Power transmitting capacity of belt drives - Basic Mechanical Engineering

Q.  Which of the following statements are false for belt drives?

1. Belt drive is used in applications having constant speed drive
2. Belt drives can be used at extremely high speeds
3. Belt drives have low power transmitting capacity
4. Belt drives need continuous lubrication

- Published on 01 Sep 15

a. 1 and 2
b. 1, 2 and 3
c. 2, 3 and 4
d. 1, 2 and 4

ANSWER: 1, 2 and 4


  • Sravanthi   -Posted on 06 Nov 15
    - Belt drives cannot be used in applications where constant speed ratio is needed.

    - These drives have short life compared to gear drives.

    - These drives cannot be used at high speeds, when centrifugal effect reduces power transmitting capacity.

    - These drives have low power transmitting capacity.

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