Ashworth has created a solution to help processors pinpoint undetected high-tension problems in spirals. The Tension Gauge records belt tension throughout each tier in a spiral and, by analyzing the results, can help correct unforeseen or potential problems. It can measure spiral belt tensions of up to 650 lbs with tier spacing as low as 2 in. The Tension Gauge is designed to operate in freezing, cooling and ambient conditions.

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