Hello out there,
Today I just want to come back to the following topic: The drive.
In one of my last Blogs from 10th of December I wrote you that we have changed the rear sprockets. At this time I could show you only a drawing of the new design. You remember? If not, just take a quick look of it again.
Today I add for you 2 photos which show the reality of the new drive system. This concept has very important advantages:
- This drive system engages with the chain at many different places at the same time. So you have a very smooth start.
- The belt can be retensioned.
- Because of the innovative design the bending radius of the pikchain® doesn’t have any longer an influence to the size of the rear sprockets. Now you have one standard rear sprocket for every pikchain®-radius and you don’t have to think about pitches etc. anymore.
Of course there is still the other way to drive the pikchain®: One of the rear sprockets is connected directly to the servo motor, which is located at the backside of the pikchain®. See photo. If you like to have detail drawings, please contact me.
Of course you are free to drive the pikchain® directly by on e of the main pikchain® pulleys: See also my Blog “Driven by passion” But you need a special design for the pulleys. It has to have a profile that fits to the outer gliding elements of the pikchain® in this way, that the pulley is working like a sprocket. Again: If you wish detail drawings, don’t hesitate to contact me.
Don’t waste you time with the drive: Drive yourself to the real challenges to design your pikchain®.. If you have questions how to design the pikchain® drive: Just call us!