pikchain®: Driven by passion, part 3

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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. 

[forcecaption]pikchain® with servo motor, which drives one of the rear sprocket via a shaft.

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! 

[forcecaption]You see here the drive sprocket and 2 other deflection sprockets.

[forcecaption]The other side: 2 deflection sprockets for the belt drive.