• EtherNet/IP™ Communications for Z4 Tension Controllers
  • EtherNet/IP™ Communications for Z4 Tension Controllers

    Remote Version

  • EtherNet/IP™ Communications for Z4 Tension Controllers
  • EtherNet/IP™ Communications for Z4 Tension Controllers

    Z4 Web Tension Controller

EtherNet/IP™ Communications for Z4 Tension Controllers

Designed to easily interface Z4 Controllers with an existing HMI, 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.

  • Overview
  • Functions

Designed for Unwind Tension Zones utilizing Dancer Arm feedback

Designed Specifically for Dancers
The Z4-UD is designed specifically for the unique variables found in dancer applications and dancer control for higher quality performance.

Compatible with a Range of Feedback Sources:
Dancer position sensors, ultrasonic sensors, proximity switches, laser sensors, and potentiometers.

7” HD Interactive Display Screen
A high definition, crystal clear, and easy to navigate HMI blends form and function into one convenient package

Trend Storage
Continuously stores the last 7 days of process run data to get a more detailed look of your production. See machine downtime, run lengths, speeds, and tension, and more. Take your data with you by plugging in a USB thumb drive.

Remote Installation and Multiple Mounting Options
The Z4-UD remote version (Z4-UD-R) allows you to install the circuit board and the HMI in separate locations, while the enclosure version (Z4-UD-E) can be installed as either a panel or surface mount.

EtherNet/IP™ (ODVA Certified) Communication Option

Multi-Lingual HMI

24V Version Available

Upgradeable Communications

Compatible with Pneumatic or Electric Brakes and Clutches

Compatible with Drives

User Defined Units and Scale
Customize the interface, units, and scale to meet your specific requirements.

Analog & Digital Hybrid Tension Controller
The speed of analog combined with the functionality of digital; making tension corrections faster than any other controller. Simple to Program, Highly Responsive!

Automated Shaft Fill
When a shaft fill core is used the Z4 can activate the air shaft to lock cores into place preventing the slightest slip.

Set It & Forget It Technology
With a few simple button presses your machine operates at maximum efficiency without constant monitoring.

For additional information download the Z4-UD Datasheet

Minimizes tension upsets during start up.

Prevents web tension from dropping during rapid deceleration.

Maintains tension on materials during flying splice, resulting in successful splices without tension changes.

Web Break Detection
Programmable alarms or stop machine should a break occur, reducing waste and productivity loss.

Remotely Turn Tension On/Off

Progressive Gain
Ensures uniform stability from full roll all the way down to the core

Programmable Diameter Alarm
Alerts operator or stops machine if certain parameters (that you set) in your process are reached.

Range Expansion
Allows you run multiple types of materials and tensions on one machine, gain greater control at lower torque ranges, run high mass rolls at lighter tensions, and run low torque and tension applications that require high torque to stop. Learn More


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