Take-up frames are guide frames used with take-up bearing
; they are 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. MRO Supply carries a formidable selection of take-up frames in a variety of designs, materials, sizes, and manufacturers. Frames are either top-pull, center-pull, or bottom-pull depending on the location of the positioning screw in the bearing assembly. Take-up frame design impacts the load capacity and performance of the take-up bearing, and will differ depending on the application. Light duty frames are more affordable and suitable for light load applications, featuring a 2-piece saddle design to accommodate any 2-bolt housing unit. Medium duty frames feature a roller bearing fame and a single piece saddle design. Heavy duty roller bearing frames often feature bearing mounting hole patterns that match the bearing insert to accommodate heavier loads. Top angle frames are used with bearings
featuring a round bottom housing, and can be disassembled and re-assembled around the bearing. Other designs include telescoping, slide tube, and hydraulic cylinder. Take-up frames are typically used in conveyor belt or blower and fan applications, in industries such as food-processing, mining, construction, agriculture, quarrying, and general manufacturing. Find the take-up frame that suits your application at MRO Supply; ask our experts about which frame is suitable for the take-up bearing you require.