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A countershaft of engineering workshop is driven by electric motor with the help of canvas belt and pulley arrangement such that the speed of bet is 600 m/min and it transmits 50 KW. Find the difference between tension on either side of the belt.

(a) 5 KN

(b) 8 KN

(c) 9 KN

(d) 2 KN

The question was posed to me during an interview for a job.

My doubt stems from Mechanical Power Transmission in chapter Mechanical Power Transmission of Farm Machinery

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Right answer is (a) 5 KN

Explanation: P = (T1 – T2) * v

50 * 1000 = (T1 – T2) * 10

T1 – T2 = 5 KN.

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