Tension Transducers (Load Cells)

Precision manufactured DFE tension transducers feature semiconductor strain gage technology, providing superior performance and reliability.

Model C Series Tension Transducers

Model C transducers (also known as load cells) are the industry standard for performance, utilizing highly-sensitive and durable semi-conductor strain-gages. Available in five mounting styles with live shaft or dead shaft couplings. Load ratings from 10 to 800 lbs.

TR Tension Roll® Transducers

The Tension Roll® transducer, or TR, is a complete tension measurement system incorporating two load cells within an idler roll built to your specifications.  The one piece design allows for quick and easy installation in most converting machines.  Available in 2.25", 3", 4", 5" and 6" diameters and roll lengths from 6" to 120".  Load ratings from 12 to 400 lbs.

STR Segmented Tension Roll®

The Segmented Tension Roll® transducer is a specialty idler roll assembly capable of measuring tension on multiple web strands.   Well-suited for slitter-rewinder systems or precision web applications where multiple data points must be recorded across a continuous web width.

NW Narrow Web Tension Transducer

The Narrow Web tension transducer, available in 2.25", 3" and 3.5" diameter, combines a bearing-mounted idler roll and two tension sensing load cells in one package. The convenient to install, cantilevered design is perfect for controlling web tension on tag & label machinery and presses.

Model F Series Tension Transducer

For those measurement applications with a high load (heavy tension) on the substrate and idler rolls in the web path, the Model FH or FV are the tension sensing tools to use. The F transducer is DFE's current generation tension sensors, used in pairs, for mounting 'under pillow-block' on machines with the idler roll shaft ends mounted in pillow-block bearings.

VNW Very Narrow Web Tension Transducer

The VNW Very Narrow Web transducer is a compact tension sensing device for measuring process tension in narrow web (up to 4 inches wide), ribbon or filament. The VNW transducer combines the robust and versatile design of DFE's time-proven Model C shaft-end transducers with a choice of mounting styles and wheel options from the RFA-style cantilevered transducers.  Load ratings up to 400 lbs.

RFA Ribbon Filament Tension Transducer

The RFA Ribbon Filament Transducers are designed to measure tension in any moving ribbon, filament, or very narrow web. Ideal for wire, plastic, rubber, metal, glass, composite or other flexible substrates.  Minimum calibration scale: 0-200g (10 lb load rating).

LT Low Tension Transducer

Strong, compact LT Low Tension Transducers that convert filament or web tension into a D.C. voltage proportional to tension. Typically used in filament winding, fiber processing and materials' applications that require tension control at very low levels.