Gates 508c Sonic Tension Meter


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Gates' 508c Sonic Tension Meter is user-friendly: it is compact, computerised and stores data for repetitive use. Gates' sonic tension meter measures belt tension accurately every time.

Correct belt installation tension is essential for optimum performance and reliability or multi-ribbed, V-belt and and synchronous belt drives. The 508C sonic tension meter ensures simple and extremely accurate tension measurement digitally.

Optional accessories

Cord sensor

  • The cord sensor is recommended for measuring tensions at a distance from the tension meter.

Inductive sensor

  • The inductive sensor is recommended for measurement, particularly in noisy or windy environments. A steel clip to the back of the belt is required to measure the vibration frequency.
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Technical Characteristics

  • Height 160mm x Depth 26mm x Width 59mm
  • Uses 2x AAA Batteries
  • Suitable for multi-ribbed belts, V-belts and synchronous belts
  • Measurement range: 10Hz to 5,000 Hz
  • Measure accuracy; +/- 1%
  • LCD Screen Backlight
  • Double display possible (Newton and/or Hz)
  • Flexible sensor
  • Cord sensor, inductive sensor and oscillator available on request
  • Stores weight, width and span constants for up to twenty different drive systems
  • Auto gain adjustment function automatically eliminates background noise
  • To save energy, the device shuts off automatically after five minutes of inactivity
  • CE approved
  • RoHS compatible: the device complies with the European Directive (2002/EC on hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

NOTE: The Gates Sonic Tension Meter should never be used in explosive risk areas.

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