Open Loop Tension Controller incorporates advanced features.

Press Release Summary:

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.

Original Press Release:

Montalvo Offers New U4 Open Loop Controller Online Info Now in Multiple Languages

Gorham, Maine– The Montalvo Corporation, international specialists in industrial web control systems, recently introduced their U4 Open Loop Controller.

Now information on the U4 is available online in many different languages for the benefit of customers. All language options for the U4 can be found at, then go to “Search,” ask for the U4, and simply select the preferred language.

The languages that can be chosen on the Montalvo website are: German, Chinese (simplified or traditional), French, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish.

President Ed Montalvo says, “We are making every effort to allow customers worldwide to obtain information as easily as possible. We already have 18 languages available for online information on our U4 open loop controller.”

The various language translations are courtesy of the Google Translate service and may not be technically perfect but, Montalvo adds, “They will give a customer sufficient information to answer questions and specify the product.” If, however, additional information is needed, customers should contact The Montalvo Corporation directly at or call Toll Free: 1-800-226-8710 or email

Montalvo says, “The U4 offers advanced features (typically found only in closed-loop control systems) such as soft start, anti-coast, taper tension, inertia compensation, and diameter alarms.”

The Montalvo U4, compatible with a variety of inputs, ensures accurate tension control from full roll to core. Also, the U4 does not require additional idler rollers, an important consideration especially in foil applications where rollers can introduce wrinkles.

Numerous benefits to customers of the U4 are featured on the website.

Montalvo specialists can assist with system evaluation, installation and setup of this equipment on customers’ machines.

The Montalvo Corporation specializes in the analyzing, upgrading and servicing of customers’ web tension control equipment. Since 1947, Montalvo has manufactured, integrated and serviced a wide range of web control products and systems for the converting, paper, foil, nonwovens, and plastic film industries as well as packaging, medical and high-tech applications. Montalvo products include electronic tension control devices, load cells, indicators, brakes, clutches, and safety chucks. Montalvo manufactures in the United States, and sells worldwide.

Montalvo has completed successful upgrades for customers on narrow web presses, printing presses, corrugators, laminators, coaters, slitters, sheeters, filmers, extruders, waxers, die cutters, and embossers.

For more information contact:

The Montalvo Corporation at

50 Hutcherson Drive

Gorham, Maine, USA, 04038

telephone 1-800-226-8710 or (207) 856-2501

fax 1-800-644-5097 or (207) 856-2509


Montalvo may be contacted in Europe by calling or writing:

Helge Birkwald

Jeppe Aakjærs Vej 18

DK-8700 Horsens, Denmark

phone: +45 75 57 27 11


Montalvo also has offices in China:

Montalvo (Shanghai) Trading Co., Ltd.

located at Room 805, Forte Time Plaza

No. 898, QuYang Road, HongKou District, Shanghai, China, 200437

Tel: +86-21-61401822

Fax: +86-21-61401821


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