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Take-up Movement

The purpose of take-up devices in belt conveyors is to establish and maintain a predetermined level of tension in the belt. The table below shows extractions from various take up design guides on the key design criteria selection for the design of a take up system.

Belt Type Permanent Elongation Δp (%) Elastic Stretch Δe (%) Splicing Allowance Δs (%) Automatic or Manual
Textile-reinforced conveyor belting 1.5 1 1.2 Automatic
PVC Solid Woven Belting 1.5 2.5 1.2 Manual
PVC Solid Woven Belting 1.5 1 1.2 Automatic
Textile-reinforced conveyor belting 1.5 2.5 1.2 Manual
Steel cord reinforced conveyor belting 0.05 0.2 2 Manual
Steel cord reinforced conveyor belting 0.05 0.15 2 Automatic


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