Take-up bearings are designed to perform the purpose of tensioning belts or chains in a range of applications. Our selection of takeup bearings includes a range of configurations in standard-duty and medium-duty options. A complete takeup bearing unit consists of the takeup bearing, a takeup housing, and a positioning screw. Funcatlity of an entire takeup unit acts as such; the positioning screw adjusts the bearing location within the frame housing, while the take-up frame ensures safe and easy adjustment and a solid mounting platform for the unit. Our take up bearings are made from top-grade materials and are precision manufactured to perform in a range of industrial-grade applications and utilize premium lubricants for long-term performance. The bearing inserts are made to meet or exceed C3 bearing tolerances to eliminate vibration and reduce internal bearing friction. We stock takeup bearings in steel and stainless steel options!
When it comes to take-up frames, we supply a range of configurations, including; wide slot, heavy-duty, telescoping, stainless steel, and even hydraulic. Our precision machined frames exemplify quality, performance, and durability. Contact our customer service team for additional information or get a quote on a complete take-up bearing unit or individual components. We will be happy to assist you!
Take Up Bearing Types
We supply several different types of take-up bearing inserts, the four below are the most commonly used and are comparable with an array of take-up frame types. We also have stainless steel take-up bearings and frames.
UCST Take-Up Bearings - This type is utilized in most narrow and wide-slot side mount take-up units, UCST bearings utilize set screws for shaft securing.
HCST Take-Up Bearings - This type is utilized in most narrow and wide-slot side mount take-up units, UCST bearings utilize an eccentric locking device for shaft securing.
JN Take-Up Beatings - This type is used with protected screw-type frames.
JT Take-Up Bearings - This type is used for almost all centre screw and elevator head take-up frame types.
Pillow-Block Bearings - Pillow block bearings are utilized with protected screw and telescoping type take-up frames.
UCST200 Take-up Bearings
HCST200 Take-up Bearings
JN Take-Up Bearings
JT Take-Up Bearings
Pillow Block Bearings
Take Up Bearing Frame Types
When selecting a specific frame type it is important to know the mounting position, application, shaft size, and travel needed. We supply several different styles to fit almost any application, all styles are also available in a stainless steel construction upon request.
Side-Mount Take-Up Frames
Narrow Slot Take-Up Frame
Narrow Slot take-up frames are designed to create an economical solution for light-duty take-up applications that have space limitations. Due to their smaller form factor, these frames can be side-mounted or top-mounted and has a travel range of 6" to 18". These frames require narrow slot take-up bearings.
Wide Slot Take-Up Frame
Wide-slot take-up frames are designed for side-mounting on a conveyor frame and present an economical solution for a wide range of take-up applications. Wide-slot units offer more flexibility with applications due to their broad travel range of 1.5" to 30", and require wide-slot take-up bearings.
Heavy-Duty Wide Slot Take-Up Frame
Heavy-duty wide-slot take-up frames provide the same advantages as standard duty wide-slot take-up frames with the additional feature of having reinforced side plates to accommodate higher loads.
Wide-Slot B Take-Up Frame
Wide-slot B take-up frames are designed for side-mounting on a conveyor frame and present an economical solution for a wide range of take-up applications that have space limitations. Wide-slot B units offer more flexibility with applications due to their broad travel range of 1.5" to 30", and require wide-slot take-up bearings.
Telescoping take-up frames from PCI offer an exclusive indicator pin that shows the technician the exact travel that is available in either direction. The unique design of these frames allows for the pulley and bearings to be cantilevered outside of the conveyor frame.
CU Spring-Loaded Take-Up Frame
The CU Spring-Loaded series frames are an all steel-construction boot and elevator spring frame. These frames are suitable for medium-duty applications and have a steel covered back-plate.
Top-Mount Take-Up Frames
Center-Pull Take-Up Frame
Center-Pull frames are designed to provide versatility in a wide range of applications. Much like narrow and wide-slot frames, these are in-line units that allow for the tensioning force to be applied to the center-line of the bearing housing. A variety of wide and narrow-slot take-up bearings can be used with these frames.
Top-Angle Round-Channel Take-Up Frame
Top-angle frames are designed for heavy-duty and rugged applications, they feature added protection for the threaded adjustment rod with the use of the top angle. The top-angle is easily removed via two bolts, allowing access to the bearing.
Heavy-Duty Protected-Screw Take-Up Frame
Heavy-Duty protected screw frames have the heaviest-duty and most rugged construction for take-up units. These heavy-duty frames are pre-drilled for use with standard two-bolt pillow block bearings and are top-mounted.
Light-Duty Protected-Screw Take-Up Frame
These frames are most commonly utilized in light bulk and package handling applications where the loads are light with no impact loading. The frame features a split-saddle design for easy adjustability.
JNT Protected-Screw Take-Up Frame
JNT Frames are made for normal duty applications and utilize 2000 and 5000 series JN insert blocks.
JHT Center Screw Take-Up Frame
JHT frames are specially designed center-pull frame that utilizes a high-strength hex-nut for providing movement and adjustability in either direction.
TFT Protected Screw Type Take-Up Frame
TFT Frames are steel-constructed protected screw frames designed to accommodate standard pillow block bearing units for a broad range of applications. These frames are suitable for the most severe-duty applications out there. They are standardly supplied with an ACME threaded screw.
JGT Elevator HeadSeries Take-Up Frame
JGT frames are heavy-duty frame that is designed for use at the top-end of an elevator head-shaft. They are assembled by removing the top member and sliding the bearing block into place.
Hydraulic Series Take-Up Frame
Hydraulic series frames and units are made to order and are mill-duty for specialty applications. These units require additional information for quoting purposes.
Take-Up Frame Covers
Take-up frame covers are designed for safety and to protect the internal moving parts within a take-up assembly. They are provided as a steel-construction plate that is powder-coated in safety yellow or as a stainless-steel construction for corrosive and FDA applications.