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Introducing Pulleys Into Cable Systems: Key Factors to Consider for Your Design


Key Factors in Design and Production for Optimal Performance of Pulleys in Cable Systems

For optimal performance and longevity of a pulley in a cable system there are several key factors to consider along every stage of the design and selection process. The cable and the pulley need to consider elements such as environmental exposures, alignments, life expectancies, assembly, and more. 

This paper identifies the key factors for each stage in the design and selection process from design to installation. It emphasizes the importance of selecting pulleys with high tread diameters and properly sized grooves to minimize fatigue and wear on the cable. Additionally, it underscores the significance of choosing suitable jacketing and lubrication options to enhance performance and cycle life while providing guidelines for proper installation practices to maximize system reliability.