I'm an electrical Engineer working as Industrial Engineer here in Brazil. I'm working on a steelmill industry, and I've being making some improvements on the process. The newest one was the implementation of a safer device to reduce the diameter of a bundle of bended wire. To do that, I've assembled the machine that is represented on the attached picture.
So I use this device to reduce the diameter of the bundle, to do that I'm using steel cords to embrace the bundle, and them the gearmotor will start to run, choking the bundle until it stays with a lesser diamenter.
The problem is, when the motor stops to run, the steel cord will get a little loosen. I think that this problem is happening due to the chain that I'm using to transfer the power from the gearbox to the shaft.
I'm thinking that this problem can be solved by using a coupling to couple the gearbox directly on the shaft (as shown on the image attached).
Do you guys think that with this action, the problem of the bundle getting loosen by the stop of the gearbox will be solved?