Function of cone pulley drive in lathe machines - Basic Mechanical Engineering

Q.  What is the function of cone pulley drive in lathe machines?
- Published on 01 Sep 15

a. Drive the lead screw
b. Change the spindle speed
c. Drive the tail-stock
d. All of the above

ANSWER: Change the spindle speed


  • Sravanthi    -Posted on 12 Nov 15
    - Lathe machine consists of six basic elements such as: Bed, headstock, tailstock, carriage, lead screw and feed drive.

    - The headstock is used to support spindle and to house the main drive. It is fastened to left hand end of the lathe bed.

    - The spindle is used for holding the workpieces. Chuck is a holding device which is mounted on the spindle.

    - Main drive is used to drive the spindle and to change the spindle speed.

    - Gear box or cone pulley drive are the main drives and these are powdered by an electric motor.

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