Carl J. Huemmer


Gears and Bearings March 1, 1999

Tensioning belt drives

Whack the belt with a karate chop, and if it feels firm, the drive is properly tensioned." "Press the belt with your thumb until it deflects about 1/2 in." "Tension the drive until you get a slight bow in the slack side when it is running.

By Carl J. Huemmer