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Universal Tensioners

Universal tensioners are automatic tensioners for tensioning of chains or belts during operation.

They consist of a lever that is flexibly mounted between two squares and attached to the base of the machine. The elastic part consists of rubber elastic segments. The tensioning pulleys of the chains or belts are attached to the lever with a screw.

It is a universal flexible element that can simultaneously perform the functions of suspension, guidance, tensioning and damping.

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Tighteners Elements

Tighteners elements for tensioning of common industrial roller chains or belts. Threaded tighteners elements for rear mounting, or with central screw for external mounting.

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Chain Tensioners

Sliding blocks, sprockets with screw and idler sprockets for tensioning of industrial roller chains during operation.

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Belt Tensioners

Rollers with screw and tensioning pulleys for tensioning of common smaller profiles industrial V-belts during operation.

Tensioners Construction

Example of Tensioners Construction

  1. FE tighteners element with central screw for external mounting
  2. OVR tensioning sliding block
  3. Fixing screw with nut and washer

Tensioners Fields of Use

Universal tensioners are designed for tensioning of common industrial roller chains or belts in all industries.

Typical application is small and medium-sized roller chains – for conveyors, roller conveyors, handling equipment, construction machinery, in the woodworking industry, packaging machines or in the food industry.

Tensioners Characteristics

  • They perform damping, guiding and tensioning function
  • Simple construction, easy installation
  • They extend service life and reduce wear
  • They reduce vibration and transmission noise
  • Operating temperatures from −40 °C to +80 °C
  • Maintenance-free design

Tensioners Material

Body and lever is made of steel, rubber elements are made of highly durable rubber.

Tensioners Code Description

RE 60

Code Part Description

Type of tensioner




When ordering a complete chain or belt tensioner, always order the FE or RE tighteners element and the corresponding tension element. For chains it is ZK or OVR, for belts it is RP or RU.

Documents for Download

Dimensions and Parameters of Universal Chain and Belt Tensioners - Preview

Dimensions and Parameters of Universal Chain and Belt Tensioners

TYMA CZ Data Sheets

Czech and English (PDF 1.79 MB)

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Sprockets and Plate Wheels

TYMA CZ Catalogue

Czech and English (PDF 3.77 MB)

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