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• 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.
|Take-up Type||Description||Manual or Automatic (%)|
|Vertical Gravity||Vertical loop in the return strand of belting . includes a take-up pulley and counterweight.||Automatic|
|Horizontal Gravity||Seperate counter weight tower.||Automatic|
|Manual - Screw Take-up||The take-up is manually adjusted by means of screws, hydraluic rams , winches or similar device.||Manual|
|Automatic Winch||VSD Winch||Automatic|
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