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Sprocket and Chain loading

  1. Oct 20, 2009 #1
    Hi everyone, im just looking at some calculations i did a while ago, where i have a hydraulic ram with a rotating sprocket on top, with chain passing over it attached to a load at the the other end. It is a similar set up to a forklift.

    My query is:

    Can the sprocket and chain set up be equated to rope on a pulley?
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 20, 2009 #2


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    The simple answer is 'yes'. A sprocket is essentially a pulley that minimizes slippage.
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