SteadyWeb5™ Tension Controller

Dover Flexo Electronics, Inc (DFE) announces that the company has added features to the popular SteadyWeb™ line of tension controllers.

The SteadyWeb5 digital controller maintains set tension on a web in any zone of a converting machine or web press to improve process consistency. It’s a full-featured controller that makes it easier for plant management to bring operators up to speed in minimal training time via the color backlit LCD with illustrated prompts and color graphics. A large front dial allows easy scrolling through configuration values. Now setup and control can also be managed remotely and wirelessly with new communications options including Ethernet and wi-fi.

Mike Mills, a DFE customer and Plant Engineer at McMurray Fabrics noted, “I’ve got to say setting up the SteadyWeb 5 was simple. I am very impressed with the setup of the menus and how easy it is to navigate through each stage of the setup.”

”I’m now ready to tune the PID loop and the fact that I can adjust each segment while watching the graph is brilliant! I can tell this was designed by people who have been out in the field doing  startups.”

For setup and configuration, a machine technician may use the front panel color graphic interface with its convenient scroll knob, or he may choose a communications option that best fits the operating environment.  

The options include:     

  • Serial Communication – Modbus RTU or HCI available as RS232 or RS485 interfaces
  • Ethernet – An optional 10/100 Base-T Ethernet card with RJ45 Jack for remote web access