Timing chain tensioners will improve
the operation of chain drives by keeping the tension constant. Because
the tensioners are effective in
reduction of noise
uniform & more efficient transmission
of drive torque
extending life of chains
These units are easy to install &
maintenance-free. The spring-loaded units, available in rotational
& movement types, will automatically keep the tension constant,
eliminating frequent manual adjustments that would interrupt the operation
of the machinery.
All tensioners should be installed
on the slack side of chains. It is also recommended, for all tensioners,
that the tension force be applied from the outside of the chain loop
as to not reduce the wrap-around angles of the chain over the sprockets.
The function of the tensioner is
to give & maintain proper tension to the chain. The tensioner
does not slip back but will move forward for ideal chain tension as
the chain elongates. Whether Plunger-type
or any other, tensioners prevent chain whipping , back lash &
allow timing chain to attain its maximum working life.