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Sonic Tension Meter
Sonic Tension Meter
Belt Tension Meter  

Get consistent, accurate belt tension readings every time!

Importance of correct belt tension for peak performance.

  • Tension the belt too low: 
    • Belt may ratchet (skip teeth on pulley)
    • Belt life may be decreased due to increased flex fatigue 
  • Tension the belt too high:
    • System bearing life may be decreased due to excessive bearing loads               
    • Belt life may be decreased due to excessive belt tensile loads

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Gates Mectrol PDF File Industrial Timing Belt Catalog

Gates Sonic Tension Meter measures belt tension by analyzing the harmonic characteristics of a vibrating belt. Strum the belt like a guitar string and the meter takes care of the rest. Belts, like strings, vibrate at a particular natural frequency based on mass and span length. Gates Sonic Tension Meter simply converts this frequency into a measurement of tension.

Usage Overview:

First, enter belt mass constant, belt width and span length into meter using built-in keypad. Next, hold meter sensor to belt span, then lightly strum belt to make it vibrate. Press “measure” button to obtain reading and the meter quickly converts vibrations into belt tension. Readings are displayed on LCD screen.

Use the standard cord sensor to reach inside cramped compartments where conventional measurements would be impossible. An optional flexible sensor can be bent and re-positioned for convenient, one-hand operation. Use the optional inductive sensor to measure belt tensions in high-noise or windy environments.

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Warranty Info

For technical information on Model 508C :
Phone: 303.744.5800 • Fax: 303.744.4600

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