• Precise tape tension control
  • Rugged design
  • Units available with 1, 2, or 4 positions
  • Air chuck for quick pad changes
  • Vector drive
  • Shown for traverse wound spools (pancake pad version available)
  • Optional spindle shaft available for product on spools

Machine Specifications

  • A-B digital AC vector drive (other makes available) and AC induction gear motor
  • Ceramic wheels and guides for gentle tape handling
  • Wheels and guides are adjustable for different spool widths
  • Air chuck accommodates tape spool hubs from 3-3.25 in diameter (custom sizes available)
  • Tape spool sizes up to 12″ wide and 13″ in diameter (custom sizes available)
  • Low inertia pneumatic dancer
  • Tension accurate within +/- 0.25 lbs.
  • Tension range from 0.5 to 5.0 lbs. (higher ranges available)
  • Tension adjustment by precision air regulator
  • Line speed 0-700 feet per minute (higher speeds require line speed reference)

Optional Features

  • Spindle shaft for accommodating tape on spools
  • Pancake pad version available with different frame, spool sizes and chucks
  • Tension measurement and readout
  • Remote change of tension setpoint from customer’s PLC
  • Low pad (spool) indicator
  • Any number of spindles
  • Custom features can be supplied to customer specifications