I've been working with a Design table driven sprocket to cover all our needs and this is what I have come up with.
- Having all this information in one place, with the same design is AMAZING. I no longer need to remake chain when ever I switch out a sprocket. In fact I might be able to add an assembly with 10 or so sprockets and the chain to templates and even have that amount of work done for me.
- The Design table is quite cumbersome. There's a lot of relevant dims and features and it could just be my inexperience with excel, but its a slow process to add configurations.
- Should I worry about having too many configurations? on my 2nd attempt I had a BUNCH. After a while it seemed like the DT was slower and Slower to open.
- Should I consider making a few general copies to keep the configuration number down? Maybe organize by tooth count or chain type?
So this is my first draft, can anyone stop by and punch a bunch of holes in my balloon?
Dennis' Gear with DT
USA Roller Chain