help to improve your systems energy efficiency. It also helps to reduce downtime. This will help to increase the overall production. Another benefit of using synchronous pulleys is that they allow your system to operate under varying speeds, loads, and frequent starts. However, it is important to ensure that your machine is maintained at top condition for optimal performance. If installed properly, you are assured of high mechanical efficiency. Synchronous pulleys can deliver as high as 98% efficiency when installed correctly. This is higher than the common V-belts that provide an average efficiency of 96%. However, it is important to appreciate that synchronous pulleys are not ideal for all situations. If your production system was designed to use the standard belts, changing to synchronous pulleys might require some adjustments. Therefore, you should consider engaging an expert before shifting to synchronous pulleys.