PRIMIR study provides the latest word on ultraviolet and electron beam curing in printing.Read more
Ellis Paperbox added Eagle Systems' cold foil unit to a new Komori press, pleasing customers looking for shine at an affordable price.Read more
Fluid preparation and delivery may be ancillary to the coating process, but they are critical to the coating outcome.Read more
PFFC's "Static Beat" columnist Kelly Robinson is part of expanded "Ask the Experts" program. Kelly and "Coating Matters" columnist Mark Miller present at CEMA …Read more
News | New Products
Acquisition includes organic semiconducting material patents and FlexOS trademark, plus licenses relating to organic thin-film transistor technology
The X-350 laser die-cutting module can be integrated with converting solutions from Smag Graphique
Manufacturer of corrugated containers, displays, and more sells to many industries and reportedly has a history of innovation in packaging
Company has certified the Epson SurePress L-4033AW with iSi MaxPrint RIP supports file formats required to produce the Process Metallic Color System
The acquisition is expected to allow Glenroy to provide customers with high-quality stand-up pouches
EcoCortec VpCI films and bags, available in custom sizes and shapes, are said to offer strong protection for metal parts
Program allows companies to personalize FTA books with their logos as gifts to customers, prospects, etc.
Directories | Reports
PFFC brings you exclusive White Papers from our online sponsors.
Visit Kelly on Static from Static control expert Dr. Kelly Robinson, president of Electrostatic Answers; Kelly has 27+ years of experience in problem-solving and consulting.
Visit Tim's Web Lines to handle and wind your paper, film, foil, and similar products. Take advantage of Tim’s 25+ years just like over 100 converters have.
Visit Mark's Coating Matters from fluid coating expert Mark D. Miller; Process improvement and project management for precision roll-to-roll coating applications.
Visit Marketing Mojo for dynamic marketing insights from Stephanie Millman that inspire new ideas on how to stay on top of your customer’s mind.
Visit Yo’s Yarns to share the thoughts, impressions, experiences, and news that impact the converting industry. . . or anything else that happens to be on her mind!
Visit Tom's Poly Ploys, where Tom will be writing on various topics that the typical polymer processor would encounter on the job.
- December 01, 2008
Controller Offers Ethernet Connection
Designed for precise closed loop tension control, the Spyder is capable of controlling web tension in unwind, rewind, point-to-point, or dancer applications. It measures tension from one or more Magpowr load cells and outputs a corrective analog signal to control a torque device. Its reduced size means it can be hidden away in an enclosure or underneath the machine. With its Ethernet connection, the Spyder can be viewed on a web browser for remote troubleshooting, programming, and/or data collection. Additionally, the Spyder provides an analog input for manual level setpoint; control inputs for run/stop, auto/manual, tension on/off, and E-stop; and a 0-1mADC meter output proportional to measured tension. The Spyder is a cost effective, easy-to-use control capable of delivering advanced features such as adjustable taper tension to nearly any application.
Magpowr | 800-624-7697| www.magpowr.com
Tension Controller Combines Control, Keypad
The compact WebHandler 3 combines automated closed loop process tension control with an easy-to-use keypad interface. It maintains a pre-selected tension set point by measuring web tension from a tension transducer, then sending a compensating signal to a device such as a pneumatic brake, clutch, or DC drive. This closed loop capability improves process consistency and productivity. Features include touchpad setup and calibration, job setup storage and recall, and LCD scroll-through of an array of simple-to-activate functions including push-button rezero. Controller features soft start and bumpless auto/manual switching. Automatically compensates for speed changes, roll diameter changes, and other factors to maintain desired tension. Ten different measurement units are available for expressing a tension reading on the digital display.
Dover Flexo Electronics | 603-332-6150 | www.dfe.com
Output Directly Into Controller
Ultra ISC tension tranducer directly outputs a ±10VDC signal into a controller, PLC, PAC, drive, or local I/O. Signal outputs are zeroed, scaled, and summed (if a pair of transducers is used) by software. Transducer is shipped preset with 0V representing no load and 10V representing the full rating of the transducer. All units include an Integrated Signal Conditioner (ISC) that is embedded directly in the “Ultra” type load cells.
Cleveland Motion Controls |216-524-8800 | www.cmccontrols.com
Dancer Controller Is Accurate
The DTI-3400 dancer controller with web tension indication provides a higher standard of tension control by combining the storage and shock absorption capabilities of a dancer with the accurate, repeatable results of a load cell system. Control is provided by Progressive PID circuitry, which regulates the output to the unwind brake and maintains the position of the dancer arm. Signal provided by the load cells is displayed on the analog tension meter. Actual web tension is used by the operator to adjust the load on the dancer arm and maintain the desired tension.
The Montalvo Corp. | 207-856-2501 | www.montalvo.com
Control System Is Integrated
Integrated Tension Systems package all electrical and pneumatic components in a single, ready-to-mount, NEMA-style enclosure. EP Series allows quick connection to pneumatic brakes; EL Series does the same for electromagnetic powder brakes. Typically contains the new T-One controller, an E/P converter, air pressure gauges, and manual override dials. T-One controller offers three P.I.D. settings for acceleration, running, and deceleration to maintain consistent tension relative to line speed.
Double E Company | 508-588-8099 | www.doubleeusa.com
Tension Amplifier Is Digital
EMGZ309 Series digital tension measuring amplifiers with EtherNet/IP connectivity are available in DIN rail mount, panel mount, and wall mount versions. They are galvanically isolated, offer both current and voltage outputs, and have built-in signal filtering capability. Microprocessor controlled for high performance at any application speed.
FMS USA | 847-392-7872 | www.fms-technology.com