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Synchromesh Drive Systems

Synchromesh Drive Systems are intended for reciprocating motion applications and cannot be made endless.


(Above) a good example of a liner motion solution using Synchromesh.

Benefits and Design Features
  • Synchronous motion
  • Flexible in all directions
  • Miniature in size
  • High strength
  • Small bending radius
  • Lightweight
  • Low inertia
  • Low tension required
  • Chemically resistant
  • Electrically conductive & insulated


In a synchromesh drive system, the drive cable replaces conventional timing belts. The cable consists of a core bundle of stranded stainless steel wires encapsulated in a nylon jacket. Wound spirally around the nylon jacket is another cable of similar construction. The spiral member is bonded to the core cable to provide functional stability under load. The pitch of the spiral winding is carefully controlled during the winding and bonding processes. The use of stranded wire and nylon resin produces an extremely flexible cable that opens up many new design possibilities.

Synchromesh drive pulleys have helical grooves on their outside diameter, to accurately engage the spiral convolutions on the drive cable. Cables up to 200 feet long, machined or molded pulleys, mounting attachments and end fittings are available at SDP/SI.


This video shows how the Synchromesh Cable works for linear motion.
 

Profile Pitch Pitch Length Type Material Buy Now
Synchromesh Pulley Cable 3.048 mm per meter Cable 304 Stainless Steel Core with Nylon Casing
Synchromesh Pulley Cable 3.81 mm per meter Cable 305 Stainless Steel Core with Nylon Casing
Synchromesh Pulley Cable 5.08 mm per meter Cable 306 Stainless Steel Core with Nylon Casing
Synchromesh Pulley Cable 6.35 mm per meter Cable
307 Stainless Steel Core with Nylon Casing
Synchromesh Pulleys (Inch / Metric)

Commercial Synchromesh Pulleys


Synchromesh Pulleys are plastic drive pulleys with helical grooves on their outside diameter to enable accurate engagement with the spiral pattern on the drive cable. The pulleys are available in the following pitches: .120, .150, .200 and .250.


Commercial Synchromesh Attachments

Commercial Synchromesh Attachments


A variety of attachments are offered for use with the synchromesh cable such as loop sleeves, plugs, eyes, for convenient screw mounting and thimbles. Stainless Steel thimbles provide loop support at higher loads & protect cables from wear when motion is present.