idler pulley


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idler pulley

[′īd·lər ‚pu̇l·ē]
(mechanical engineering)
A pulley used to guide and tighten the belt or chain of a conveyor system.
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* After determining which belt has to be replaced, release the idler pulley tension spring, attach the new belt and reconnect the tension spring.
Originally part of Split Ball Bearing--a division of what is now The Timken Company--NHI spun off in 1960 to concentrate on the design and manufacturing of idler pulleys, which are pulleys that use ball bearing technology to maintain belt tension or redirect mechanical belts during mechanical operation to avoid rubbing.
The Vector's design reduces the number of serviceable mechanical components found in conventional systems, such as idler pulleys, vibrasorbers, most belts, fan shafts, the compressor shaft seal, and clutch.
What's missing are most serviceable mechanical parts like belts, clutches, dampers, shaft seals and idler pulleys that force a truck out of action when they need replacement.
The quick release brackets can be supplied with idler pulleys and IP66 rated BDL motorised drums, which are sealed for life and maintenance free, reducing the risk of contamination and also, enabling easy access for high pressure washdown.
Precuring these ply materials required a pay-off and take-up system with idler pulleys to direct the product under the e-beam system.
Since BotZilla runs on tracks rather than wheels, center-bonded mounts isolate the idler pulleys and bogies in the suspension system.
Its key components include idler pulleys molded from glass-reinforced nylon and impregnated with a graphite/carbon mix that promotes conductivity.
Precuring these body ply products used a pay off and take-up system with idler pulleys to direct the product under the electron beam system.