Chapter 10 Power transmission systems

10.1 Belt drives

Power transmission from one drive shaft to another can be achieved by using drive pulleys attached to the shafts of machines, being connected by belts of varying cross-section and materials.

A wide variety of belts is available, including flat, round, V, toothed and notched. The simplest of these, and one of the most efficient, is the flat belt. Belts may be made from leather or a variety of reinforced elastomer materials. Flat belts are used with crowned pulleys, round and V-belts are used ...

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