is in line with the previous roller is adjustable, in the sense that it canbe moved towards and away from the fixed roller.Figure 1 General description At a distance equal to sum of the diameters of smaller andlarger rollers (vertically down), two other rollers of relatively smallerdiameters (no.
) were positioned inline. Both the rollers werefixed in position and cannot be adjusted (in terms of centre to centredistance).The remaining two rollers are supposed to be of same diameteras that of the previous rollers and should lie along separate guide way.The centers of these rollers are pivoted to the ends of the levers whichare once again pivoted at the ram end. Roller no.
is fixed in position
while roller no.
can be moved towards and away from the otherroller. The entire setup is arranged in an enclosure, so that theenclosing sides act as suitable guides for free rolling of the rollers.
Basic working of the system:
In operation, the motor rotates the roller
which then makesthe belt to roll over it. Whenever the length of the roller is to beincreased, the hydraulic ram is operated so that the length of the ramshortens. In this transformation, the levers which are pivoted to theend of the ram come close, thus making the roller
to slide along theguide. It is important to note that a high tension spring is compressed