Tension Control

From the simplest brake to the most advanced load cells, MAGPOWR delivers tension control products designed to maximize your output and minimize waste. Choose from a broad range of web tension controls, tension readouts, load cells, brakes and clutches for your process line.

Products Include:

  • Tension and Torque Controls

    Choose Versatec for Unwind and Rewind Ultrasonic, Dancer, Free Loop or Ranger Applications. Spyder Plus when cost and space are your primary concerns. And Cygnus when you want the industry's most advanced features in an easy to use package.

  • Load Cells & Tension Readouts

    MAGPOWR Load Cells are extremely accurate devices used to indicate tension in all types of unwinds, rewinds and intermediate web processing. Each load cell is ruggedly constructed with built-in mechanical overload stops in both force directions.

  • Air Brakes for Tension ControlPneumatic Brakes

    MAGPOWR has a history of providing pneumatic brakes that ensure consistent tension on unwind applications. The Smart Brake couples proven pneumatic braking technique with a sleek design that allows for easy operation and preventative maintenance.

  • Magnetic Particle Brakes and ClutchesMagnetic Particle Clutches and Brakes

    Magnetic Particle brakes and clutches utilize the latest materials and components, modern CNC manufacturing techniques and a sleek design, making them the first choice of engineers designing machines or retrofits.

  • The Original Perma-Tork Permanent Magnet Clutches and BrakesPermanent Magnet Clutches and Brakes

    Capable of producing dependable torque—without the need of an external power source.

  • Tension Upgrades for Mark Andy, Allied, and other popular narrow web pressesRetrofit Packages for Tension

    MAGPOWR makes it easy for you to take advantage of the latest technology - check out these quick and cost-effective updates for your existing tension control equipment.


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    Taper Tension Control

    A variety of advanced yet easy-to-use features are apparent immediately to operators using MAGPOWR’s compact, powerful Cygnus® Tension Controls.