APPARATUS FOR MEASURING ELONGATION OF CONVEYOR CHAINS AND LIFE ESTIMATION THEREOF
The present invention discloses an apparatus for measuring elongation of conveyor chains for life estimation thereof. The apparatus includes a plurality of shafts mounted between an opposed pair of plates positioned on a rail. The shafts mutually have a conveyor chain positioned thereon through a respective sprocket defined on each of the shafts. The apparatus includes at least one fixed shaft that connects to a first motor through a drive assembly. The apparatus includes at least one sliding shaft that slidably positions within a pocket defined on the plates. The apparatus comprises a power pack that has a second motor positioned thereon. The second motor is connected to a piston cylinder arrangement that slidably moves the sliding shaft within the pocket. The apparatus includes a control panel that includes a display and a plurality of keys for controlling operation thereof.