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How to Properly Tension a Chain


Entry ID #: 3507
Created: Tue, Jan 10, 2017 10:43 PM

Overtightened or skipping chain is a common pitfall in competitive robotics. Due to either pressure on shafts or unnecessary slack, it can cause a myriad of issues including reduced speed and efficency, high current draw, skipping, sensor data loss, shock loading, and bent shafts among other things. Well tesioned chain is a foundation that will set any robot on its way to success.


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A simple demonstration of how well tensioned chain can help avoid a variety of problems with competition robots.