The F series transducer is a heavy-duty, flat transducer designed to accurately measure web tension in machines having live-shaft idler rolls. One F transducer mounts under the pillow block bearing at each end of the roll shaft. Designed for use in demanding tension measurement environments, the F transducer shell has a single-piece aluminum base with a removable stainless steel top plate. A rubber seal between the base and top plate prevents water intrusion or other contamination. The transducer’s electrical connector is located at the end of a short cable for simpler access during installation.
The F series transducers supersede the former UPB style tension transducers.
The F transducer is available in a V (vertical) configuration for use when the applied force is roughly perpendicular to the top plate of the transducer. It is also available in an H (horizontal) configuration for use when the applied force is oriented more parallel to the transducer top plate. The F transducer mounts on a stable machine frame surface using one bolt (size 2), or two bolts (size 3) on each end.
The F transducer is available in two sizes. Load ratings range to 1200 lbs in the size 2 and 5000 lbs. in the size 3.
Corrosion-resistant stainless steel and aluminum construction.
Attached cable with amphenol connector.
Tethered top plate safety feature prevents separation from transducer in the unlikely event of beam breakage.
Robust overload protection. Load stops limit beam deflection to 125% of rated output.
Designed to meet CE mark requirements for Measurement & Control equipment: EN61326 for EMI.
Designed to meet the IP 65 standard for ingress protection.
Entire length of top plate is clear for pillow block installation.
Can be installed in any orientation.
Mechanical stop provides protection from overloads.
Use with live-shaft or dead-shaft idler rolls.
Drill and Tap (D&T). Drill and tap the top plate.
Extended Range output (XR). Produces twice the output signal for a given load rating. Must be used with electronics having extended range option.
Oversized Top Plate (OTP). For mounting of oversized pillow block bearing
Permanently Attached Cable with Tinned Leads (PT). Instead of cable connector.
Note: Some people refer to tension transducers as load cells. That's okay.