Redex shows tension control products at Labelexpo Asia 2023

The new WAT+ load cell offers versatility, accuracy and measurement stability for narrow web applications 

Tension control specialist Redex Group is showcasing WAT+ load cells dedicated to tension measurement for applications in composites, wire and cable, converting, packaging, labelling and battery manufacturing at Labelexpo Asia 2023 taking place from December 5-8.  

The tension control specialist offers with WAT+ series, its know-how in force measurement with a concept based on a modular architecture designed to handle pulley or roller for strip, wire and narrow web applications and bearing housing or coupling supporting the shaft for larger web.  

The Redex WAT+ sensors range is made from a versatile load cell (core of the solution) on which different mounting accessories can be fixed. Through the internal structure optimization, three different measurement sensibilities are available by size. The compact size 1 covers 50N-250N-500N ranges while the new size 2 extends measurement range to 1000N-2500N-5000N for larger web in converting market or stronger products in cable or metal strips applications.  

This unique design enables the use of same accessories by size, whatever the chosen load range.  

Advanced research with finite elements calculation made on the internal structure of the cell enables as a result to ensure that the measurement value remains the same whatever the position of the product on a cantilever roller.  

Another crucial reason for this modular solution is the flexibility offered to engineers to design their own accessories according to any of their special requirements, such as special length, special surface treatments and special pulleys shapes.  

Redex Group is a reference supplier of tension control products under its brand Merobel.  

WAT+ load cells, together with Ampliblock+, the new release of the universal sensors signal amplifier provide a package solution completing the measurement offer for any kind of dynamic and accurate tension systems.