Chain drives are used in the form of roller chains, drive chains, conveyor chains and load chains. The advantages of chain drives include, but are not limited to, positive-locking, non-slip power transmission, a constant transmission ratio and transmission without pre-stressing force.
We supply belt drives for use as positive-locking or force-locking drive components. An example of a well-known force-locking drive component is a V-belt and an example of a positive-locking one is a timing belt.
Couplings and Coupling Technology
The use of gearless drives is increasingly common in state-of-the-art machines. However, in most cases, linear shaft connections are made with couplings. The power train is often made up of several individual machines such as an engine, transmission and a machine tool. As high-performance machine components with optimised installation space, couplings serve as the link between the input and output shafts of the components.
Gears transmit torque and rotation speed from one shaft to another by positive-locking of the engaged teeth. By combining two gears of different sizes with different numbers of teeth in a gear pair, torque and rotation speeds can be changed. Gear drives are the most commonly used type of drive.
Machine components such as pulleys, gears, sprockets, couplings and similar components are fixed to shafts for the transmission of forces and momentum. The hubs must be securely fixed to the shaft axis both radially and mostly also axially. There are a number of different connection types and methods which can be used to achieve shaft-hub connections.