Power Transmission • Sprockets
A sprocket is a profiled wheel with teeth, upon which a chain, track, or other perforated or indented material can rest. Used in bicycles, motorcycles, cars, tanks, and other vehicles, they transmit rotary motion between two shafts in locations where gears do not fit, or impart linear motion onto a track, tape, or other surface. For optimal performance, sprockets should be as large as possible in order to reduce the working load for a given amount of transmitted power, and to keep chain speeds under 1,200 ft/min. In general, four types are available: plain plate, hub on one side, hub on both sides, and detachable hub sprockets.Leading manufacturers: Martin Sprocket, Sprocket Specialists, JT Sprockets, Sidewinder Sprockets and Tsubaki.
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Renold manufactures various sprockets including stock sprockets and roller chain sprockets. Renold also offers special sprockets are also manufactured on request, in special materials or formats, normally to suit a specific application in harsh or difficult drive situations such as sprockets with shafts, welded or detachable hubs, sheer pin devices fitted and sprockets in two or more sections.
Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instruments manufactures a variety of sprockets for industrial power transmissions includingl adder chain and roller chain sprockets in a variety of sizes and configurations.