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FMS was founded in 1993, following a buyout from the FAG Kugelfischer Company. Since that time, a dedicated team has been establishing its own company history in the web tension and web guiding industry through market-leading developments and successful international expansion. Today, FMS is the company of choice for manufacturers and users of web processing equipment around the globe. Success has been achieved in a wide cross-section of industries, processes, and materials.

Wherever running web products are manufactured, processed or finished, two factors are critical for the quality of the finished product: constant tension and the consistent lateral position of the web. FMS closed loop control systems for web tension and web guiding continually maintain all the relevant parameters to ensure precise compliance with the reference values. At the same time, these values are made available for comprehensive recording for quality assurance purposes.

Tension Control: Maintaining constant tension with FMS products

Winding/unwinding, slitting, coating, printing and many other production processes require constant material tension. With current drive solutions, sensor technology, bus systems and amplifiers tension control has become state of the art in converting lines, metal, paper and wire manufacturing and processing. Nowadays, tension measuring load cells are part of the standard equipment in running web production lines.

Web Guiding: Maintaining constant position with FMS products

Many processes require material webs whose positions are precisely guided. FMS web guides detect the position of the material with web guide sensors, calculate the deviation from the reference position, and maintain the material at the required position with a steering frame actuator. FMS’s wide range of web tension control and web guiding products offer many possible modular combinations to cover virtually all applications.


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