SteadyWeb™ 5 Digital Tension Controller (Discontinued)

The SteadyWeb™ 5 combines a color LCD display with a softkey menu interface and jog dial for intuitive programming and operation.

Product Status: Discontinued
End Date: December 31, 2020

The SteadyWeb™ 5‘s stable output and versatility in managing web tension in the most challenging applications is unmatched.

The SteadyWeb™ 5 maintains a pre-selected tension set point on a web machine or press by measuring web tension from a tension transducer (or transducer pair), and then sending a compensating signal to a tensioning device such as a pneumatic brake, clutch or a DC drive. The digital closed-loop PID control algorithm allows manufacturers to improve process consistency and productivity.

The large, bright and colorful touchscreen user interface is so easy-to-use that your operators will be up to speed with minimal instruction and training time. Initial setup and configuration is fast with illustrated prompts and color graphics.

The controller may be used in unwind, rewind or intermediate tension zones. A variety of controller output modes is available for operating pneumatic or electric brakes and clutches, eddy current clutches, and DC and AC drives:

Drive Output (D)
0-10 VDC compensated output. Used to control DC drives or other variable speed drive systems. This output is isolated from earth ground to make it more compatible with all drives.

Pneumatic Output (P)
Used to actuate any air-operated brake or clutch. The standard version includes a servo valve and pressure regulator installed in a separate open-back enclosure.

High-Voltage Output (V)
Uses Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCR’s) to produce a standard variable voltage of up to 90 VDC to operate any electric brake or clutch, including eddy current clutches. 24 VDC Output is a standard configuration choice that does not require an optional High-voltage output module.

• Large 4.3-inch graphic display
• Menu scroll knob and soft keys for choice selection
• Choice of wall-mount full enclosure or panel-mount for control panel installation
• Choice of power inputs: 100-240 VAC 60/50 Hz or 24 VDC
• Isolated 0-10 VDC control output
• 0-1 mA tension output
• Storage and Recall for 32 setups
• Auto-detection and selection of transducer excitation (5V or 10V)
• Integrated diagnostic tools
• Automatic and Manual control modes
• Emergency Stop circuit
• Ratio output up and down
• Sample and hold output
• Operator lock-out
• Soft Start
• Tension meter damping
• Integrated diagnostic tools for quick trouble-shooting, if necessary

• 230 VAC Power Input
• 24 VDC Output
• 4-20 mA Output
• 45 VDC Output
• Bipolar 10V Output
• Serial Data Connector
• Metric Pneumatic Fittings
• Reverse Output
• RS232 or RS485 Interface
• Remote Tension Amplifier
• Speed Follow by DC Tach or Pulse Tach/Encoder
• Tension Limit Switch
• Tension On Relay
• Taper Tension by DC Tachs, Pulse Tachs or Diameter Follower

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