Global Belt Tension Meter Market is segmented into Types and Geographical regions. Belt Tension Meter measures belt tension by analyzing the harmonic individuality of a vibrating belt. Strum the belt like a guitar string and the meter takes care of the rest. Belts, like strings, vibrate at a particular natural frequency based on mass and span length. Gates Sonic Tension Meter simply converts this frequency into a measurement of tension.
The belt tension meter measures the natural frequency of vibration of a belt span. This frequency is straight related to the tension in the belt. As the tension in the belt is increased the frequency of vibration also increases. The belt is forced into vibration by quietly tapping or plucking it. The vibration is frequently not visible and also inaudible. The force/displacement type tension gauges were known to be clumsy, inaccurate, and in many cases difficult to use. The gauge thus became the automotive industry standard to measure belt tension. Hence, the equipment uses the same principle for automated belt setting on elevated speed automotive engine production lines. A tension meter is a gauging device used to calculate tension in wires, cables, textiles, belts, and more. Meters commonly use a 3 roller system where the material travels through the rollers causing deflection in the center roller that is connected to an analog indicator or load cell on digital models.
Single roll tension sensors and sonic tension meters are the other types of tension meters. Tension may also be inferred from the frequency of vibration of the material under stress by solving the "Vibrating String Equation". Tension meters are available as handheld devices or as equipment for fixed installations. These are basically necessary to build up a tension-controlled closed loop. In recent years, some companies have introduced a revolutionary system for the setting of parking brake (hand brake) cables which is suitable for use with both disk and drum brake vehicles. Thus, the ability to set and to record the setting (for legislative reasons) has resulted in installation successes around the world.
Belt Tension Meter Market is segmented by types of belt intoV belt, Flat belt, Round belt, ribbed belts of rubber, leather, fabric, and composite materials. Besides, Poly v belts, Cables, etc. are the types of belt that measure the tension. Round belts are circular cross section belts designed to run in a pulley with a 60 degree V-groove. Round grooves are only suitable for idler pulleys that guide the belt, or when (soft) O-ring type belts are used. The V-groove transmits torque through a wedging action, thus increasing friction.
Flat belts are still used, although not nearly as much as in the line shaft era. It can deliver high power at high speeds (500 hp at 10,000 ft/min or 373 kW at 51 m/s), in cases of wide belts and large pulleys. V-belts have mainly replaced flat-belts for short-distance power transmission; and longer-distance power transmission is typically no longer done with belts at all. For example, factory machines now tend to have individual electric motors.
By measuring the natural frequency (Hz) of a segment of the belt and then converting it into tension units of Newton’s (N) or pounds force (Ibf); the instrument uses a pulsed ruby red light source to measure the natural frequency of the vibrating belt. These Belt and Cable Tension Meters are calibrated to one belt or cable type for exceptional accuracy. Belt Tension Meter Market is segmented into North America, China, India, Europe, Japan, and Southeast Asia based on geography. The Key Players in the belt tension meter market include Keeler, Reichert, TOPCON, HAAG-STREIT, Nidek, Icare, Kowa, and Tomey.
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