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Belt Tension Meter

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#35684

Belt Tension Meter | 21 July, 2005

Does anyone know of a good source for a tuning fork type belt tension meter. Needs to measure in HZ.

Thanks, Sr.

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FD

#35690

Belt Tension Meter | 21 July, 2005

We use a meter from Gates. Works good. http://www.gates.com go there and find a distributor.

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ravi

#35693

Belt Tension Meter | 21 July, 2005

We will get gates mfg, model is Sonic Meter 507.

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#35695

Belt Tension Meter | 21 July, 2005

Se�or Tech: What's a "tuning fork type belt"?

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#35697

Belt Tension Meter | 21 July, 2005

Dave,

I think I worded my post poorly. I am not sure if "tuning fork type" is the correct terminology.

The instrument I am looking for usually has a hand held unit connected to a device that resembles a small tuning fork. As a matter of fact, I think you actually use a tuning fork to calibrate it.

You put your belt in between the forks and strum it.The hand held unit then gives you a measurement in HZ. ( When I say belt I am referring to axis driving belts. V belts and such)

All of my technical manuals for Fuji and Mydata call for this device.

The link that was posted to earlier has a bunch more bells and whistles than what I need.

I need a unit that just measures tension in HZ.

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RDR

#35700

Belt Tension Meter | 21 July, 2005

This may be really stupid but would a electronic guitar or piano tuner work?

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#35709

Belt Tension Meter | 22 July, 2005

Haaaa a "tuning fork belt" B)

Sonic belt tension meter: * Gates [303-744-5800 Fax 4600 gates.com] Model 507C * Stock Drive Products / Sterling Instrument [800-819-8900 516-328-3300 Fax 516-326-8827 sdp-si.com] sells Gates Model 507C * CheckLine [800-645-4330 516-295-4300 F 516-295-4399 checkline.com] BTM-300

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FD

#35713

Belt Tension Meter | 22 July, 2005

I haven't heard of a meter like that. Consult Fuji for a recommended supplier if it is so special.

The meter from Gates has a very sensitive microphone, so you tap (or strum) the belt and the vibration is heard and converted to Hz. If you want to strum it with a tuning fork I am sure you will get the same vibration from simply taping the belt with an allen wrench. You measure the belt, not the fork. The vibration is based on the tension of the belt, not how hard you hit the belt.

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