LABMEMO6 - MEMO To Dylan Smith From Cindy Nguyen Section 907 Date Re Lab 6 Chains Purpose The primary objective of this lab is to understand the working

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MEMO To: Dylan Smith From: Cindy Nguyen Section: 907 Date: 10/17/16 Re: Lab 6 Chains Purpose: The primary objective of this lab is to understand the working of chains through simple experiments. Procedure: Students are given different types of chains with designated nomenclatures and determine specifications for each chain such as pitch, width, diameter and application. Given various sprockets, students examine the sprockets providing the manufacturer, ID, pitch, number of teeth and any additional information requested. In exercise two, students adjust the speed on the chain system and calculate theoretical/actual velocity ratios and the HP of both the driver and driven. Results: The results for the labs are enclosed in the attached forms. Conclusions/Recommendations: The two main functions of belt drives are material handling and power transmission and are mainly used because of their high power transmission to low cost ratio. They are similar to chains but have certain advantages that make them ideal for certain applications such as requiring no tension on the slack slide and unlimited shelf life. During this lab, students
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