Continental Tension2Go

Date Posted on: July 1, 2019
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Drive belts industry: Tension2Go

With the Tension2Go app installed on a smartphone engineers can quickly determine whether belt pretension is correct. The app calculates the oscillation frequency and initial tension of belts made by the ContiTech Power Transmission Group.

Practical tool for use on-site when the belt is first installed, being services or during trouble shooting. Measuring pretension frequency and pretension of industrial belts the app enables field staff, technical dealers and end customers to know whether the belt pretension is correct. Making the app a cost-efficient supplement to existing pretension measuring devices.

How it works: The app measures the natural frequency of the belt using the microphone of the smartphone. The microphone should be held above the free belt section, as the belt is set into vibration, the airborne noise can be recorded. Using the determined frequency value, the user can then select the pretensioning force. As an alternative, Tension2Go can also calculate the tension of the belt directly if the belt type and the length of the free belt section has been entered before the measurement is taken. In order for the belt to run properly, it is crucial that the belt tension be correct.

Tension2Go is available for the iOS and Android operating systems and can be downloaded in the App Store or at Google Play.