Winch and Pulley Kit
This kit provides the ability to implement a winch and pulley system and create block and tackle mechanisms to utilizeutilise mechanical advantage.
- Lift, lower, hang, drag and more.
- Configurable for many applications.
- Ratchet and Pawl can be engaged to prevent back driving.
Ratchet & Pawl Options
The image to the right shows how the pawl engages with the ratchet wheel. The VEX Ratchet and Pawl must be mounted in specific configuration to avoid slipping of the Ratchet Gear. The image to the right illustrates proper mounting of the VEX Pawl in relation to the VEX Ratchet Gear.
The pawl can be spring loaded with a rubber band so it is always in contact with the ratchet wheel, or alternately can be driven with a servo or motor so the user can control engagement.
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(1) Winch Bracket
(1) Winch Drum
(1) Ratchet Gear
(1) Winch Pawl
(8) VEX Pulley
(1) Rope Section 4-foot (122cm)
Winch Bracket: Cold Rolled Steel per ASTM A-1008 CS Type B (approx 40ksi tensile strength)
Green Parts: Acetal
Rope: Nylon, Solid Braided (Ultimate Tensile Strength: 100lbs)
Winch Bracket: 0.190 lbs
Winch Drum: 0.024 lbs
Ratchet Gear: 0.012 lbs
Winch Pawl: 0.002 lbs
VEX Pulley: 0.006 lbs
Rope Section: 0.010 lbs
Rope Diameter Size: 0.125" (3.18mm)
Ratchet Gear mates with the Pawl only
Winch Drum, Ratchet Gear, Pawl and Pulleys work with VEX Drive Shafts 0.125" (3.2mm)