Snapidle Belt Tensioner is a new approach to an age-old problem: "How to tension a belt drive?" Typically maintenance personnel over-tension belt drives at start up. The resulting wear on the belt and pulleys causes slippage. Past solutions have been to add maintenance, replace pulleys and belts, add some sort of mounted tensioning system, or replace the belt drive with another type drive system.
The NEW Snapidle Belt Tensioner is easy to install, requires no special tools or mounting brackets, and applies direct tension to the drive instantly, at a fraction of the tensioning force that is presently utilized. The Snapidle Belt Tensioner controls the belt by creating a minimum of fifty percent belt wrap. Extra wrap utilizes more of the pulling power of the belts and pulleys and reduces both belt and pulley wear.
"The Snapidle chain tensioner is easier to install and maintain than the adjustable sprocket tensioner. The Snapidle is generally made out of UHMW-PE and stainless steel hardware with the strap having the option of being stainless steel. It is self-adjusting because of its unique design that allows it to slide up and down the drive chain wherever there is slack. Its reliability and lack of needed maintenance make it the tensioner of choice." -Allied-Locke Industries