belt tightener

belt tightener

[′belt ‚tīt·nər]
(mechanical engineering)
In a belt drive, a device that takes up the slack in a belt that has become stretched and permanently lengthened.
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The tractor is put into motion by using a belt tightener on a 4-inch-wide belt from engine to speed jack.
Grease fittings that lube the fan bearing and fan belt tightener are hard to find.
In my experience, parents always want to provide the safest resources for their children and may not be aware of the potential dangers of using a mechanical belt tightener.
On the right side of the replica is another similar lever and ratchet, which engages and loosens the belt tightener.
More than 65,000 commercial vehicle parts including brake pads, turbochargers, alternators, oil coolers, piston rings, gasket kits and belt tighteners were recovered in a recent joint operation between the Sharjah Municipality and Mercedes-Benz Middle C East and Levant.
None of the equipment has belt tighteners or clutches," he says.