Mechanical Drives and It's types

Belt Drive , Gear drive & Chain drive.
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What are mechanical drives?
why mechanical Drives?
Types of mechanical drives
Chain drive
Gear drive
Belt drive
Disadvantages of drives
Advantages of drives
Material of drives
Selection of drive for real time application


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As a Engineering student in stream of mechanical / Automobile / Machine design / Manufacturing / Aeronautics / Marine, It is very important to know about the power transmission. Those power transmission which is caused by mechanical element / drives / linkages. In these course we are going to learn about the mechanical drives which facilitate the power transmission . There are mainly three types of drives such as belt drive, Gear drives and chain drives. We are focused on these type of drives and it's Various types, Application, advantages and disadvantages. As a Engineer / technical person it is very important to select the type of material based on driving load, type of drives, amount of energy in power transmission.

Some key terms you should know before entering into course.

1. Driver shaft  - it means the shaft which is directly connected to the motor / mechanical force / torque to transform motion is called as driver shaft

2  Driven shaft - it means the shaft which is drives by the Driver shaft

3. Relation between friction and slippage. Friction is inversely proportional to the slippage. If friction increases the slippage decreases. If the friction decreases the slippage increases.

4. Lubricant is used to smooth the operating mechanism in drives. Using proper regular lubrication shall increase the life span of drives . Lubricant helps to wear resist in drives.

Who this course is for:

  • In this course, One can learn about the mechanical drives from very basic to advance application and also it types, real time application, advantages and limitations. Drives such as belt drive, Chain drive and gear drive


Syed Nadheem
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I am working in the Research & Development , QA & RA in Active and passive medical device manufacturing industry for 4 years. And also i am TUV SUD certified Auditor ISO 13485:2016. I have trained 10000 + students. I am familiar with 7 + design softwares . All over my industry experience is based on design and development. I have familiar with the product design, tool design, Ergonomics , simulation engineering, fixture design, packaging design.

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