For those wondering how to use those numbers:Numbers from the Prony Brake. The arm on the brake is 5.25 feet long X 950 pounds on the scale.
Hi GI,One more pain for brake operators, already doing a great job btw, but seeing the Winnepeg examples, it would be interesting to see pressure readings with some of Rollag's brake results. Of course, if adding that column with the brake readings, the top of the form could benefit from blanks for original and current MAWP as well. You know, just a couple excuses to make up new forms - though there is something nostalgic about using a form from long ago, especially with a moot error like a missing line!
Yes, quite some tangents, but interesting nonetheless! A belt slip experiment, if somebody could find time, would be neat.Belt slip is another issue. Listening to the belt chirp as we were pulling leaves no doubt about belt slip. Even if if it can't be heard, the belt is always slipping a bit. What we are really measuring is delivered horsepower and torque. I wonder how much torque and power would be measured if the brake mechanism was mounted directly on the belt pulley of the engine.
And to think that Ken apologized to derailing a thread . . .
Oh well, it is all good conversation.
Now I need to find a person to do a belt fixing demonstration.
Before we made a whole new set of belts for the threshing machine, there were a couple years I told my wife "we're not putting on a threshing demonstration; we're putting on a belt splicing demonstration!"Been there and done that on all scores!:bonk: