What’s the best tension for my drive?
- A general rule of thumb is that tension can be estimated by measuring the deflection of the belt at the middle of the span. Under proper tension, the deflection should be about 1/64th the center distance.
- A closer estimate can be obtained from the table below.
- The exact tension depends on specific drive information: the diameters of the sheaves, the center distance, the speed and horsepower, etc. Contact our sales personnel for a drive calculation tailored to your specific drive.