rope drive

rope drive

[′rōp ‚drīv]
(mechanical engineering)
A system of ropes running in grooved pulleys or sheaves to transmit power over distances too great for belt drives.
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2, number 3 is sliding door rope fixing plate, number 4 is sliding door rope fixing support plate, number 5 is sliding door rope deflecting pulley, number 6 is drive rope, number 7 is rope drive mechanism's body and number 8 is drive motor.
The rope drive has been modified accordingly: a 20 mm rope is sufficient for the ASR 7's lighter loads, instead of a 25 mm rope.
The rope drive has pulleys in two different sizes, both on the drive wheel and seed container.
"So we found a beat-up 1962 Pontiac Tempest--the one with the rear transaxle and 'rope drive'--and fitted our system to it.
Mr Watkin did note that the engine had been modified (McNaughted) for greater efficiency and that the noisy gears had been replaced by a rope drive.