Mechanical shaft is an important part of contemporary mechanical equipment. Its role is to support and bear the load.
Mechanical design, especially automation design, plays a very critical role for factory machines, because the shaft is the most important connecting part in machinery. Whether it is the driving element or the transmission part that provides power, it needs the mechanical shaft to connect.
The shaft is the most important component of all transmission systems. It can be said that the mechanical shaft is the core part of motion. Therefore, the mechanical shaft is the most important part in the whole mechanical design.
First of all, we need to understand what is a mechanical shaft?
A shaft is basically a rotating part of any machine with a circular cross-section for transmitting power from one part to another or from a power generator to a power absorber. To transmit power, one end of the shaft is connected to the power source and the other end is connected to the machine. The shaft can be solid or hollow as needed, and the hollow shaft helps reduce weight and provides advantages.
Mechanical shafts are one of the most important components used in machines. They are used to support rotating parts. For example, pulleys and gears are supported by bearings located in a rigid machine housing, and gears and pulleys located on the shaft help to transmit motion.
Many other rotating elements are mounted on the shaft by keys. Due to the reaction force of the components supported by the shaft and the torque generated by power transmission, they bear bending moments and torques. The shaft always has a circular cross-section and can be hollow or solid.
What is shaftless transmission?
Shaftless transmission has actually begun to be widely used in life. It saves a lot of manpower and material resources to a certain extent, and often adds a lot of convenience to factories. In fact, its principle is not complicated.
In fact, it is a shaft that rotates all the time in one direction, with spiral wound blades on it. The shaft drives the blades to rotate, and the rotation of the blades is the direct power source for conveying materials. In fact, this principle is very simple, but the working principle of screw conveyors with or without shafts is the same. Even for different models or different uses, the principle is the same. The advantage of no shaft is that the conveying capacity is large, Then some viscous materials can be transported, which is much more convenient for use and cleaning.
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