Montalvo Offering In-Line Tensioner


GORHAM, ME | Montalvo has designed a new in-line tensioner system to create a tension control zone prior to specific processing, where none previously existed. 

President Ed Montalvo says, “Our customers needed a unique solution where a complete tension control system wasn’t an option. They needed a standalone, drop-in tension zone to manage tension prior to entering the gluing and then the winding process. We were able to provide new specific points of control for each of the stages in their process.”

The custom in-line tensioner utilizes a CD Series brake, i4 Tension Indicator, and a pair of ES-LR Live Roller Load Cells. Operators are able to adjust output to the brake manually to create the exact desired tension level based on the precise tension feedback provided from the load cells displayed on the indicator, eliminating the guesswork in adjusting tension by touching the web. An automatic version utilizing the S4 Closed Loop Tension Controller is also available.

Company says the custom in-line tensioner has been successfully deployed in both tube manufacturing and die-cutting applications.

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