Tension control is important when winding or unwinding flexible materials as the tension changes as a result of the change in radius and circumference, causing changes in dimensions, breakage or sags and wrinkles. Controlling the diameter tension is important when working with materials like fabric, film, laminates, paper, foil, rubber, and fine wire. Using diameter tension sensors will help to enhance quality and efficiency while helping to reduce waste.
Suitable for use in numerous general tension sensing applications, diameter tension control devices are adaptable for use with different materials, widths and tensions.
The tension sensor provides varying air pressure, dependent on roll diameter, to the Pneumatic Horton/Air Champ clutch or brake to achieve and maintain the correct tension, regardless of the roll diameter.