consist of a mounting hardware, bearing insert, positioning screw, and take-up frame, and are most widely used to align conveyor tracks and maintain tension of conveyor belts. “Take-up” refers to the process of adjusting the length of the belt and chain to accommodate shrinkage, stretch and wear of a conveyor, and restore proper tension. Some assemblies include the guide frame, however they are often sold separately from the bearing; MRO Supply offers a wide range of take-up frames
as well. As with most bearings, a variety of designs, materials, and variations are available. Narrow-slot take-up bearings are more affordable and suitable for light load applications. For larger loads and high vibration applications, wide-slot bearings provide higher durability and performance. Bearing materials can vary but often include cast iron, for heavier loads, or steel for lighter loads. Depending on the manufacturer and application, an eccentric locking collar may be included. There are a multitude of seal and plated housing options for most manufacturers, depending on the level of bearing performance required. Our wide selection of bearing manufacturers, materials, designs, and sizes can accommodate a variety of conveyor belt applications, such as food-processing, mining, construction, agriculture, quarrying, and general manufacturing.