Power transmission is the movement of energy from where it generated to a place where it is applied to perform useful work.

Power transmission equipments are no longer simple mechanical problems. At the present times, the options and choices are vast. You can go electric or try pneumatics or hydrostatic power transmission. Computer technology may even power your system. Then, there are choices of low-end, high-end, different technologies, styles and designs of parts and components.

Consider what your business can afford and assess your needs for the short term and the long term. Talk to the experts, do your homework, research and be flexible. You will find that you need to be willing, ready and even anxious to change with the times. Because the choices have expanded and grown, to keep up with the competition, you will need to learn new things about Gates belts equipment. What better place to start than the Internet.

Some idea about different power transmission equipments:

Thruster brakes are power transmission equipments that enable a machine on the move to stop at a desired point accurately. A pre-stressed comprising spring applies the braking force to the brake shoes. The thruster releases the brake drums and compressing of the spring.

The primary purpose of couplings is to join two pieces of rotating equipment while permitting some degree of misalignment or end movement or both. By careful selection, installation and maintenance of couplings, substantial savings can be made in reduced maintenance costs and downtime.

A gear coupling is a mechanical device for transmitting torque between two shafts that are not collinear. It consists of a flexible joint fixed to each shaft. The two joints are connected by a third shaft, called the spindle.

Pin Bush Type Flexible Coupling is a cushioned drive type, transmitting the torque through high tensile mild steel bolts and bushes which have excellent capacity to absorb socks. Particularly useful in cases where limited misalignment of shaft is unavoidable.

A pulley is a wheel on an axle that is designed to support movement of a cable or belt along its circumference. Pulleys are used in a variety of ways to lift loads, apply forces, and to transmit power.

A sprocket or sprocket-wheel is a profiled wheel with teeth, cogs, or even sprocket that mesh with a chain, track or other perforated or indented material. The name ‘sprocket’ applies generally to any wheel upon which are radial projections that engage a chain passing over it. It is distinguished from a gear in that sprockets are never meshed together directly, and differs from a pulley in that sprockets have teeth and pulleys are smooth.

Torsional vibration is angular vibration of an object-commonly a shaft along its axis of rotation. Torsional vibration is often a concern in power transmission systems using rotating shafts or couplings where it can cause failures if not controlled. In ideal power transmission systems using rotating parts the torques applied or reacted are “smooth” leading to constant speed.