Category: Belt Tension

What Are the Advantages of Belt Tension Meters?

Sonic Belt Tensioning Meter

What’s a tension meter? It’s a device used to measure tension in belts or other things such as wires and cables. Just like other measuring devices, a tension meter needs frequent calibration. The Advantages of Belt Tension Meters What are some advantages of belt tension meters? If you’re looking for precise, accurate measurements, you’ll get… Read more »

Improper Machine Belt Tension Can Lead to Costly Shutdowns

Belt Misalignment

Machine belts need to be tensioned properly in order to work well. If the tension is “off,” the belt will ride either too tight or too loose on the pulley. When this happens, there will be slippage. Heat will build up from friction, and it’s highly likely that a belt will crack or break. If… Read more »

How The Right Belt Transmission Alignment Helps Your Machines

Belt Alignment and Tensioning Simulator KX-6550-ST Training Package (1)

A misaligned belt can cause all sorts of undesirable issues for business. For starters, it can put a machine you rely on down for the count as you wait for it to be repaired. What’s more, a misaligned machine is like a disease that spreads to other organs, as it can increase the wear and… Read more »

Helpful Hints For Using a Sonic Belt Tensioning Meter

Sonic Belt Tensioning Meter

Countless industrial businesses that use machine belts have benefited greatly from using a Sonic Belt Tensioning Meter. To paraphrase, a Sonic Belt Tensioning Meter is used to make sure belts are working efficiently and have the correct belt tension. They provide the answers you need to determine whether or not the tension of the machine’s… Read more »

Tips for Extending the Life of Your V-Belt

Infographic on Making V-Belts Last - Preventative Maintenance & Safety for Belt Drives

When you’re installing a new V-belt on a piece of equipment, it’s essential to make sure it gets done the right way. If the installation is not done properly, you could end up inadvertently shortening the lifespan of your V-belt and having to replace it sooner than expected. There are also other steps you can… Read more »