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Method for Setting Belt Tension

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044563D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 74K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bishop, RW: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Tension in a belt is precisely set by measuring the deflection of the belt caused by a predetermined force. The measurement tool is calibrated to a predetermined deflection due to a predetermined force on the test probe. The tool is mounted to the frame of the device carrying the belt, and the belt tension is adjusted. Shown in the figure is the tension tool 10 mounted on a frame 11 having a belt 13 mounted between two pulleys. The tool has a probe 12 connected to a deflection measuring mechanism within housing 14. As probe 12 is pushed into housing 14, gauge 16 indicates the deflection of the probe. Tool 10 is mounted in a predetermined position on frame 11. This position is defined by reference pins or holes that tool 10 engages. In the predetermined position of tool 10, probe 12 will engage belt 13.

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Method for Setting Belt Tension

Tension in a belt is precisely set by measuring the deflection of the belt caused by a predetermined force. The measurement tool is calibrated to a predetermined deflection due to a predetermined force on the test probe. The tool is mounted to the frame of the device carrying the belt, and the belt tension is adjusted. Shown in the figure is the tension tool 10 mounted on a frame 11 having a belt 13 mounted between two pulleys. The tool has a probe 12 connected to a deflection measuring mechanism within housing 14. As probe 12 is pushed into housing 14, gauge 16 indicates the deflection of the probe. Tool 10 is mounted in a predetermined position on frame 11. This position is defined by reference pins or holes that tool 10 engages. In the predetermined position of tool 10, probe 12 will engage belt 13. When belt 13 has the proper tension, probe 12 will indicate a predetermined deflection. Tension in belt 13 is adjusted by moving one of the pulleys.

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