This Lovejoy hexadrive variable speed pulley with 6 inch outer diameter is made of cast iron and comes with one groove. It fits a broad range of variable-speed belts suitable for use in many power transmission drives, including agricultural equipment, food packaging machines, and air handling systems. The hexagonal-shaped center shaft is covered in elastomer, preventing metal-to-metal contact of the sliding surfaces and negating the need for lubrication of the shaft. This pulley is made of cast iron for resistance to wear, corrosion, and galling. It is designed for variable-speed drives for applications requiring speed changes and has one groove for use with single belts. V-belt pulleys (sheaves) are used in a wide range of mechanical and electronic drives, including HVAC units, farm machinery, food processing equipment, and home appliances, among others.
V-belt pulleys (sheaves) are the component in a power transmission drive that transmits power to the belt. Typically made of cast iron, the pulleys and the V-belts that loop around them match in form – wide (classical) or narrow, single or multi-grooved. V-belt pulleys are found in drive designs in the agriculture, textile, printing, mining, and office equipment industries.
Lovejoy manufactures V-belt pulleys and other power transmission products. The company, founded in 1900 and headquartered in Downer’s Grove, IL, provides tools that meet American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Deutsches Institut für Normung (DIN) standards, and others.