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Gear Drives vs Belt Drives

Question asked by CE Designer in #Coffee Room on Nov 29, 2011
CE Designer
CE Designer · Nov 29, 2011
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So far I know Gears provide better power transmisssion capabilities and there is no belt slip is with belt drives.
What are some more pros and cons.
High Torgue and moisture and long production runs is the type of operating environment.
Which should i use? Posted in: #Coffee Room
CE Designer
CE Designer · Dec 2, 2011
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Thanks Bioramani, very much, gotta get to reading. The first link does not work anymore btw.
muhaimmedu · Dec 3, 2011
CE Designer, just copy the whole link with the [0].pdf, it's a pretty good read too.
Thanks bioramani.
Oh I'll just repost the link here then.
mechky · Dec 5, 2011
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Generally speaking, if the distance between shafts is large, belt drive is preferred. However, it may vary according to application.

Some disadvantages with chain drive-
1. Lubrication is very important as unlubricated chains wear 300 times faster than the lubricated chains.
2. The lubrication attracts dirt which leads to wear.
3. Accurate alignment is required.
4. Not suitable for vertical shaft drives.
5. Noisy
CE Designer
CE Designer · Dec 6, 2011
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Got the site to wok, thx muhaimmedu.
Some good points mechky

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