Most screw type take-ups ensure adequate tension on conveyor belts.
The Screw Type Auxiliary Take-Up (for Live 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 guide ways 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 on Roach Models 138VP, 196VP, 138LR, 196CALR, 196ZPA and 251CALR for additional belt take-up.
All belt conveyors require the use of some form of take up device to ensure:
For more information on Screw Type Auxiliary Take Ups, please contact a Thomas Conveyor & Equipment Automation Engineer at 844 220 0086 or click on the Contact Us button above.