Roach Screw Type Auxiliary Type Take-Up (For Belt Conveyors)

TYPE: Conveyor Accessories

MODEL: Roach Take-Up

Screw Type Auxiliary take ups are the most common take ups for belt conveyors.

The Roach Screw Type Auxiliary Take-Up (For Belt Rollers) is the most commonly used manual take up. With a screw take up system, the take up pulley rotates in two bearing blocks which may slide on stationery guideways with the help of two screws.


  • The tension is created by the two screws which are tightened and periodically adjusted with a spanner
  • It is preferable to use screws with trapezoidal thread to decrease the effort required to tighten the belt
  • Screw Type Auxiliary Take-Ups are the most common take-ups used for Roach Models 725TB, 700SB, 700BSB, 450BOS, 796RB, 796RBF, 700SBF and 751RB 
  • Take ups:
    • Ensure adequate tension of the belt leaving the drive pulley to avoid any slippage of the belt
    • Compensate for changes in belt length due to elongation
    • Ensure proper belt tension at the loading and other points along the conveyor
    • Provide extra length of belt when necessary for splicing purposes

For more information on Screw Type Auxiliary Take Ups for Belt Conveyors please contact a Thomas Conveyor & Equipment Automation Engineer at 844 220 0086 or click on the Contact Us button above.

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Products specifications
Take Up 4" Aux. Take Up: (2) 4" dia. pulleys with 1-3/16"dia. shaft, machine crowned
Take Up 6" Aux. Take Up: (2) 6" dia. pulleys with 1-7/16"dia. shaft, machine crowned
Frames Depth of (4") 8" x 10 ga. formed steel, depth of (6") 9-1/2" x 10 ga. formed steel
Take Up 24" belt take up
Bearings Heavy duty, relubable, ball bearings with cast iron housings