Tension Control System features automatic operation.

Press Release Summary:

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.

Original Press Release:

TensionManager(TM) Automatic Tension Control System

(ROCHESTER, NH, USA-February 24, 2004) Dover Flexo Electronics, Inc. (DFE) announces, the release of an updated version of the TensionManager(TM) Control Module, a DIN-rail mountable digital tension controller supported by a family of option modules. The modular concept of the TensionManager(TM) product line was developed to reduce auxiliary equipment costs for OEMs and System Integrators who need to incorporate a stealthy, low-cost tension controller into a web press or machine design. The slim new profile of the Control Module optimizes existing space and fits easily into a machine control panel.

According to Tony Ciriello, DFE's General Manager "For the OEM the TensionManager(TM) Control Module is a lower cost alternative to full-featured tension controllers packaged with built-in operator interfaces, like DFE's popular SteadyWeb(TM) and WebHandler(TM) controllers. Space is saved while cost is kept to a minimum."

Easy to install and setup, the single-board Control Module works well on its own for most applications. Specialized option modules like TLS (Tension Limit Switch) extend the Control Module's functionality and may be added on if required.

The Control Module may be setup and operated trough a variety of available user interfaces including DFE's PCLink(TM) software running on a PC or laptop. Once configured, the controller requires a minimum of tuning and operator adjustment.

o Closed-loop tension control using tension transducer input
o User's choice of four operator interfaces - including PC and handheld remote control terminal
o Store/ Recall for up to 10 job setups
o Taper by external diameter input (0 - 10V input)
o Soft Start by tension or by switch
o Dual Calibration (for 2 sets of transducers)
o TLS (tension limit switch) for web break detection
o PCLink(TM) Software allows configuration, monitoring or diagnosis of controller

Technical data sheets are available from DFE and at DFE's web site: dfe.com/controllers.html.

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