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.
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.