(Clutches and Brakes)
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The reliability maintenance team at the fine papers division of a major multinational paper producer recently discovered an alternative to the maintenance and repair aggravation they were experiencing... (View Full Article)
(Web Handling and Processing Equipment)
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A manufacturer of recycled paperboard cartons in Michigan needed to expand the use of polypropylene film in it's production of paperboard packaging. The plant's customers were seeking paperboard... (View Full Article)
(Tension Sensing)
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Controlling tension over a wide tension range is possible, but often a challenge. There are various solutions for this situation which include utilizing multiple web paths with individual transducer... (View Full Article)
(Tension Sensing)
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Have you ever needed to measure or control tension on multiple strands of web as they are being wound onto individual winders or takeups? A typical example is the case where a wide web of delicate or... (View Full Article)
(Tension Sensing)
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A major metropolitan publisher in North America prints a large circulation daily newspaper on six offset web presses with twelve print stations per press. The newspaper presses handle web widths of... (View Full Article)
(Web Handling and Processing Equipment)
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For tire manufacturers trying to achieve defect-free product, identifying and minimizing production deviations throughout the tire-making process is critical. Dover Flexo Electronics has, over the... (View Full Article)
(Engineering and Technical Services)
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An interactive calculator utility for determining the net force of a web on a given roll with a known wrap angle. The resulting net force is used to select the proper tension transducer size for your... (View Full Article)
(Clutches and Brakes)
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A&F Corporation, a machinery builder for the paper industry, recently completed the start-up of a slitter/ rewinder machine at a North American paper mill. The slitter/ rewinder is used for processing... (View Full Article)
(Tension Sensing)
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Tension control is a key factor in Arkwright Inc.'s efforts to enhance its overall process control and attain repeatable numbers, says Glenn Markel, director of engineering. Based in Fiskeville, RI,... (View Full Article)
(Process Controllers)
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In the materials processing industry, words like "stress" and "strain" take on a different meaning from our typical, everyday usage of these terms. I suppose there is a similarity in that they both... (View Full Article)
(Tension Sensing)
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In the converting industry we have all kinds of webs to control tension on, from the bonding of a zip lock strip to a plastic web for making zip lock bags to folding carton stock. The correct tension... (View Full Article)
(Tension Sensing)
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DFE has been producing high-quality strain-gage tension transducers (often called 'load cells') since 1974. Web process manufacturers and OEMs buy DFE transducers because they are accurate,... (View Full Article)
(Web Handling and Processing Equipment)
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The key to reliable defect prevention is the converter's ability to measure and make machine adjustments to eliminate unwelcome deviations including tension transients. While many film printers and... (View Full Article)
(Tension Sensing)
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One of the new labor-saving features of DFE's tension indicator and controller products is technology. With the indication and control electronics use front-panel push buttons instead of... (View Full Article)
(Tension Sensing)
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The TI17C and TI18C tension indicators have had their internal components upgraded and ruggedized over previous generations of tension measurement electronics. Thorough testing shows that they deliver... (View Full Article)