Typically found in lathes, light-duty milling machines, drills, and other power tools plastic or nylon molded v-belt pulleys are designed to be excellent solutions for low and fractional horsepower drives. And while standard design v-belt pulleys are appropriate for most applications, there are situations where a custom v-belt pulley is necessary.
For some applications, an off-the-rack design option is not the best solution. Custom designing an injection molding solution in-house can be a daunting task, however, and often out-sourcing the design presents significant time delays and price increases.
Whether an application calls for a custom pulley solution or just a reliable pulley, finding the right pulley for the job is essential to the success of the application. Over the years we’ve helped a lot of companies find their perfect pulley solution, and we wanted to share with you some of their stories so you can see the diversity of pulley applications and solutions!
A manufacturer of satellite and telecommunications equipment developed a television reception satellite dish for mounting atop recreational vehicles. ...
As manufacturers, we want to build quality tools and parts that fit our customers' needs. But we are also business people and we understand that customers’ needs have to be balanced against what is best for their business. Which is why, for many manufacturers, non-standard parts are challenging.
Multi groove pulleys are a benefit to many applications because they allow for smaller diameters than traditional V belts. Multi groove pulleys also typically allow for large speed ratios and higher power transmission capabilities.
Torque Transmission supplies Hi-Speed Checkweigher Co., Inc., an Ithaca, N.Y.-based manufacturer of food handling and custom checkweighing equipment, with 20 different XL reinforced nylon pulleys with stainless steel hubs.
Mexico Plastics, located in Mexico, Mo., relies on production/conveyor systems to produce from plastic sheet the bags used for individual newspaper delivery.
Choosing the right construction material for a timing belt pulley can have dramatic repercussions. When designing a pulley you want a product that is reliable, has a long operation life, and is cost effective. Often, to achieve the desired results, that means there are two options for ...
As manufacturers, we want to build quality tools and parts that fit our customers' needs. But we are also business people and customers needs have to be balanced against what is best for the business. Which is why, for many manufactures, non-standard parts are challenging.