NH, USA - December 5, 2014) Dover Flexo
Electronics announces the rugged Model F transducer, a high-accuracy tension
measurement device with a flat-top surface to mount under a pillow block bearing.
transducers, often referred to as ‘load cells', sense an applied force and send
a proportional voltage signal to a display or to a tension controller. The
ability to accurately measure tension helps machine operators improve
consistency and quality of the flat, flexible materials manufactured in the
converting, nonwovens, pulp and paper, and boxboard industries.
most transducers mount in pairs onto the shaft ends of the idler rolls in a
machine's web path, the F-type transducers install under pillow block bearings
that support each end of a live-shaft idler roll. This robust mounting
configuration works for heavier loads and applications that involve winding or
unwinding at higher tensions, as in the paper industry.
for use in demanding tension measurement environments, the F transducer's shell
consists of a single-piece aluminum base with a removable stainless steel top
plate. A rubber seal between the base and top plate prevents water intrusion
and other contamination. The transducer's electrical connector is located at
the end of a short cable for easy access during installation.
Low-maintenance, corrosion-resistant design can be installed
in any orientation
Measures loads ranging from under 100 lbs up to 5,000 lbs
Two standard sizes with an 8-inch and 11-inch long top plate
Tethered top-plate safety feature and mechanical stops
protect from overloads
Meets IP 65 standard for ingress protection
F-transducer has replaced DFE's UPBH and UPBV under-pillow-block style transducers