Ashworth has created a solution for processors to easily pinpoint undetected high-tension problems and prevent spiral breakdowns. The new Tension Gauge records a belt’s tension throughout each tier in a spiral. Factory service operators then make recommendations to correct any unforeseen or potential problems. Measuring belt tensions of up to 650 pounds in spiral systems, the gauge allows for more than normal operating tensions to account for every possible spiral application. It is designed to operate in freezing and ambient conditions, so tension measurements can be taken in fully operational freezers and coolers, and can be used on virtually every spiral with tier spacing as low as 2 inches.
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