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We have, in past articles, discussed the importance of maintaining proper web tension within your converting process. Oftentimes, the question arises as to what web tension levels you are actually running. This information is sometimes hard to attain. When you want to know what your roll diameter is you simply pull out a tape measure and get an accurate measurement. If you want to know what your roll weighs you simply place your roll on a scale and acquire an accurate measurement. Unfortunately, accurately measuring web tension is not so simple. However, there are resources and methods to estimating and measuring actual web tension:
These methods of estimating and measuring web tension should assist your web tension must be specified.
Jeffrey Damour, Sales Engineer, Converter Accessory Corporation, Wind Gap, PA,
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What is Web Handling?
Web Handling is the science, engineering and equipment necessary to successfully transport a continuous flexible material through various processes without defect. Enhancing Web Handling with proper equipment will ensure materials are processed at their maximum efficiency, allowing the process to generate maximum profits.
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