When it comes to maintaining your business’ belt-driven equipment, pulley alignment is only one half of the equation.
If belts aren’t properly tensioned, they can wear prematurely and cause equipment malfunctions as well.
The Importance of Belt Alignment Tools
Belts aren’t cheap, and neither are equipment breakdowns.
By checking and re-tensioning belts regularly, however, you can significantly extend their lifespans and prevent costly downtime.
Tensioning also provides a good opportunity to inspect belts for wear and tear so you can order replacement parts before aging belts fail completely.
How Our Belt Tensioning Meter Can Help
At Seiffert Industrial, we design and manufacture our own sonic belt tensioning meters that measure tension by analyzing the harmonic properties of a belt’s vibration frequency.
- They’re accurate, portable and easy to use.
- All you have to do is input the width and length of the belt, and then hold the sensor near the belt to measure its vibration frequency.
- These meters can also be programmed to remember up to 20 different belt constants.
Sonic belt tension meters can be used in conjunction with the Pulley Partner and Pulley Pro laser alignment tools to keep all of your belt-driven equipment in good working order.
By maintaining pulley alignment as well as belt tension, you can keep stress on machinery components to a minimum.
This can save your business a whole lot of time and money in the long run.
To learn more about our pulley alignment tools, and to see them in action, check out the video below!