A roller chain drive unit for use with the TM1018
The optional drive units work with the TM1018 Base Unit for dynamic tests on performance, allowing comparison with the gear drive. For extended experiments, the optional drives each include three different methods of adjusting their tension to show how this affects performance. The three methods include:
- Distance between drive pulleys
- Fixed tension pulley
- Spring tension pulley
With each drive unit, TecQuipment supplies a tension spring and a spring balance to set the tension of the tension pulley.
The shafts of all drive units run on maintenance-free, low friction ball races.