Abrasive Belt Tensioning in The Fabricator

Determining the exact point at which the abrasive belt does not slip on the drive wheel or roll is essential to a smooth sanding or grinding operation. A low or high belt tension can cause a variety of from tracking problems, to wear, to possibly breakage.

Norton | Saint-Gobain Senior Applications Engineer, Doug Jensen, shared the tried and true formulas for ensuring the right abrasive belt tension in April's publication of The Fabricator. Read more in Abrasive belt tensioning: Overlooked and under-addressed to learn more about the symptoms of low and high belt tension, as well as what formulas to use to ensure you never have to worry about improper tensioning.