Synchronous round belt is made by wire twisting. Its round design allows the wire belt to draw in 3-dimensional, makes easy to design linear-motion system instead of Belt drive or Rack and pinion, especially in limited space application. The helical construction contribute excellent low noise operation works with exclusive drive gear.
Synchromesh Drive Systems are intended for reciprocating motion applications and cannot be made endless.
Benefits and Design Features
• Synchronous motion
• Flexible in all directions
• Miniature in size
• High strength
• Small bending radius
• Low inertia
• Low tension required
• Chemically resistant
• Electrically conductive & insulated
In a synchromesh drive system, the drive cable replaces conventional timing belts. The cable consists of a core bundle of stranded stainless steel wires encapsulated in a nylon jacket. Wound spirally around the nylon jacket is another cable of similar construction. The spiral member is bonded to the core cable to provide functional stability under load. The pitch of the spiral winding is carefully controlled during the winding and bonding processes. The use of stranded wire and nylon resin produces an extremely flexible cable that opens up many new design possibilities.
Synchromesh drive pulleys have helical grooves on their outside diameter, to accurately engage the spiral convolutions on the drive cable. Cables up to 200 feet long, machined or molded pulleys, mounting attachments and end fittings are available at SDP/SI.