Power transmission products transmit power to create motion. They are commonly used in industrial automation, material handling, and construction applications. Linear motion devices transmit power and support motion in a straight line. They include actuators and linear bearings. Rotary motion devices transmit power between rotating parts in a machine. They include chains, belts, pulleys, sheaves, and gears. Bearings extend the working life of wheels, pulleys, and other rotating parts by reducing friction and enabling parts to move smoothly.
Speed reducers are mechanical devices that help drive systems maintain optimal speed and torque for the application. Also known as gearboxes and gear drives, they lower the speed of rotation of the input shaft by a certain ratio and increase the power transmitted to the output shaft by the same ratio. Ratio multipliers increase the speed reduction and torque supplied by a speed reducer by a certain ratio and are suitable for parallel setups. Mounting bases, torque arms, and flange couplings are accessories used with speed reducers. They are often used in applications where the speed reducer will not be directly attached to the drive mechanism.
Power Transmission Belt
Power transmission belts, sometimes called drive belts, gear belts, or automotive belts, transmit power between two components, such as from a motor or driver to a drive shaft or pulley. Round belts are used on serpentine drives, line shaft conveyors, and commercial sewing machines. Connectors are used to connect two ends of a round belt that has been cut to size or needs to be installed without disassembling the drive system. Twisted O-rings are installed in V-belt and round belt pulleys and have a hook connector so they can be installed without dismantling the drive system. Variable-speed belts are used with variable-speed pulleys and accommodate changes in speed and pulley width as the drive systems speeds up and slows down. Belt accessories protect, maintain, and measure belt grooves and tension.