### How to Calculate Chain Tension | It Still Runs

Tension on a Conveyor Chain. Resolve all the forces acting on the chain. The total weight of the chain is 80.01 feet times 0.4 lb./foot = 32 lb. + 17 lb. pulling down on the middle = 49 lb. downward. The forces on each end support are equal to the angular downward and inward force equal to chain tension.

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