E-TRAC LITE TAKE-UP UNIT ASSEMBLIES
A Take-Up unit is required on all E-Trac Lite systems and must be located downstream from, and as close as possible to, the drive. By locating the Take-Up where the chain pull is lowest, (at the exit of the drive) all of the Take-Up will be used to take up slack chain.Avoid curves between the drive and Take-Up. Never locate the Take-Up at the top of a vertical rise or in and oven, spray booth or washer. The primary purpose of a Take-Up is to take up slack and maintain tension on the chain. It also is able to compensate for slight elongation of the chain which occurs during the initial start-up of new chain. Spring-loaded Take-Ups are used on non-reversing conveyors. Counter-weighted Take-Ups are used on conveyors with multiple drives and on conveyors that have excessive expansion and contraction due to variation in temperature. If the conveyor layout and drive location do not permit proper Take-Up placement, consider moving the drive to another position. The best solution is to modify the layout to permit proper drive/Take-Up orientation.