Tension Controller

Controls & Controllers, Textile Industry Products

Web Tension Controller utilizes load cell feedback.

August 11, 2015

Designed for unwind tension zones, Model Z4-UL utilizes load cell feedback for tension measurement with full range of functions to maximize production, including soft start, anti-coast, flying splice, and web break detection. Unit includes 7 in. HD web tension control interface and 7-day trend storage capability for recording production run data. Available as circuit board only, with enclosure, or for remote installation, Z4-UL is compatible with pneumatic or electric brakes/clutches and drives. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Textile Industry Products, Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools, Mechanical Power Transmission

Torque Controller maintains constant web tension.

February 19, 2014

Suitable for applications in which precise tension control is not essential, EasyWeb™ Open-Loop Torque Controller provides taper tension to center-driven rewind or unwind operations. Web tension is regulated by controlling motor or brake torque based on varying levels of roll diameter. EasyWeb™ can accept signals from direct diameter sensor or calculate diameter using line and roll speed signals. With bright OLED display, user interface enables viewing in any light and from any angle. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Material Handling & Storage, Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Mechanical Power Transmission

In-Line Tensioner suits die cutting and tube manufacturing.

February 14, 2014

Utilizing CD Series Brake, i4 Tension Indicator, and pair of ES-LR Live Roller Load Cells, custom In-Line Tensioner System enables operators to manually adjust output to brake to create exact desired tension level based on precise tension feedback provided from load cells displayed on indicator. This eliminates guesswork in adjusting tension by touching web. Automatic version utilizing S4 Closed Loop Tension Controller is also available. Read More

Textile Industry Products, Controls & Controllers

Open Loop Tension Controller incorporates advanced features.

April 10, 2013

Compatible with various inputs, U4 provides such features as soft start, anti-coast, taper tension, inertia compensation, and diameter alarms as standard. Functionality ensures accurate tension control from full roll to core without requiring additional idler rollers. Able to be used as unwind or rewind controller, this panel- or surface-mounted unit can save up to 9 groups of tension parameters for immediate recall and offers both 0–10 V or 4–20 mA outputs. Read More

Textile Industry Products, Controls & Controllers

Open Loop Web Tension Controller offers diverse feature set.

October 6, 2011

Compatible with various inputs, U4 ensures accurate tension control from full roll to core and does not require additional idler rollers. Soft start, anti-coast, taper tension, inertia compensation, and diameter alarm features are supplemented by remote operation capability, unwind and rewind functionality, diameter display (English or metric), programmable diameter alarms, and surface or flush mount installation. Users can save as many as 9 tension parameters for immediate recall. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Controls & Controllers

Seat Belt Pretensioner offers simplified design..

December 8, 2010

SPR4 (Snake Pretensioner Retractor) uses plastic piston instead of metal components to transfer tensioning torque, resulting in simple and light weight design. Comprised mainly of piston, gas generator, tube, and pinion, uses tensioning concept that transfers power without limiting functionality. Pre-tensioning takes 10 msec, and green gas used exhibits low variation over temperature range. Also, tube is bent into dimensions of retractor without constraining seat belt webbing. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Compact Tension Control handles open loop and dancer applications.

August 27, 2010

Intended for load cell tension control, open-loop systems, and dancer applications, Spyder Plus can be mounted remotely and integrated with existing PLC or remote PC for control of brakes, clutches, or drives. LCD readout and keypad allows local control over tuning, taper tension, and security lockout; Dancer mode enables use of load cells to monitor web tension; and remote setpoint adjustment promotes efficiency. Control also works with third party ultrasonic or laser sensors. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Wire and Cable Tension Controller features compact design.

August 10, 2010

Installed on cabinet backplane, X-block is designed for multispindle wire and cable pay-off applications that use open- or closed-loop tension control systems. Unit has rear-panel DIN rail mounting clip that allows up to 6 units to be installed side-by-side in width of 300 mm. Built around PID controller, unit includes sensor amplification module, enabling plug-and-play settings for all types of load cells, and power supply function for direct control from electromagnetic actuators. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools

Slitter/Rewinders offer replacement tension control unit.

December 2, 2009

Designed as in-field retrofit for Dusenbery® Converting Systems, Model 81 features PLC, which takes operator entries for product specifics and processing preferences and continuously calculates precise machine settings to insure desired finished package qualities. Operator interface screen and recipe storage capabilities enable users to store and recall optimal settings. Model 81 replaces Models 61 and 71 unwind controls as well as DEL Slowdown rewind controls. Read More

Textile Industry Products, Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics

Multi-Unwind/Rewind System features cantilevered design.

October 29, 2009

Cantilevered Multi-Unwind and Rewind System offers auto edge control that is accurate to ±1 mm, and auto jog that allows material to automatically advance when pulled over load cell roll. System's auto run mode automatically unwinds start tension control when tension set point is reached. Configurable, PID-controlled product allows enable/disable, under/over-wind, tapering, and side-lay of each winder. It is suited for webs up to 18 in. wide with 20 in. roll dia and 100 lb roll weight. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Web Tension Controller optimizes product quality.

November 19, 2008

Applied to running web, Double E/Re Integrated Tension System packages all electrical and pneumatic components needed to control product quality in one enclosure. Model EP.03 closed-loop tension control system can connect to new or existing pneumatic brakes and contains MW.90.10 controller, E/P converter, air pressure gages, and manual override dials. With 3 PID settings for acceleration, running, and deceleration, MW.90.10 can maintain consistent tension relative to line speed. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Water-Cooled Clutches/Brakes suit heavy-duty appliactions.

June 14, 2007

AquaMaKKs(TM) water-cooled clutches and brakes provide accurate torque control for constant tensioning for continuous slip tension applications in oil and gas, metal processing and forming, forestry, and marine deck machinery. Use of minimal parts facilitates installation and maintenance, while materials of construction and finishes provide protection in challenging environments. Water jacket design promotes heat absorption and torque stability, optimizing heat dissipation. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Pneumatic Brake indicates status.

June 5, 2007

Designed to prevent surprise problems, Smart Brake includes pad wear indicators that call attention to brake pads only when they need to be changed, eliminating common practice of changing all brake pads at regular intervals, regardless of wear. Heat detection features identify signs of overheating, and can automatically activate fans to dissipate heat, without operator intervention. Guard design dissipates heat, while allowing access to brake pads. Read More

Textile Industry Products, Controls & Controllers

Web Tension Control System offers advanced regulation.

April 24, 2007

Digital controller, Merobel DGT300, provides regulation capabilities for printing, labeling, and converting machinery. Employing Windows-based software, unit contains programming options such as inertia compensation, taper adjustment, on-the-fly management of web turrets, and E-stop torque control in proportion to set point. Solution, operable in closed- as well as open-loop modes, contains 5 built-in memories and one integral power supply. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Tension Switch lets user vary tension levels during winding.

November 25, 2005

Controlled remotely by existing winder controller, Switchable Tension Stepper, Model 300 allows user to set up to 4 predetermined tension levels that adjust automatically during winding cycle. Users can accelerate coil winding at one tension level, then adjust to another tension level for regular winding speed, and use another tension level for deceleration and tapping. Model 300 retrofits to existing tensioners including Models 30-40G, 30-350G, and 30-700G. Read More

Textile Industry Products, Controls & Controllers

Web Tension Systems deliver repeatable measurements.

June 21, 2005

GLT Web Tension Systems measure winding, rewinding, slitting, coating, laminating, and printing zones to ensure optimal performance. Products combine PS-1010T tension transmitter with galvanically isolated 0-10 V, 4-20 mA output signals and GLT Transducers with rated output of 2.000 mV/V ±0.25%. Available in 20, 50, 100, 200, and 500 lb ratings, GLT transducers feature full Wheatstone-Bridge, temperature-compensated, SR-4 strain gage construction. Read More

Textile Industry Products, Controls & Controllers

Tension Controller aids in web unwinding and rewinding.

November 5, 2004

Suited for web and strand processing applications, controller uses strain gage and LVDT load cells to measure actual tension of product. It comes with dual 4-20 ma output and Ethernet TCP/IP interface, and features WAVERSAVER, which ignores machine vibration to provide accurate signal; C2 electronic calibration; and automatic backup of configuration data. Users can interact with process via keypad, plant network, Palm PDA, or over plant network. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Tension Control System features automatic operation.

March 15, 2004

TensionManager(TM) Control Module consists of single-board, DIN-rail mountable, digital tension controller supported by specialized option modules such as TLS (Tension Limit Switch) for web break detection. Slim profile enables unit to fit into machine control panels, and PCLink(TM) Software allows for configuration, monitoring, and diagnostics. Features include store/recall for 10 job setups, taper by external diameter input, and soft start capabilities. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Tension Brakes feature finned rotor design.

March 1, 2004

Series SA and TA are Straight and Tapered-Bore Brakes that provide thermal dissipation and tension control for unwind brake applications. Air pressure is supplied to increase or decrease brake torque during unwind process of paper, film, foil, or fabric. High temperature O-rings and bearings allow units to run at max thermal capacity. Self-contained SA brakes are fully-assembled and mounted onto unwind shaft. Series TA brakes use standard QD® bushing for mounting. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Electric Slip Clutch uses asbestos-free friction system.

January 6, 2004

Electro Slip Clutch offers continuous or intermittent slip with up to 30 million cycles. Torque is gradually applied and electrically controlled, enabling change during operation. No suddenly applied load is transmitted through mechanism, reducing shock and making unit suited for design engineering applications such as tension control on wire, film thread, and paper. Read More