Category: Belt Tension

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 »

How to Avoid Drive Belt Elongation

The use of belts or chains to drive industrial equipment is common in nearly every industry. Countless pieces of equipment of all sizes are operated using one of these drive technologies. Avoiding drive belt elongation is essential with any belt or chain driven equipment. The use of pulleys and belts or chains and sprockets to… Read more »

Why Proper Drive Belt Tension is Vital

V-belts and synchronous belts are used in a variety of industrial and mechanical applications. These belts need to be aligned correctly, but they also must be operated at the correct tension. Here’s why proper drive belt tension is so important. Performance of the drive Equipment that relies on drive belts is designed to operate with… Read more »