Chapter 11. Belts and Pulleys

Chapter Objectives

Learn to draw belts and pulleys

Understand the use of standard sizes for designs using belts and pulleys

11-1 Introduction

Belts and pulleys are another form of power transmission. They are cheaper than gears, require less stringent tolerances, can be used to cover greater distances, and can absorb shock better. However, belts cannot take as much load as gears and can slip or creep, and operate at slower speeds.

11-2 Belt and Pulley Standard Sizes

There are many different-sized belts and pulleys. Listed here are belt designations, belt overall thicknesses, belt widths, and pulley widths that can be used to create assemblies within the context of this text. For other belt and pulley properties ...

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