CONVEYOR CHAIN MAINTENANCE (continued)
Chain Tension Adjustment
Screws are secured by nuts located internally. Nuts must be
held in position while screws are loosened. If this precaution
is not taken, damage to equipment may result.
Loosen each of two takeup plates (2) on
both sides of conveyor by loosening three
screws (3) on each plate.
2. Loosen or tighten rod-end adjusting nuts
(1) on both sides to move takeup plates
(2) forward or backward.
Adjust tension evenly on both sides of sprocket.
Adjust tension so that conveyor chain pads (5) hang evenly with bottom of chain-tension
indicator (4). If conveyor chain pads (5) hang no lower than bottom of indicator (4) or no
higher than scribed line on indicator (4) no adjustment is necessary.
Secure two takeup plates (2) by tightening three screws (3) on each takeup plate (2).
Activate hydraulic system and operate conveyor in both directions to check for proper