Sheaves are grooved wheels used to transmit rotational power and torque. They are used in conjunction with a belt which utilizes friction to turn the sheave. Two common types of sheaves include quick-detaching (QD) and variable pitch. Quick-detaching sheaves facilitate convenient mounting and dismounting. They are ideal for situations where sheaves must be changed frequently. Variable pitch sheaves enable speed adjustment. Other kinds of sheaves include taperlock and plain bore. Sheaves are common in conveyors and fans.
- Plain Bore
- Variable Pitch