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Custom Yarn Tension Sensors (Load Cells) For Textile & Wiring Machines

Market: Industrial | Product Line: Load Cells


Yarn tension measurement is required in most large volume winding of industrial wires, cable, composite filament, and textile cloth to assure uniformed cable, producing a high quality and a consistent product. Sensors help to assure an even tension in each of the component yarns, typically in a closed loop system to control any breaks for each line.

Customer Challenge:

In need of a smaller sensor to fit into machines seamlessly, with a desire for custom form factors to cut down on the cost of wiring.

SMD Sensor Solution:

Strain Measurement Devices provided the customer with both S100 and S215 load cells because of their small size, high accuracy, overload protection, and long term stability. All yarn tension sensors were fitted and mounted with customer specific ceramic yarn guides.

The standard load cell product line at SMD highlights a robust design of force measurement sensors, covering a wide array of applications and ensuring high quality results in industrial applications.