New i4HD Tension Indicators


Gorham, Maine— The Montalvo Corporation, international specialists in industrial web control systems, has developed a new tension indicator, the i4-HD, designed to provide accurate and repeatable web tension.

President Ed Montalvo says, “This new indicator offers either single or multiple tension zone monitoring and can be supplied with analog or LCD digital meter displays.”

Other features of the i4-HD indicator include:
• provides excitation voltage as well as zero and calibration circuitry
• a measurement range that accommodates most applications
• a 24-volt alarm output, with an adjustable trip point
• an output that can interface with PLC, PC, or DC/AC or servo drives
• compatibility with most semiconductor strain gauge and foil gauge load cells
• fully compatible with the full range of Montalvo load cells.
Diagrams showing how the i4-HD indicator works, dimensional drawings, operating and storage temperature ranges, and a full list of specifications are available on the i4Hd web page.

Montalvo specialists can assist with system application evaluation as well as installation and setup of this equipment on customers’ machines.

The Montalvo Corporation specializes in the analyzing, upgrading and servicing of customer’s web tension control equipment. For more than 60 years, Montalvo has manufactured, integrated and serviced a wide range of web control products and systems for the converting, paper, foil, nonwovens, and plastic film industries as well as packaging, medical and high-tech applications. Montalvo products include electronic tension control devices, load cells, indicators, brakes, clutches, and safety chucks. Montalvo manufactures in the United States, and sells worldwide.

Montalvo has completed successful upgrades for customers on narrow web presses, printing presses, corrugators, laminators, coaters, slitters, sheeters, filmers, extruders, waxers, die cutters, and embossers.

For more information contact The Montalvo Corporation at 50 Hutcherson Drive, Gorham, Maine,USA, 04038; telephone 1-800-226-8710 or (207) 856-2501; fax 1-800-644-5097 or (207) 856-2509;; e-mail:

Montalvo may be contacted in Europe by calling or writing to Helge Birkwald, Jeppe Aakjærs Vej 18, DK-8700 Horsens, Denmark; phone: +45 75 57 27 11; email:

Montalvo also has offices in China. Montalvo (Shanghai) Trading Co., Ltd. is located at Room 805, Forte Time Plaza, No. 898, QuYang Road, HongKou District, Shanghai, China, 200437. Tel: +86-21-61401822, Fax: +86-21-61401821. email: