Belts and chain drives 1


Sub-Theme: Tools, machines and processes


Belts and chain drives

Performance objectives

Students should be able to:

  1. Describe belt and chain drive
  2. Explain the principle of belt and chain drive


Belt and chain drives

Belt and chain drives are used to transmit energy from one shaft to another and for changing speed as in gears, the difference between the drive mechanism and gear is that the shafts in belts and chain drives are at a greater distance to each other than as in gear drives.

Belt drives

In belt drives mechanisms belts and pulleys are used to transmit power and to provide a way of changing speed. A simple belt-driven device consists of two pulleys connected by a belt.

The belts used to drive these.... View More

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