Computer Aided Tensioner (CAT)

Computer Aided Tensioner

COMPUTER AIDED TENSIONER

Engineering Technology Corporation offers several types of enclosed creels for multiple applications using computer aided tensioners (CAT).

CAT

  • Calibrated computer controlled tensioner with spool diameter compensation
  • Ultrasonic diameter sensing eases spool changes and reduces moving parts
  • Quick and easy spool changes with pneumatic spool holders
  • Customized number of positions and exit heights to suit winding needs
  • Capable of controlling fiber tension in discrete ranges between¬†1.5 - 40 lbs

CAT+

  • Computer controlled tensioning
  • Closed loop system with direct measurement of fiber tension via a load cell
  • Quick and easy spool changes with pneumatic spool holders
  • Customized number of positions and exit heights to suit winding needs
  • Capable of controlling fiber tension in discrete ranges between¬†1.5 - 40 lbs

 Available Features

  • Negative pressure enclosures for carbon fiber containment
  • Fiber rewind capability
  • Heating or cooling of creel enclosure
  • Fiber breakage sensors
  • Interface with winding pattern control systems
  • Acetyl or coated aluminum rollers