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December 2017 Better Web Control Newsletter

In this issue:

TSC™ System – Patented Technology
Product Spotlight: EtherNet/IP™ for Z4 Tension Controller
Web Break Detection


The Montalvo TSC System™ Gains Patented Status
Performance. Convenience. Productivity.
Montalvo’s Torque Sensing Control™ Technology has been granted its full patent! Saving you money and space, the TSC™ eliminates extra costs by mitigating the need for additional rollers and load cells, while still delivering precise control for up to 9 different tension process parameters, and more… Read the full article here or visit the TSC™ Product Page for even more information!

torque sensing control system with ultrasonic sensor option

TSC System with US4 Option

Some valuable features the TSC™ offers are:
  • Customizable System Packages
  • Easy Installation, Set Up & Operation
  • Easily Upgrade Existing Machines
  • Smooth, Precise, Repeatable Tension Control from Full Roll to Core
  • Compact & Space Saving Tension Control Package
Questions about your Open-Loop technology? Click here to read an overview of the benefits and latest technology on your system.

Product Spotlight: Ethernet/IP™ Communications
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.
z4-tension-controller-ethernet-ip-odva-certified
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
Visit the NEW EtherNet/IP™ Product Page or any of the Z4 Tension Controller Product Pages for more information, manuals, datasheets, and more.

Web Break Detection
Be Prepared & Minimize Web Break Backlash.

Web Breaks are the bane of converting, printing, coating, and all applications. You rarely know in advance when a web break is going to happen, and when it does the operator is often at a loss to explain why it happened. Although a complete tension control system can greatly reduce the chances of a web break occurring, when a web break does occur it is the speed at which it is detected and action taken that determines the amount of time and product loss.Web Break

Although there are some general conditions that make web breaks more likely to happen, the specific circumstances that cause web breaks vary from application to application, from press to press, and from converting machine to converting machine.

On all Montalvo Web Break Detection equipped controllers users are able to program and adjust all web break detection settings, determining the level of sensitivity in triggering a web break signal, and creating the type of web break detection indication desired (ex: alarm, light, machine shutdown, etc.).

Web Break Detection comes equipped on the following Montalvo Controllers: X-3400 Tension ControllerZ4-UD Unwind Dancer Tension Controller, and the Z4-UI Unwind Dancer Tension Controller with Tension Indication. All controllers additionally feature a wide range of communicative, diagnostic, and performance enhancing features.


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November 2017 Better Web Control Newsletter

In this issue:

A4 Digital Amplifier
Fiscal Planning for 2018
Product Spotlight: Magnetic Particle Brakes


A4 Digital Amplifier
Load Cell Challenges “Vaporized” with the Push of a Button

The Montalvo A4 Digital Amplifier combines simplicity and functionality in one small convenient package. It has been engineered to meet the demands of today’s industry while making operation simple for any user. And our customers agree…

“With the application of your “A4″ amplifier ALL my load cell challenges just vaporized. So simple to use and accurate to boot. A big leap over the competitive amplifier I was previously using.”  
– D.K., Senior Project Engineer
Product Features:
  • One Button Calibration
  • A4 Digital AmplifierAuto Fault/Damage Detection of load cells
  • Drive & PLC Integration to control tension or trim
  • USB for remote calibration & monitoring
  • 3 Channel Output – Left, Right & Total monitoring
  • Multiple Signal Output 4-20mA, 0-10V or 0-100μA selectable
  • Digital or Analog meter output
  • 24 Volt supply for safe operation & reduced EMI
  • Semiconductor & Foil Gauge load cell compatibility
  • DIN Rail mount for easy installation
For more information visit the A4 Digital Amplifier product page.

Maximize Your 2017 Budget
Now is a Great Time to Budget for End of the Year Requisitions

With fiscal planning underway for 2018, manufacturers look to maximize their 2017 budgets. An end of the year tension control upgrade is the perfect opportunity to add productivity and profitability to your machines
It’s the perfect time to start the budgetary quoting process to capitalize on any remaining 2017 budget at the end of the year while starting off 2018 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
    proactive productive progressive
These are just a few of the possible benefits you can achieve through a Montalvo tension control upgrade.
Need to finalize the allocation of your 2017 budget?
Are you potentially in a use or lose it situation?
Want to get some spares on the shelf?
Just want to get ready for a more successful 2018?

Product Spotlight: Magnetic Particle Brakes

Ideal for cleanroom and other sensitive environments.

Smooth, repeatable, high quality performance with no dust. Ideal for clean room environments, the MP-Series provides the precise, smooth torque control you require from full roll to core, maximizing your process capabilities.

MP-B Series brakes are available in shafted or thru bore models with torque ranges from 0.4 in-lb (0.04 Nm) up to 8,851 in-lb (1,000 Nm).

mp series magnetic particle brakes

MP Series Magnetic Particle Brakes

 MPB Features Include:

  • No Dust – Perfect for Clean Room Environments
  • Long Maintenance Free Service Life
  • Easy Installation
  • Wide Torque Range – Multiple Models Provide Torque Ranges up to 8,850 in-lbs.
  • Reliable, Repeatable, Accurate and Smooth Torque Delivery
  • Rapid Response to Any Torque Changes
  • Smooth Starts and Stops
  • Silent Operation

For a full list of features and more information visit the MPB Series Product Page.


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October 2017 Better Web Control Newsletter

In this issue:

EtherNet/IP™ Communications  for Z4 Controller
US4 Ultrasonic Sensor
Achieve Better Web Control in 2018
Delivered in 2 Weeks or Less

EtherNet/IP™ Communications
Z4 Tension Controllers

Montalvo’s line of Z4 Tension Controllers is designed for Unwind, Intermediate/Nip, and Rewind applications utilizing load cells, a dancer, or both. The Z4 has a full range of features and functions specific to the unique variables found in each tension zone like soft-start for unwinds, and taper for rewinds, to ensure the highest quality results from start to finish, and more.
 z4-tension-controller-ethernet-ip-odva-certified
Available as a communication option for Z4 Tension Controllers, or as an upgrade for existing Z4’s in the field, EtherNet/IP allows you 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.
ODVA EtherNet/IP™ Features Include:
  • Easy to understand, implement, manage, and maintain
  • 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
  • Provides extensive topological flexibility for network installation
Visit any of the  Z4 Tension Controller Product Pages for more information, manuals, datasheets, and more.

US4 Ultrasonic Sensor
Industry Leading Accuracy = Industry Leading Performance

Montalvo’s US4 Ultrasonic sensor gives you more advanced roll diameter detection with superior accuracy and reliability, while still being one of the easiest sensors to install and calibrate.

Built in temperature compensation combined with an IP67 rating ensures a quality signal no matter the environment.
US4 Ultrasonic Sensor
Additional features include:
  • Easy installation
  • Push button calibration
  • 0-1 av or 4-20mA Output
  • Extended sensing ranges
A quality and dependable sensor allows your machine to be more effective and more productive by giving your controller the information it needs to properly control tension. An inaccurate sensor can mean the difference between profit and scrap. Utilize the US4 today, a small but critical piece of your tension control.

Achieve Better Web Control in 2018
End of the Year Tension Control Upgrades to Start off 2018 Right

With fiscal planning underway for 2018, manufacturers look to maximize their 2017 budgets. An end of the year tension control upgrade is the perfect opportunity to add productivity and profitability to your machines ahead of 2018.
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 complete tension control retrofit, Montalvo gives you Better Web Control 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.
Not sure about what kind of upgrade you may need? We are always available to answer your questions, discuss how to achieve your goals, run through scenarios, and present you with the best options to achieve better web control for improved productivity and profitability.
Talk to a Montalvo Applications Specialist today or give us a call at 800-226-8710 (USA),
+45 75 57 27 11 (Europe), 86-21-52188010 (Asia)

Delivered in 2 Weeks or Less
Industry Leading Tension Control Components

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:

Torque Sensor with U4 and V Brake

Torque Sensor with U4 and V Brake

The majority of Montalvo products are still available within 3 or 4 weeks, including Z4 ControllersVHP and Standard BrakesGuardian 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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August 2017 Better Web Control Newsletter

In this issue:
Tension Sensing Rollers
Shifting Roll Stands
Keep It Social


Tension Sensing Rollers
The Ultimate in Performance in Convenience

We’ve redesigned our TSR Tension Sensing Rollers for improved performance, shorter lead times, and lower pricing.

Tension Sensing Rollers
TSR Tension Sensing Rollers are an all-in-one, drop-in tension measurement solution combining performance and convenience. 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
Available in two standard diameters and four standard sizes per diameter, the TSR is available with one of the shortest lead times.
Overview
  • Drop in, Easy Installation
  • Extremely Sensitive
  • Lightweight Aluminum Roller – Standard
  • Standard Sizes for Shorter Lead Times
  • Optional Diameter and Length Customization – Built to Suit
  • Multiple Load Ratings
  • Additional Customization Available: Roll finish, shaft length, shaft diameter, and tap size if a bolt hole is required.

Unwind Shifting Roll Stands
Complete, Drop In Unwind Stands with Guiding and Controls

Coast Controls mid to large range unwind guiding systems are perfect for a wide range of web materials. Each system features Coast’s unique All-Air guiding system, Montalvo tension control components, safety chucks and a continuous leaf core shaft. Total tension and alignment control as a roll of material enters processing is essential to high-quality production.
Additional Features and Functions Include:shifting roll stand web guide with tension control system
  • Heavy-Duty 2×2 welded steel tube construction.
  • Primed and Painted to the customer’s specification.
  • Auto-Centering for new roll loading.
  • Precision Aluminum idlers engineered for each application.
  • Completely assembled, calibrated, tested and ready for production.
  • Engineered to quickly adapt to each customer’s application reducing lead time.
Montalvo system components include:
  • S4 Tension Controller
  • V307 Series Unwind Tension Brakes with LoPro Cover
  • Guardian Safety Chucks
  • ES Idler Load Cells
  • I/P Converter with Gauge Kit and Filtration system

Keep It Social
Follow Montalvo for even more content and up to the minute information

LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube, and XING, follow Montalvo for even greater access to web tension control industry news, Montalvo product news, articles, overview and how-to videos, and more.

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July 2017 Better Web Control Newsletter

In this issue:
In-Depth Look: Brake Noise
Summer Shutdown Services


Brake Noise
Take an In-Depth Look

Brake noise is a very elusive problem that has plagued the industry since asbestos materials were banned decades ago. Until that time, noise had not been a problem. A friction material specialist explained that asbestos is hygroscopic, meaning it has the affinity to attract water molecules. In braking applications, it is thought that the moisture in the asbestos keeps the surfaces cooler during the evaporation process and lubricates the mating surfaces. But, people working with brakes and friction materials need a safe environment separated from the dangerous effects of breathing asbestos particles.

Sound is created by vibration. With dry-friction applications, two components are rubbing against each other; in this case the friction pad, and the cast-iron disc surface. The resulting vibration from these two bodies may result in frequencies above or below the audible human range. We run into trouble when it is within the audible human range. A professor at the University of Maine once compared a friction type brake pad and brake disc to a violin. As the players run the bow across the string, both vibrate and the string in engineered to resonate at a particular audible pitch. The design of the violin “box” amplifies the sound. With the brake system, contributing sources of vibration and the right environmental conditions lead to an audible “noise” and it is possible the disc amplifies these sound vibrations.

Montalvo has spent a great deal of time and energy over the years discovering causes and finding solutions to brake noise. There are two approaches to solving this problem. (1) eliminate the vibrations causing the audible noise or (2) accept a certain degree of vibration in the system and attempt to dampen it to levels not audible by the human ear. Dampening features can be added to any component of the brake system and into the friction material itself. The dampening characteristics of the pad, however, are affected by operating conditions and the environment. The feasibility of such dampening methods must also be considered.


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!


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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


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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


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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

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.


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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