Mechanical power transmission transfers power and rotation from one place to another using mechanical elements. It involves components such as gears, pulleys, belts, chains, shafts, and couplings.
These components work together to transmit rotary motion and torque from a power source to a driven device, such as a machine tool or a conveyor.
Mechanical power transmission has several advantages, including its reliability, versatility, and low cost compared to other forms of power transmission, such as electrical or hydraulic power transmission. Mechanical power transmission is also well-suited for applications that require high torque and power density, such as heavy-duty machinery and industrial equipment.
A mechanical shaft is a rotating member usually of circular cross-section either solid or hollow, which transmits power and rotational motion
Mechanical power transmission is the transfer of energy from where it’s generated to a place where it is used to perform work using simple machines, linkages and mechanical power transmission elements.
Shaft splines & serrations are used to transmit rotational torque on the same axis and connect mechanical elements such as gears and pulleys.
Shaft key selection and keyway design should consider key types, correct fit, Key material, shaft material, load, fatigue & safety factors
A Key is used on a shaft keyway to retain mechanical power transmission components such as gear drives and pulleys to transmit power
Pillow block bearing units are housed bearing with a machined mounting surface and used in the mechanical transmission to support shafts.
The shaft stress concentration factor quantifies the stress concentration and is defined as the ratio of the maximum stress to the nominal stress
Keys and keyways secure the hub and shaft to prevent relative movement between a power transmitting shaft and an attached component.