Cable Tape Payoff

TDC - Technical Development Corporation | Machinery & Equipment

Cable Tape Payoff Single Position

Tape payoffs are used in cable construction for dialectric purpose or to provide moisture resistance. An overall tape wrap is commonly used in twisted pair cable such as category 3, 5, 5e and 6.


  • 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