Snapidle Chain Tensioners
Snapidle chain tensioners provide minimal wear to the chain drive as the chain rides on the side plates.
Snapidle provides a constant amount of tension to the chain drive, increasing drive life. It tensions, guides, quietens, controls and increases both chain and sprocket life. It requires no mounting devices or maintenance and is a benefit to the drive system. Economical, easy to install and maintenance free, the Snapidle is the answer to the problem of controlling drive chains.
By taking up tension through the chain, Snapidle eliminates the need for adjustable centre distance drives. All chains may be ordered in even pitches (eliminating half links) since the additional tension taken up by Snapidle.
Snapidle “floats” on the chain drive and absorbs shock it does not add to vibration in the drive. Both sprockets will have the maximum chain wrap possible, thereby increasing chain life (load sharing) and sprocket life (the chain is unable to crawl out of the teeth).
On large chain drives, the expense to install a tensioning system may be prohibitive. A Snapidle unit at a fraction of the cost of traditional tensioning methods can tension almost any roller chain drive. Many multiple strand drives cannot be tensioned by traditional idling or tensioning systems and are economically fitted with Snapidle economically.