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.
Efficient power transmission is the key to any timing pulley, and plastic timing belt pulleys can deliver efficiency without slip or backlash.
To understand what makes an ideal timing pulley it’s often best to begin with understanding how the the product is manufactured.
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!
Have you ever wondered what if would be like to drive a Formula 1 car at Grand Prix de Monaco? On the back straightaway, 150 mph, downshifting into a hairpin turn, engine screaming at 9,000 rpm, 110 mph into the turn - powering through at 130 mph into the straightway, 120 yards to the next turn - moving at 63 yards per second, 1.9 seconds to be ready...
What are your design options when you need a belt drive system that can transmit higher torque, won't slip, has no vibration, and is very quiet? The answer is an MRP drive system or multi-ribbed pulley and belt also know as Poly V and Micro V®️.
Multi-ribbed pulleys or V-Ribbed Belt Drive is composed of a single belt with a longitudinally ribbed traction surface which engages and grips, by friction, pulley grooves of similar shape so that the belt ribbed surface fits the pulley grooves to make substantially total contact. A durable and long-life pulley and belt solution. MRPs are a popular pulley solution across a wide range of applications and industries.
One of the questions we’ve run into from time to time is, “What are chain sprockets (or roller chain sprockets)?” Roller chain sprockets are, simply put, any wheel with teeth that mesh with a chain, although sometimes they are also run in conjunction with a track or other perforated material. Not to be confused with gears, a roller chain sprocket never mesh directly with other sprockets.