Cooper take-up units are an efficient means of tensioning the pulleys of conveyors and elevators.
Each take-up unit consists of a Cooper split roller bearing in a swivel cartridge mounted in a cast iron sliding unit. Two basic configurations are available – the ‘push’ type and ‘tension’ type.
Usually a Cooper take-up will be mounted at each end of the shaft. Up to and including 90mm/3½" bore size the standard arrangement uses two expansion (EX) bearings, with axial location provided by blanking plates and ball thrust bearings. Above 90mm/3½" bore size the standard arrangement uses two fixed (GR) bearings and plain blanking plates. If a through-shaft or different method of axial location is required, please consult our technical department.