SAE Standards Works
Belt Drive (Automotive) Systems Committee
J2436 - Accessory Drive Tensioner Test Standards (Mechanical Rotary Type)
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Scott A. Willis
Accessory Drive Tensioner Test Standards (Mechanical Rotary Type)
To document test procedures and set-ups that address known failure modes for mechanical rotary tensioners and establish minimum acceptance criteria. This SAE Standard does not encompass the pulley or pulley bearing. The sample sizes should be determined by agreement between the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and the supplier. The failure modes to be addressed are: a. Durability Corrosion Contamination Structural Wear Temperature Alignment b. Functional Clamp Load Damping Drop (Safety) Lift Lugs Load Noise Ozone Snap