This type of system measures the forces created by the tension in the material web as it passes over a roller placed in the web path. This force is measured by the load cells at each end of the roller and provided as an input to the tension controller.
We offer five versions of MAGPOWR load cell including:
TS Load Cells provide the most consistent control of tension, no matter how the temperature changes throughout the day. In fact, all MAGPOWR Load Cells are designed with foil strain gauges that provide the lowest temperature drift rating possible (0.02% per º C), which can mean the difference between a profitable web and a floor of wasted material.
MAGPOWR’s TLC Load Cells are extremely accurate devices used to measure web tension in any unwind, rewind or intermediate web processing application. Delivering precise web tension with low temperature drift due to a full Wheatstone bridge construction, the Load Cells allow for force measurement and 10x overload protection in both force directions.
MAGPOWR’s Low Tension Load Cells (LC-500G & LC-500GS1) have full wheatstone bridge strain gauge configurations, and they meet the same industry-leading specifications as all other MAGPOWR load cells. The LC-500G, designed to mount easily into almost any single strand installation, also employs 360 degrees of overload protection, preventing the need for recalibration in the event of overload situations.