Whether you are feeding a wire EDM machine, a wire stripper, or winding electric motor coils, precision wire tension is key in meeting today’s high-performance standards. The key to precision wire tension control requires live monitoring of the wire tension. By utilizing a load cell in-line with the wire tensioner, a versatile wire tensioning system can be developed that can adapt to changing wire quality and conditions.
This adaptive system can maintain high coil winding quality and repeatability while maximizing process efficiency by preventing wire breakage.
- Load Cell is mounted in-line between the wire tensioner and a linear actuator to measure wire tension.
- Adjusting the linear actuator piston causes changes in wire tension which generates a signal in the load cell.
- The signal from the load cell is then sent to the Amplifier.
- The amplified signal is then fed into a PLC/ Motion Controller which drives the liner actuator, closing the control loop, and allowing the system to actively adapt to changing wire conditions.
Amplifier output can be simultaneously monitored and adjusted on a Windows PC with Lorenz software while providing high speed, amplified, analog output.