For temperature applications ranging from 200 degrees Fahrenheit to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, the SI-HT series should be considered. With all the benefits of the standard Snapidle™, it offers the enhanced benefit of controlling drive chains in extreme temperatures. Where most tensioning systems are not applicable, Hi-Temp Snapidle™ solves the problem.
In extreme environments, there is the SI-XH series. Dry, dusty and gritty environments (where the chain is usually not lubricated) require a product that can take the punishment. Recommended for the harshest environments and for high speed chain applications, the SI-XH is tougher than the environment.
The SI-SL series is recommended where chain lubrication is a problem. The SL Snapidle™'s top block contains up to 40% oil... lubricates while tensioning your chain.
Where space is at a premium, especially on serpentine drives, the SI-SG series is easily installed and adjustable. An economical way to adjust tension and control drive systems where the standard Snapidle™ is not applicable.
The Snapidle™ series can tolerate any misalignment compatible with a roller chain drive and, in most applications, will allow a roller chain drive to operate with a larger misalignment. Misalignments in which the plane of one sprocket is rotated relative to the plane of the second or in which the plane of one sprocket is moved laterally relative to the other sprocket, or a combination of the two, can be tolerated.
For drives not listed in the cross-reference charts, for non-listed chemical applications or for further engineering information: please supple the following information:
P.O. Box 9007
Yakima, WA 98909
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"The installation of the tensioners made air flow improvements of up to 40% on one of the [downdraft tables for the sanding of cabinet doors]. Time will tell, but I think we have a winner on this application." -Bruce Mowatt, Engineer Omega Cabinetry