Tension control accuracy in payoff systems affects product quality. Solutions used in industry range from crude, improvised methods to precise, closed-loop microprocessor controlled systems. The degree of accuracy required for a specific application dictates the selection of payoff system. In this paper, authors explore the spectrum of tension control systems and their appropriate uses ranging from constant torque brakes to powered payoffs. Authors highlight a recently developed controller that provides a simple, integrated control system.
Hall: Sonoco Theater [Exhibition Hall]
Track: Technical Program
Type: Technical Paper