How To: Tension a V-belt

One of the most important aspects of installing a v-belt drive is the tension of the belt itself. An under-tightened drive will slip and not work property, and cause premature failure of the belt and sheaves. However, if you tighten the belts too much, you'll cause excess load on the bearings and risk snapping the belt. Proper tension on the belt will maximize the life of the belt and sheave, improve overall efficiency of the drive, and keep you moving. 

If you need some more assistance with your v-belt installation, give us a call. We'd be happy to talk you through the process, or even come to you and guide you step by step. Akron Bearing has the experience and expertise to help you get the job done.