Power Transmission Categories
Belts & Belting
Belts are looped strips of flexible material used to link two or more rotating wheels in a mechanical drive system.
Clutches & Brakes
A clutch is a device that provides driving force to another mechanism by connecting the driven mechanism to the driving mechanism.
A coupling is a mechanical connection that brings two shafts together at the ends to allow transmit power from one rotating shaft to a non rotating shaft.
Shock absorbers or dampers are designed to smooth out and damp shock impulse, dissipating kinetic energy to prevent stress from effecting mechanical performance.
Flexible shafts are devices for transmission of rotary motion between two non-fixed objects.
Gearheads & Gearboxes
Use a rotating power source to another device using gear rations. When transmission have multiple gear rations, the gearbox switches the gears.
Gearmotors & Drives
Gear motors are small motors constructed with integral gear reducers, and drives are systems used for controlling motor speed.
A gear is a rotating machine component with cogs or teeth that mesh with another cog to transmit torque.
Pulley Stock & Flanges
Pulleys are used to change the direction of an applied force and transmit rotation motion or create a mechanical advantage.
Roller chain is a component used for transmission of mechanical power as in bicycle and motorcycles as well as agricultural and industrial machinery.
Shaft collar is a simple machine component found in motors and gearboxes. The collar is a mechanical stop that locates components and bearing faces.
Sheaves are rollers/wheels with grooves along the edge that are typically used for holding cables, ropes, or belts.
Speed reducers are mehcanisms designed to reduce the speed of an input shft by a certain ratio.
Spline shafts are shafts featuring a series of projections designed to fit into slots on a corresponding shaft enabling both to move together in a set up similar to gears.
Similar to pulleys but instead of smooth surfaces sprockets have teeth that fit into chains, tracks or other perforated materials and rotate to create torque.