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June 2017 Better Web Control Newsletter

In this issue:
Direct Replacement Load Cells
Summer Shutdown Service
Dancer Position Sensor


Dependable Direct Replacement Load Cells
Replace With Ease & Without Interruption

Achieving high quality tension control starts with a high quality tension control signal. Montalvo’s load cells offer greater sensitivity to detect the slightest changes in tension to minimize waste and maximize process quality. The high quality, high performance load cells you’ve come to know with Montalvo in the dimensional sizes you require if utilizing DFE or CMC load cells. Direct Replacement load cells meet DFE and CMC product dimension specifications to allow replacement with ease and without interruption.

dr-d- 3 pin dead shaft idlet load cells3 Pin Dead Shaft Idler Load Cells (DR-D Series – Dover Flexo Direct Replacement Load Cells):

  • 3 pin connector
  • Dimensional Equivalent to DFE Load Cell
  • Multiple mounting options
  • 100% stainless steel
  • 360° overload protection

For more information visit the DR-D Series Webpage

Full Bridge Dead Shaft Idler Load Cells (DR-C Series – CMC Direct Replacement Load Cells):
Full Bridge Load Cell (half bridge available)

  • Dimensional Equivalent to CMC Load Cell
  • Multiple mounting options
  • 100% stainless steel
  • 360° overload protection

For more information visit the DR-C Series Webpage


Summer Shutdown Service and Support
Utilize Your Machine Downtime for UpkeepWeb Tension Control Services

Montalvo offers a wide range of services and a summer shutdown can be the perfect opportunity to have a Montalvo Applications Specialist look over your machine. To help you achieve more we offer:

  • Tune ups for your existing equipment
  • Machine/process evaluations for product or upgrade recommendations
  • Installation and start-up assistance, or
  • Training sessions for your team members

Let us service your Montalvo equipment to ensure its overall optimal performance.

Contact Us to set up your appointment today!


DPS Dancer Position Sensor/Inclinometer
No Wear Parts, Zero Maintenance

DPS Installed on Dancer Arm

The Montalvo Dancer Position Sensor utilizes the latest in sensor technology to give you rapid, yet precise, response times and tension feedback. Installation of the DPS is a no hassle job that can be done without any adjustments to your current application. Also, with non-contact
housing and no wear parts, you can expect an exceptionally long service life. We are proud that our DPS provides you with leading accuracy of 99.98%.

  • Easy installation
  • Extended service life
  • Flexible axis mounting
  • Sensitive and precise
  • Rapid response time
  • Tool-less collaboration
  • Repeatable
  • Short circuit proof

It’s just that easy!

Get More Information on the DPS Dancer Position Sensor


Here For You!
Need technical assistance, have a question about your application, adding components to a new machine, or want to explore an upgrade or retrofit, we are here to help you any way we can.

Contact a Montalvo Applications Specialist

May 2017 Better Web Control Newsletter

In this issue:
Lunch and Learns
Spare Parts
EtherNet/IP™


Better Web Control Lunch and Learns
Pick up some knowledge while you pick up a fork

Host a lunch and learn with a Montalvo Application Specialist and your team to discuss a topic of your choosing. Whether its gaining more insights and understanding into specific Montalvo products, exclusive and innovative technologies like Range Expansion, or you are looking to learn more about tension control concepts and options, we can provide you the knowledge you are looking for while you dine!

Previous Lunch & Learn Topics Have Included:

  • Dancer Tension Control Basics
  • Web Tension Control 101
  • Common Symptoms and Solutions
  • Z4 Tension Controller
  • Tension Controller Functions Overview
  • Range Expansion
  • Variable Wrap Angle Technology
  • Product Specific Information Session

Contact Us to Request a Lunch and Learn


High Quality, High Performance OEM Spare Parts
Genuine Parts Direct from MontalvoTension Control Spare Parts

Achieve long lasting, high quality performance for the life our your Montalvo products, with genuine Montalvo spare parts direct from us.

  • Genuine OEM Parts
  • Longer Service Life
  • Higher Quality
  • Unmatched Performance
  • Greater Reliability
  • Faster Delivery
  • Factory Direct Pricing

Genuine parts direct from us to you!Friction pads, friction modules, brake discs, piston kits, disc-hub assemblies, and everything else.

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EtherNet/IP™ Communications
Z4 Tension Controllersz4-tension-controller-ethernet-ip-odva-certified

Announcing ODVA EtherNet/IP™ Communication for our series of Z4 Tension Controllers.

Available as a communication option for new Z4 Tension Controllers, or as an upgrade for existing Z4’s in the field, EtherNet/IP™ allows customers to easily interface with an existing HMI on the operator panel of the machine, allow management to record, and store information about the condition of the machine, and reduce, or eliminate the need for running cables/wires for installation.

ODVA EtherNet/IP™ Features Include:

  • Faster communication between Z4’s and other networked devices
  • Easily interface with existing HMI
  • Parameters made available for customized tracking and logging
  • Easily integrates into existing Ethernet system

Learn More

Contact Us to Request a Quote


Here For You!
Need technical assistance, have a question about your application, adding components to a new machine, or want to explore an upgrade or retrofit, we are here to help you any way we can.

Contact a Montalvo Applications Specialist

March 2017 Better Web Control Newsletter

In this issue:
EtherNet/IP™
Time to Celebrate
NEW Tension Sensing Rollers (TSR)


EtherNet/IP™ Communications
Z4 Tension Controllersz4-tension-controller-ethernet-ip-odva-certified

Announcing ODVA EtherNet/IP™ Communication for our series of Z4 Tension Controllers.

Available as a communication option for new Z4 Tension Controllers, or as an upgrade for existing Z4’s in the field, EtherNet/IP™ allows customers to easily interface with an existing HMI on the operator panel of the machine, allow management to record, and store information about the condition of the machine, and reduce, or eliminate the need for running cables/wires for installation.

ODVA EtherNet/IP™ Features Include:
Faster communication between Z4’s and other networked devices
Easily interface with existing HMI
Parameters made available for customized tracking and logging
Easily integrates into existing Ethernet system

Learn More

Contact Us to Request a Quote


Better Web Control for 70 Years!
The tradition continues

“There’s only one right way to build a product. Do it right the first time and back it up with top flight after-sales service.” – Edwin J. Montalvo Sr.

Since 1947 Montalvo has had one goal: provide Better Web Control; whether it be product, service, or support.

From the invention of the dual disc multiple range air brake and clutch for use in continuous unwinding and winding applications to the latest in advanced tension control technology Montalvo has continually brought the newest innovations to the industry for 70 years and proudly continues this tradition

Customers know when they work with Montalvo they are working with some of the industry’s most talented, most knowledgeable, and most experienced individuals. The respect Montalvo has earned within the industry and within its customers continues to drive the company to deliver the finest tension control products, services, and solutions to ensure our customers are maximizing the performance and capabilities of their applications for years to come.

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TSR Tension Sensing Rollers
Convenient, Drop-In, All-in-One UnitsTension Sensing Rollers

TSR Tension Sensing Rollers are an all-in-one, drop-in tension measurement solution combining performance and convenience. Re-designed for shorter lead times, lower pricing, and improved performance, the TSR is available in standard sizes, and finishes or completely customizable. The TSR is one of the most versatile, performance driven machine components in the industry for both OEM’s and End-Users.

Features Include:

  • Drop-In Installation
  • All-In-One Load Cell and Roller
  • Shorter Lead Times
  • Lower Pricing
  • Fully Customizable
  • Sensitive to the Slightest Tension Changes
  • Higher Performance
  • Higher QualityLearn more about TSR Tension Sensing Rollers

Here For You!
Need technical assistance, have a question about your application, adding components to a new machine, or want to explore an upgrade or retrofit, we are here to help you any way we can.

Contact a Montalvo Applications Specialist

February 2017 Better Web Control Newsletter

In this issue:
NEW TSR Tension Sensing Rollers
NEW P4 Automatic Range Expander
BLUE Lifetime Assurance


TSR Tension Sensing Rollers
Convenient, Drop-In, All-in-One UnitsTension Sensing Rollers

TSR Tension Sensing Rollers are an all-in-one, drop-in tension measurement solution combining performance and convenience. Re-designed for shorter lead times, lower pricing, and improved performance, the TSR is available in standard sizes, and finishes or completely customizable. The TSR is one of the most versatile, performance driven machine components in the industry for both OEM’s and End-Users.

Tension Sensing Roller

  • Features Include:
  • Drop-In Installation
  • All-In-One Load Cell and Roller
  • Shorter Lead Times
  • Lower Pricing
  • Fully Customizable
  • Sensitive to the Slightest Tension Changes
  • Higher Performance
  • Higher Quality

Learn more about TSR Tension Sensing Rollers

 


P4 Automatic Range Expander
The Latest in Range Expansion Technology

Expand your capabilities with the latest edition of Montalvo’s innovative technology.

Montalvo’s elite Automatic Range Expander expands the capabilities of existing machines, allowing them to be more effective at:

  • running multiple types of materials with differing tension levels,
  • gaining greater control at lower torque ranges
  • running high mass rolls at lighter tensions (ex: films, foils)
  • running low torque and tension applications that require high torque to stop (ex: sheeters).

Additional Features Include:

  • Automatic Operation
  • Compatible with Z4 and 3000 Series Tension Controllers
  • Easy Installation and Operation
  • Emergency Stop Valve

Get More Information on the P4


BLUE Lifetime Assurance
We Are Here for You!
Montalvo Blue Lifetime Assurance
Our commitment to provide you our very best in every way.BACK to BETTER WEB CONTROL
Things happen. And when they do, our first priority is to get you back up and running as quickly as possible. We want your machine running.LOCAL ACCESS
In person, phone, e-mail, or online. With four worldwide offices (USA, Germany, Denmark, China) and an authorized licensee & representative network throughout five continents, we give you the local dependability you rely on.

UNCOMPROMISING SERVICE & SUPPORT
Whether you have a single question, need a tension control consultation, or require technical support or service, we are committed to you for the entire life of your Montalvo products and beyond. We are here for you!

EXPERTISE
Since 1947, Montalvo has differentiated itself by offering more than just high quality and high performance tension control products. We are your resource for the tension control expertise required to expand the capabilities of your machinery and production line.
Learn more about Montalvo BLUE Lifetime Assurance

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Here For You!
Need technical assistance, have a question about your application, adding components to a new machine, or want to explore an upgrade or retrofit, we are here to help you any way we can.

Contact a Montalvo Applications Specialist

January 2017 Better Web Control Newsletter

In this issue:
New Product: Direct Replacement Load Cells
Product Re-Launch: Cantilever Load Cells
2016 Review: Pricing and Delivery


Direct Replacement Load Cells
Alternatives for DFE and CMC Dead Shaft-Idler Load Cells

Montalvo’s brand new line of cartridge style dead-shaft idler load cells known as our Direct Replacement series have been developed to be dimensional drop-in, direct replacement load cells for a variety of other load cell manufacturers. This line provides all the dimensional and functional requirements you may be accustomed to, while often having equal or better lead times and pricing. And like all of our products, DR-Series Load Cells are back by our highest levels of support, quality, and performance.

DR-C Full Bridge Direct Replacement Load Cellsdr-c full bridge dead shaft idler load cell main image
As alternatives to CMC Ultra and Legacy dead shaft style load cells, Montalvo’s DR-C Series are available in full bridge (or half bridge upon request) configurations, and meet CMC product dimension specifications.

DR-D 3 Pin Direct Replacements Load Cellsdr-d- 3 pin dead shaft idlet load cells main image
As alternatives to DFE Model C dead shaft style tension transducers, Montalvo’s DR-D Series feature integrated 3-pin connectors while meeting DFE product dimension specifications.

 

Our Direct Replacement Dead Shaft Idler Load Cells deliver the quality, performance, and service life Montalvo is known for with the dimensions and functionality that your process may require.

Learn more about the DR-C Full Bridge Load Cell

Learn more about the DR-D 3 Pin Load Cell


Cantilever Load Cells (N Series)
Redesigned – Relaunched
n-series-cantilever-load-cells-group-image-featured

Improved quality, performance, and convenience, combined with lower pricing and shorter lead times

N Series Cantilever Load Cells are designed for single side machine frames such as label, film, foil, and other narrow webs, N Series Load Cells, feature an anti-deflection design, semiconductor strain gauge technology and eliminate web steering for greater consistency and quality in your process.

Additional Features Include:

  • All-in-One System
  • Eliminates Web Steering
  • Easy Installation
  • Customizable Lengths, Diameters, and Finishes
  • Industry Leading Sensing Technology

Find the right N Series for you


Key Achievements in 2016
New Products, Lower Pricing, Excellence in Delivery

Thank you for a great 2016!
2016 marked an extremely busy year for Montalvo, and with 2017 here, I wanted to update you on the key achievements that were made in 2016 with delivery, new products, manufacturing, and pricing, as well as let you know what’s coming in the New Year!

High Marks for On Time Delivery – in 2016 Montalvo Delivered

In 2016 Montalvo delivered!

Although 2016 was a very busy year we still kept lead times short, often one of the strongest in the industry, without sacrificing delivery. We are proud to have approached 100% delivery in both our commitment and customer request dates.

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Key Developments in Load Cell Production and Pricing – Lower Prices, Shorter Lead Times, and New Load Cell Releases

In 2016 we invested in the future. A 40% increase in CNC capacity and a 20% increase in Engineering resources resulted in lower pricing, new load cell lines, and expanded production capability for our Load Cells contributing to industry leading lead times.

Learn More

New Products for 2017

As excited as we are to review the achievements of 2016, we are excited to discuss our continued developments in 2017. Early 2017 will see the release of two new products.

Learn More


Here For You!
Need technical assistance, have a question about your application, adding components to a new machine, or want to explore an upgrade or retrofit, we are here to help you any way we can.

Contact a Montalvo Applications Specialist

November 2016 Better Web Control Newsletter

In this issue:
Troubleshooting Tip
2 Week Tension Control Components
End of the Year Planning


Troubleshooting Tip
Is Your Tension Climbing or Becoming Unstable Near the Core?

If you are experiencing problems at your unwind, particularly as the roll approaches the core, in the form of tension climbing and/or the web tension becoming unstable, it is often caused by an I-P or E-P converter in the need of re-calibration.
The I/P or E/P converter is the device that takes the regulated output control signal from the controller (either open-loop or closed-loop) and adjusts the air pressure to the brake in order to maintain proper tension control.

These devices tend to be subject to the variability of the input air supply and/or suffer degradation over time due to poor air quality (water and/or oil in the supply) or simple wear and tear. Utilizing a high quality air filer (ex: MAF3) will improve air quality and assist system performance. In any event, the overall system performance will benefit from regular, routine calibration of the converter.

The good news is that it is a very simple procedure; it only takes a few minutes, and can be typically performed during roll changes or during a very short down time.
Read the Full Entry on Montalvo.com


Delivered in 2 Weeks or Less
Industry Leading Tension Control Components
load cell tension controller and amplifier tension control package

Get the process improvements you require through our industry leading tension control products faster than ever. We are proud to offer some of the shortest lead times in the industry on controllers, load cells, safety chucks, amplifiers and more.

Available products in 2 weeks or less include:
Additional Montalvo products are still available within 3 or 4 weeks, including Z4 Controllers, V, HP and Standard Brakes, Guardian Safety Chucks (standard), U Series Load Cells and much more. Half the time of other manufacturers.
Quality, performance, and productivity delivered quickly to you!

Gear up for 2017
End of the Year Tension Control Upgrades to Start off 2017 Rightproactive productive progressive

With fiscal planning underway for 2017, manufacturers look to maximize their 2016 budgets. An end of the year tension control upgrade is the perfect opportunity to add productivity and profitability to your machines.

Its the perfect time to start the budgetary quoting process to capitalize on any remaining 2016 budget at the end of the year while starting off 2017 right!

A tension control upgrade is an extremely cost effective method for adding increased capabilities and productivity to your machine. Whether it’s just a few key component upgrades or a larger tension control retrofit, Montalvo gives you the performance enhancements you require for years to come.

  • Reduced scrap
  • Increased line speed
  • Higher quality end product
  • Easier operation
  • Reduced maintenance

These are just a few of the possible benefits you can achieve through a Montalvo tension control upgrade.

Talk to a Montalvo Applications Specialist today to receive a quote.


Here For You!
Need technical assistance, have a question about your application, adding components to a new machine, or want to explore an upgrade or retrofit, we are here to help you any way we can.

Contact a Montalvo Applications Specialist

October 2016 Better Web Control Newsletter

In this issue:
End of the Year Planning
Troubleshooting Tip


Gear up for 2017
End of the Year Tension Control Upgrades to Start off 2017 Rightproactive productive progressive

With fiscal planning underway for 2017, manufacturers look to maximize their 2016 budgets. An end of the year tension control upgrade is the perfect opportunity to add productivity and profitability to your machines.

Its the perfect time to start the budgetary quoting process to capitalize on any remaining 2016 budget at the end of the year while starting off 2017 right!

A tension control upgrade is an extremely cost effective method for adding increased capabilities and productivity to your machine. Whether it’s just a few key component upgrades or a larger tension control retrofit, Montalvo gives you the performance enhancements you require for years to come.

  • Reduced scrap
  • Increased line speed
  • Higher quality end product
  • Easier operation
  • Reduced maintenance

These are just a few of the possible benefits you can achieve through a Montalvo tension control upgrade.
Talk to a Montalvo Applications Specialist today to receive a quote.


Troubleshooting Tip: Is Your Tension Climbing of Becoming Unstable Near the Core?
BWC Blog

If you are experiencing problems at your unwind, particularly as the roll approaches the core, in the form of tension climbing and/or the web tension becoming unstable, it is often caused by an I-P or E-P converter in the need of re-calibration.

The I/P or E/P converter is the device that takes the regulated output control signal from the controller (either open-loop or closed-loop) and adjusts the air pressure to the brake in order to maintain proper tension control.

These devices tend to be subject to the variability of the input air supply and/or suffer degradation over time due to poor air quality (water and/or oil in the supply) or simple wear and tear. Utilizing a high quality air filer (ex: MAF3) will improve air quality and assist system performance. In any event, the overall system performance will benefit from regular, routine calibration of the converter.

The good news is that it is a very simple procedure; it only takes a few minutes, and can be typically performed during roll changes or during a very short down time.

Read the full post here


Here For You!
Need technical assistance, have a question about your application, adding components to a new machine, or want to explore an upgrade or retrofit, we are here to help you any way we can.

Contact a Montalvo Applications Specialist

September 2016 Better Web Control Newsletter

In this issue:
Web Guide Showcase
Troubleshooting Tip
LabelExpo 2016

Web Guide Showcase: Shifting Unwind Stand with Dual Unwind Positions
All-Air Web Guiding with Tension Control
Check out Coast Controls latest shifting unwind stand featuring Montalvo Tension Control components.

Tension Control Components include:
U4 Open Loop Tension Controllers
V254 Tension Brakes
Proximity Sensors
MPC-4 I/P

The Model (SRS1-R10-24-U-C-DUAL) Shifting Unwind Stand with Dual unwind positions feature Coast’s exclusive All-Air Guiding System for accurately guiding two independent, 40 lb. x 40 in. dia. x 12 to 30 in. wide rolls as it unwinds at a constant rate into two independent nip drives that feed a loop system measuring the position of the loop and into an intermittent motion process at 1.5 in. index @ 100c/min.

The Unwind Guiding systems feature Open Loop tension controls paired with Drive Systems and 3-inch core shafts.

Material – Foam Type Products
Max Roll Diameter – 40 inches
Core Diameter – 3 inches
Web Width – 12 to 30 inches
Web Tension – 1-2 PLI from the unwind to the nip drives
Machine Speed – 1.5 in. index @ 100c/min
Max Roll Weight – 40 lbs
Electrical – 480 Volt, 3 Phase

For more information on Coast Controls’ Unwind or Rewind Stands or any of their All-Air Web Guiding Systems visit coastcontrols.com


Troubleshooting Tip: No Response from the Amplifier on Your Controller
BWC Blog

1. Always check to make sure the proper power is being supplied to the amplifier. For example our A4 Amplifier requires 24 VDC input whereas a M3200 utilizes 120/240 VAC. If the wrong voltage is supplied to the amplifier, the amplifier will not work and could potentially permanently damage the amplifier.

2. Ensure the output signal wires of the amplifier are connected properly. Please check your amplifier manual for proper signal wire connections. Your controller or PLC will expect either a +4-20mA or +0-10VDC, and thus the proper signal connection must be made. Make sure you connect EITHER the +4-20mA or the +0-10VDC (or both) depending on the requirements of your control method.

3. If you have correctly checked the first two items, the next step is to ensure proper installation of your load cells, which will vary depending on the type of load cell you are utilizing.

If you are still experiencing issues, or need any other additional assistance, please contact a Montalvo Applications Specialist.

Read this entry on Montalvo.com


Coast Control At LabelExpo 2016
Featuring Live Montalvo Tension Control Productsmontalvo and coast controls partnership

LabelExpo 2016
Hall C
Booth 3622

Coast Controls, manufacturers of All-Air Web Guiding systems, will be featuring a live demonstration unit running clear plastic film through various web guiding systems including a cantilevered unwind, displacement and steering guides with center guiding, splice table, auto centering and finally a new cantilevered rewind system, featuring Montalvo Tension Control components throughout.

Coast will also be discussing their custom turnkey unwind and rewind systems featuring Montalvo tension controls! Let Coast design an Unwind or Rewind guiding system that meets the needs of your application!

Check out the latest in web guiding and tension control technology live at the Coast Controls Booth 3622 in Hall C at LabelExpo 2016, September 13-15.

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August 2016 Better Web Control Newsletter

In this issue:
Key Considerations: Load Cell Installation
Range Expansion Demonstration
Tension Control Packages: 2 Weeks or Less


Dead Shaft Idler Load Cell Installation Considerations

ES Dead Shaft/Idler Load Cells

When installing your ES Series Dead Shaft-Idler load cells there are a few key considerations to ensure proper installation. Follow the provided installation instructions with your components, but if you are experiencing some issues, check the following:

Idler Roll Support
The load cells should be supporting the roll as if the roll were attached directly to the machine frame. If the idler roll is not completely supported by the load cell you will run into issues. This is typically caused by either the idler roll dead-shaft being too short, or the shaft diameter is not the same size as the load cell coupling. If you have a shaft size diameter that is not the same size as the load cell coupling Montalvo does supply bushings to ensure the shaft properly fits into the load cell. Contact us for more information.

Heavy Idler Roll
When selecting the correct load rating for your load cells, the weight of the idler roll must be accounted for. The load on the load cells is determined by the web tension, the wrap angle (how much of the idler roll is contacted by the material as it passes over the roller), the direction of force due to web tension, and the weight of the idler roll. If you are utilizing a pair of 50 lb (22kg) rated load cells (meaning their maximum is 50 lbs each) and your idler roll weighs 50 lbs, you effectively only have half of the load cells capacity left to account for the three other factors contributing to the total load. When sizing a load cell it is always recommended that you discuss your process with a Montalvo Applications Specialists to ensure the load cells are properly sized based on all of your process variables.

Uniform Mounting
A critical step in installation is to ensure that both load cells are mounted the same way in respect to the direction of force. Montalvo ES load cells are labeled with a “force arrow” indicating how the load cell should be mounted. The arrow should be aimed in the direction of force due to web tension. If one load cell is aiming in one direction and the other load cells is aiming in another direction then you may receive signal errors, and the load cells could be operating at less than optimum efficiency.
Read this post at Montalvo.com


Range Expansion: It’s Like Getting a Brand New Machine
Check out the VideoP-3000HD Range Expander

In today’s environment, manufacturers are required to do more with less. Manufacturers cannot always afford new machines, and current machines may now need to perform functions they were not originally intended for. The automatic range expander gives you that ability.

Range expansion increases the capabilities of existing machines, allowing them to be more effective at:
running multiple types of materials with differing tension levels
gain greater control at lower torque ranges
run high mass rolls at lighter tensions (i.e. films & foils)
run low torque and tension applications that require high torque to stop (i.e. sheeters)
reduce friction pad wear

Check out the video here to see exactly how our Range Expander works and expands the capabilities of your machine.


Delivered in 2 Weeks or Less
Industry Leading Tension Control Component Packagesload cell tension controller and amplifier tension control package

Get the process improvements you require through our industry leading tension control products faster than ever. We are proud to offer some of the shortest lead times in the industry on controllers, load cells, safety chucks, amplifiers and more.

Available products in 2 weeks or less include:

  • S4 Tension Controllers
  • U4 Open Loop Tension Controllers
  • M3200 Amplifiers
  • A4 Amplifiers
  • M4 Meters
  • ES Dead Shaft-Idler Load Cells
  • CD Tension Brakes
  • DPS 45 Dancer Position Sensors
  • US4 (100mm to 1m) Ultrasonic Sensors
  • MPC4 IP Converters and PDA Valves

Additional Montalvo products are still available within 3 or 4 weeks, including Z4 Controllers, V, HP and Standard Brakes, Guardian Safety Chucks (standard), U Series Load Cells and much more. Half the time of other manufacturers.

Quality, performance, and productivity delivered quickly to you!
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Here For You!
Need technical assistance, have a question about your application, adding components to a new machine, or want to explore an upgrade or retrofit, we are here to help you any way we can.

Contact a Montalvo Applications Specialist

July 2016 Better Web Control Newsletter

In this issue:
Achieve More: Tension Control Upgrades
Troubleshooting: Setpoint and Air Pressure
Tension Control Packages: 2 Weeks or Less


Expanded Capabilities, Increased Productivity, Greater Consistency, Easier Operation – Achieve More with a Tension Control UpgradeLoad Cell/Roll Assembly (LCR)

Montalvo delivers the key upgrades your machine requires to expand its capabilities and effectively compete with today’s newer machines. Whether upgrading components or building in new tension control systems, we give you a quick return on investment and help you Achieve More!

Experience
With soon to be 70 years of experience in the tension control industry, you know you are getting the best in knowledge and experience to make your application more productive.

Drop In Replacements
Whether you’re upgrading our components or other manufacturers, a majority of our upgrades easily integrate into your current application.

Cost Effective
We specialize in cost effective upgrades that deliver a quick return on investment and increase your productivity for years to come.

Support
We pride ourselves on our ongoing after sales service and support for all of our customers. We are here for you!

Increases Your Capabilities
A few key, simple changes will make your machine run as practically new, enhancing the capability, productivity, and profitability of your application.

Learn More and See Specific Upgrade Examples


What to do When Your Tension Reading is Not Steady

Depending on where your controller is in its service life, and if a controller has been moved from a different machine, or is simply running a different process, certain process parameters might have been changed that need to be changed within the controller.

  1.  If you find your cannot get the controllers setpoint above a certain level, switch to the “supervisory messages” and check the value programmed into “meter scale”. Whatever this level is set to, will be the highest your setpoint will go to. Simply change it according to your needs.
  2. If the air pressure to your brake is not going above a certain PSI and you suspect it should be, check the “Out Limit” and “Out Scale” values. Both of these should be set to the factory default of 75 PSI.

Especially in older controllers, if you feel something is out of sorts, check the “Factory Settings” for your controller, your technical manual, or contact a Montalvo Applications Specialist for assistance.

Read this blog on Montalvo.com


Delivered in 2 Weeks or Less
Industry Leading Tension Control Component Packagesload cell tension controller and amplifier tension control package

Get the process improvements you require through our industry leading tension control products faster than ever. We are proud to offer some of the shortest lead times in the industry on controllers, load cells, safety chucks, amplifiers and more.

Available products in 2 weeks or less include:

  • S4 Tension Controllers
  • U4 Open Loop Tension Controllers
  • M3200 Amplifiers
  • A4 Amplifiers
  • M4 Meters
  • ES Dead Shaft-Idler Load Cells
  • CD Tension Brakes
  • DPS 45 Dancer Position Sensors
  • US4 (100mm to 1m) Ultrasonic Sensors
  • MPC4 IP Converters and PDA Valves

Additional Montalvo products are still available within 3 or 4 weeks, including Z4 Controllers, V, HP and Standard Brakes, Guardian Safety Chucks (standard), U Series Load Cells and much more. Half the time of other manufacturers.

Quality, performance, and productivity delivered quickly to you!

See More


Here For You!
Need technical assistance, have a question about your application, adding components to a new machine, or want to explore an upgrade or retrofit, we are here to help you any way we can.

Contact a Montalvo Applications Specialist