Understanding Pulley Requirements for Cable Systems
Pulleys in cable systems help to transform and redirect the magnitude of loads for an array of applications. When applied correctly, they not only offer mechanical advantages, but also help to extend the efficiency and service life of a system.
Key Design Factors
A cable pulley system involves several important requirements in order to ensure ideal performance.
- What is the size of the load?
- Will the load be subjected to pushing, pulling, torsion, or bending?
- How will the ratio of cable size and pulley size, as well as their overall geometry, affect the transmission of power?
Anticipating these design scenarios in advance will make it easier to determine the correct combination of pulley and cable to use.
Cable Pulley System Design Process
For maximum performance between the cable and pulley, attention to the overall installation process is critical. Along every stage of the design and selection for both cable and pulley, consider these factors:
- Operational Environment
- Proper Alignment
- Load Capacity
- Cable Life Expectancy
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