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Introduction to Manhole Sheave

  • Manhole sheave is a type of pulley system used for lifting heavy loads in construction and industrial settings.
  • It is designed to provide mechanical advantage by changing the direction of the force applied to lift objects.
  • Manhole sheaves are commonly used in conjunction with wire ropes or cables to facilitate lifting operations.
  • They are typically made of high-strength materials such as steel or aluminum to ensure durability and reliability.
  • Manhole sheaves come in various sizes and configurations to suit different lifting requirements.

Types of Sheave Pulleys

1. Fixed Pulleys

Fixed pulleys have a stationary axle and are used to change the direction of the force applied without providing any mechanical advantage.

2. Movable Pulleys

Movable pulleys have a freely moving axle and provide mechanical advantage by reducing the amount of force required to lift a load.

3. Compound Pulleys

Compound pulleys combine both fixed and movable pulleys to provide a greater mechanical advantage for lifting heavy loads.

4. Snatch Blocks

Snatch blocks are specialty pulleys that can be attached to a fixed point to redirect the path of a rope or cable.

5. Wire Rope Sheaves

Wire rope sheaves are specifically designed for use with wire ropes and cables, providing smooth operation and reducing wear on the ropes.

6. Nylon Sheaves

Nylon sheaves are lightweight and corrosion-resistant, making them ideal for use in marine and outdoor applications.

What is a Sheave on a Pulley?

  • A sheave on a pulley is a wheel or roller with a groove around its circumference, designed to hold a rope, cable, or belt.
  • It helps guide the rope or cable along the pulley and provides support for the load being lifted.
  • The groove in the sheave prevents the rope or cable from slipping off during operation.
  • Sheaves can be made of various materials such as steel, aluminum, or nylon, depending on the application.
  • They come in different sizes and configurations to accommodate different rope or cable diameters.

What are Sheaves Used For?

1. Lifting Heavy Loads

Sheaves are commonly used for lifting heavy loads in construction, manufacturing, and industrial settings.

2. Reducing Friction

Sheaves help reduce friction between the rope or cable and the pulley, allowing for smoother operation.

3. Changing Direction of Force

Sheaves are used to change the direction of the force applied to lift objects, making it easier to move loads vertically or horizontally.

4. Transmitting Power

Sheaves can be used to transmit power between different parts of a machine or equipment.

5. Tensioning Systems

Sheaves are used in tensioning systems to maintain proper tension in belts, ropes, or cables.

6. Load Balancing

Sheaves can be used to distribute the load evenly across multiple ropes or cables, ensuring balanced lifting operations.

Process of Sheave Pulley

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The mold is prepared according to the design specifications of the sheave pulley.


The molten metal is poured into the mold to create the desired shape of the sheave pulley.

Raw Materials

High-quality materials such as steel or aluminum are used to ensure durability and strength of the sheave pulley.


The sheave pulley is manufactured using precision machining techniques to meet quality standards.


The sheave pulley undergoes rigorous testing to ensure it meets performance and safety requirements.

Antirust Treatment

The sheave pulley is treated with anti-rust coatings to protect it from corrosion and prolong its lifespan.

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Seperate Inspection

Each sheave pulley is individually inspected to ensure it meets the specified dimensions and quality standards.


Each sheave pulley is marked with identification codes for traceability and quality control.

How do you adjust Sheave Pulleys?

1. Loosen the Set Screw

Begin by loosening the set screw on the sheave pulley to allow for adjustment.

2. Adjust the Position

Move the sheave pulley to the desired position along the shaft to change the tension or alignment.

3. Tighten the Set Screw

Once the adjustment is made, tighten the set screw to secure the sheave pulley in place.

4. Check Alignment

Ensure that the sheave pulleys are properly aligned to prevent premature wear and ensure smooth operation.

5. Test Operation

Test the operation of the sheave pulleys to ensure they are functioning correctly after adjustment.

6. Regular Maintenance

Perform regular maintenance checks on the sheave pulleys to ensure they are properly adjusted and in good working condition.

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