Let me start off with by priors. I love gears. I love chain & sprockets. Pulleys and belts? Not a fan.
I know I am wrong to be so biased against them but gears and sprockets have been good to me.
I am going to try to remedy that situation. I want to design and build a chassis using belts in the offseason. Detroit was a week ago… …time to turn the page and start driving CAD.
Where to start? Can anyone point me to some best practices for using a belt on a CIM shaft (or similar – Mini-CIM, NEO, Versa Planetary, CIM-sim, …).
What belt size? what pulleys? tensioning or tight by design? Point to good examples in CAD or photos is always helpful.
Help teach an old dog new tricks.
Thanks in advance.