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The pitch of a chain is 200 mm. An 8 sprocket is operating at 250 rpm and driving a 25 teeth sprocket through the drain. The tension in the chain is 15 KN. Determine the maximum power.

(a) 100 kw

(b) 200 kw

(c) 300 kw

(d) 400 kw

The question was posed to me in an internship interview.

My question is from Mechanical Power Transmission in division Mechanical Power Transmission of Farm Machinery

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Correct answer is (a) 100 kw

Best explanation: velocity=\(\frac{TPN}{60}=\frac{8*0.2*250}{60}\) =  6.667 m/s

Power = 15000*\(\frac{8*0.2*250}{60}\) = 100 kw.

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