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Introduction to Leaf Chain Sheave

  1. Leaf chain sheave is a type of pulley used in various industrial applications.
  2. It is designed to support and guide leaf chains in lifting and conveying equipment.
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  4. The sheave has grooves that align with the leaf chain links to ensure smooth operation.
  5. Leaf chain sheaves are commonly used in material handling systems and overhead cranes.
  6. They play a crucial role in providing efficient and reliable power transmission.

Types of Sheave Pulleys

  1. Fixed Sheave Pulleys: These pulleys have a stationary position and do not move.
  2. Adjustable Sheave Pulleys: These pulleys can be adjusted to change the speed ratio.
  3. Wire Rope Sheave Pulleys: Specifically designed for wire ropes used in lifting applications.
  4. Nylon Sheave Pulleys: Made from nylon material for reduced friction and wear.
  5. Steel Sheave Pulleys: Constructed from steel for durability and strength.
  6. Cast Iron Sheave Pulleys: Known for their high load-bearing capacity and resistance to wear.

What is a Sheave on a Pulley?

  1. A sheave on a pulley is a wheel with a grooved rim used to hold a belt, rope, or chain.
  2. It rotates on an axle and is designed to change the direction of force in a system.
  3. The grooves on the sheave help to prevent slippage and ensure smooth operation.
  4. Sheaves can come in various materials such as steel, cast iron, or nylon.
  5. They are essential components in power transmission systems and lifting equipment.

What are Sheaves Used For?

  1. Sheaves are used to transmit power between shafts at different speeds.
  2. They are commonly used in belt and chain-driven systems for mechanical advantage.
  3. Sheaves help to maintain tension in belts and chains for smooth operation.
  4. They are crucial in lifting applications for guiding and supporting cables or ropes.
  5. Sheaves are utilized in material handling equipment for efficient movement of goods.
  6. They play a key role in the operation of overhead cranes and hoists.

Process of Sheave Pulley


The mold is prepared according to the design specifications of the sheave pulley.

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The molten metal is poured into the mold to create the desired shape of the sheave pulley.

Raw Materials

The raw materials used for sheave pulleys can vary from steel to nylon, depending on the application.


The sheave pulleys are manufactured using precision machining and quality control processes.


Each sheave pulley undergoes rigorous testing to ensure quality and performance standards are met.

Antirust Treatment

The sheave pulleys are treated with anti-rust coatings to enhance durability and longevity.

Separate Inspection

After production, each sheave pulley is inspected individually to check for any defects or imperfections.


Finally, the sheave pulleys are marked with relevant information such as size, load capacity, and manufacturing date.

How do you adjust sheave pulleys?

  1. Identify the adjustable sheave pulley on the system.
  2. Loosen the set screws on the sheave to allow for adjustment.
  3. Rotate the sheave to the desired position for the required speed ratio.
  4. Secure the sheave in place by tightening the set screws.
  5. Check the alignment and tension of the belt or chain after adjustment.
  6. Test the system to ensure smooth operation at the new speed ratio.
  7. Regularly monitor and adjust sheave pulleys as needed for optimal performance.

About HZPT

HZPT, established in 2006, is a leading manufacturer of precision transmission components based in Hangzhou. We specialize in producing various industrial components and can customize products according to your requirements. Our company has a strong reputation in Europe and America for providing top-quality products at competitive prices.

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