Category: Belt Tension

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 »

Signs of Belt Tension Failure

PulleyPro for Belt Tensioning

You want your belt tensioner working well or else you’ve got problems! The tensioner maintains the right amount of tension on the belt at all times while it’s “on.” If and when the tension is wrong, then other components, like an alternator or water pump, will work harder and are more likely to fail. If… Read more »

Is It Time to Tighten the Conveyor Belt on Your Industrial Machine?

Conveyer system depending on an aligned belt

How’s your conveyor belt doing lately? Is it due for a tightening? The belt is so important since it essentially runs the conveyor, which, in turn, moves products. You want it to have proper tension and it’s a good idea to maintain your belt and/or inspect it every so often to ensure that it’s working… Read more »

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 »

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 »