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Belt pulley system or Lead Screw(s) to lift large platform?

Discussion in 'General Talk' started by Sid Murthy, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. Sid Murthy

    Sid Murthy Well-Known
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    I have large rectangular platform that I want to lift on vertical axis.

    I was wondering the pros/cons of using either approach or is something like a linear actuator best option? Can one method hold more weight than the other?
     
  2. JustinTime

    JustinTime Master
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    What to use depend on many factors but to put it in a very general perspective use lead screw to lift heavy and not as fast and belt for fast and not as heavy.
     
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  3. Barry Danks

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    Anything you lift with a belt you'll need to add a brake to hold the load...
    I'd go with lead screw...You lose about 40% in efficiency but you won't notice it
     
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