- February 21, 2012, Timothy J. Walker
WebHandlersQuiz 2: Tension Control – Name three causes of tension variations across the web’s width (i.e. things would create a loose edge or center)?
Answer to WHQuiz#2
- Roller variations, including: misalignment (level or tram), deflection, diameter variations vs. width.
- Crossweb dimensional variations, either permanent (bagginess or skew) or temporary (from temperature or moisture variations)
- Splicing misalignments
Bonus Question: How do you know which you have?
- Roller variations will create a local bagginess that will not appear throughout the process or correspond to the splice as it passes through the process.
- Permanent web bagginess and skew will be seen throughout the web lines, possibly changing in magnitude and location as a roll unwinds and commonly changing from input roll to input roll. Temporary dimensional variations from temperature or moisture will occur where the process or environment induced these changes.
- Splice-related bagginess will be temporary as the splice passes through the equipment and quickly disappear after the splice goes by.
Be warned: These tension variations causes can occur simultaneously.
More on this topic was covered in this archived Web Lines column:
What Is the Right Tension? (Dec. 2009)
If you missed it, here are all 20 questions in my Web Handler's Quiz.