Web Tension Measurement
PillowBlock horizontal load cells are ideal in applications characterized by low tension levels, heavy rolls and high operating speeds.
Using this horizontal force component to measure web tension can be highly advantageous. The load cell can be sized to measure just the web tension, excluding the tare weight of the roll, which, on a big paper machine, for example, can be far greater than the tension in the sheet. The result is optimized measurement accuracy.