Sprocket St Louis

A sprocket[1] or sprocket-wheel[2] is a profiled wheel with teeth or cogs[3] that mesh with a chain, track or other perforated or indented material.[4][5] The name “sprocket” applies generally to any wheel upon which are radial projections that engage a chain passing over it. It is distinguished from a gear in that sprockets are never meshed together directly, and differs from a pulley in that sprockets have teeth and pulleys are smooth. The word “sprockets” may also be used to refer to the teeth on the wheel.[6]

Sprockets are used in bicycles, motorcycles, cars, tracked vehicles, chainsaws and other machinery either to transmit rotary motion between two shafts where gears are unsuitable or to impart linear motion to a track, tape etc. Perhaps the most common form of sprocket may be found in the bicycle, in which the pedal shaft carries a large sprocket-wheel, which drives a chain, which, in turn, drives a small sprocket on the axle of the rear wheel. Early automobiles were also largely driven by sprocket and chain mechanism, a practice largely copied from bicycles.

Sprockets are of various designs, a maximum of efficiency being claimed for each by its originator. Sprockets typically do not have a flange. Some sprockets used with timing belts have flanges to keep the timing belt centered. Sprockets and chains are also used for power transmission from one shaft to another where slippage is not admissible, sprocket chains being used instead of belts or ropes and sprocket-wheels instead of pulleys. They can be run at high speed and some forms of chain are so constructed as to be noiseless even at high speed.

Advanced Jiffy Machine Products, Inc was established in January of 1979 as a general machine shop, doing work for area industries and aerospace companies. The company started out in downtown Monett, Missouri, and in July of 1982 moved into a new 4500 square foot climate controlled building located in the Industrial Park. In 1983, we added gear manufacturing to our product line to branch out and add a needed specialized service to our business. As our business and customer base has grown over the years, we have been through two more expansions making our building 8000 square feet.