Tension wheels


In our offer you will find tension wheels. Elements of this type are also referred to as guide wheels. Their role, as the name suggests, is to tighten the chain to which forces are transferred. Tension wheels are an integral part of many specialized machinery mechanisms. Without their participation, it is difficult to imagine efficient industrial and construction equipment. Wherever it is necessary to translate force into a chain, and therefore in the manufacturing industries – food, wood or precision industries, guide wheels play a difficult role to overestimate.


Due to the enormous forces that affect tension wheels, it is important that such elements are made of the highest quality steel. Not only resistance to mechanical damage and wear is important in this case, but also strength against very high temperatures and aggressive chemical environment. It is worth adding that our tension wheels are additionally oxidized, which makes steel even more resistant to rust.


As a side note, despite the high resistance to mechanical factors, tension wheels are among those machine components that wear out relatively quickly. This is because regular contact of the rack with the chain leads to friction, which ultimately destroys the surface of the wheel, reducing its adhesion and resulting in a declining efficiency of the mechanism. Pollution is also a factor that further contributes to the rapidwear of the tension wheel.