Belt, Sheaves & Pulleys

A belt is a loop of flexible material used to link two or more rotating shafts mechanically, most often parallel. A sheave is a pulley with a grooved wheel for holding a belt, wire rope, or rope. A pulley is a wheel on an axle or shaft that is designed to support movement and change of direction of a taut cable or belt, or transfer of power between the shaft and cable or belt.