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FT SERIES TENSION SENSORS
 FT SINGLE ROLLER    


                
The FT series tension sensors have small rectangular bodies and can be used with a single roller or a variety of 3-roller face plate widths.  They can be used with any roller type;  Web, Tape, V-groove, U-groove and any roller material.
This tension sensor series is offered in 2 body sizes. The FT body is the smallest for tension ranges from 0 - 6,000 grams.

The FTX series sensor body is slightly larger for tension capacities up to 25 pounds.  Click on the drawing links below for a detailed drawing of each type.  Modifications to meet your specific requirements are easily made.  Call 1-800-470-3322 to talk to knowledgeable application engineers.

                        Sensors can be calibrated to read in grams, pounds, ounces, kg, cN, Newton, etc.

Digital Panel Meters, Displays, Amplifiers and Signal Conditioners
All TMI Strain Gaged Tension Transducers and Load Cells are full bridge 350 ohm or 1000 ohm sensors. They require an electronic signal conditioning module. This is typically a Digital Panel Meter with Display or Strain Gage Amplifier module. These units must provide the sensor's excitation voltage and be able to process the mV/V signal from the sensor.  Analog outputs from these instruments allow for closed loop control.
                                                            Click here for electronic indicator options.

FT Sensor Body
  FT WITH 7U ROLLERS
 

The FT style tension sensor is small and versatile.  It has 2 holes through the top/bottom for mounting to a flat surface. It also has 2,  1/4-20 x .75" deep tapped holes at the rear for cantilever mounting.  They can be ordered with a single roller or with 3-roller face plates.  The standard face plate width options are:
                                          3"  -  4" -  5"
The different face plate options allow for roller diameters up to 1.5" or smaller. The photo to the left has a 3" wide face plate and .875" dia. rollers. With a single roller installed the diameters can be much larger and potentially limited only by their weight and mounting requirements.

 FT WITH 3 WEB ROLLERS                                                Webs - Tapes - Films
The FT is well suited for narrow thin tapes, paper, films and webs. The web rollers can be up to 2" long. Maximum diameter would be 1.5" installed on the 5" wide face plate or as a single roller.

Standard Model Ranges Available
           
            0 - 100 gram
            0 - 250 gram
            0 - 500 gram
            0 - 1,000 gram
           
               
                0 - 2,000 gram
                0 - 3,000 gram
                0 - 4,000 gram
                0 - 5,000 gram               
               
 
 ft with 2" tape roller
All single roller sensor range options are wrap angle dependent.
For assistance in determining the best sensor range for your application call out application engineers at 1-800-470-3322.
                     Also see range consideration details.                    
  
 Drawings and Specifications
  PDF symbol FT SERIES DRAWING

  PDF symbol  FT3 SERIES DRAWING

  PDF symbol FT4 SERIES DRAWING
  PDF symbol FT5 SERIES DRAWING

  PDF symbol FT SPECIFICATION

          
 


FTX Sensor Body
  FTX 6" FACEPLATE
The FTX body is slightly larger than the FT to accommodate tension ranges up to 25 lbs.  The body has 6 mounting holes through the top/bottom for flexible mounting to a flat surface. It can be used with a single roller or with 3-roller face plates. The face plate width options are:
                                          5"  -  6" -  8"
The face plate option is best suited for roller diameters of 2" or smaller. The photo to the left has a 6" wide face plate and 1.875" dia. rollers.
With a single roller the diameters can be much larger and potentially  limited only by their weight and mounting requirements.
 

                                 Webs - Tapes - Films
The FTX is well suited for tapes, paper, films and webs.  The web rollers can be up 5" long.  Maximum diameter would be 2" installed on the 8" wide face plate.  Larger roller diameter options for single roller.

Standard Model Ranges Available
                                                             
                                                0 - 12 lbs
                                                0 - 15 lbs
                                                0 - 20 lbs
                                                0 - 25 lbs
 FTX WITH HEANY ROLLER
All single roller sensor range options are wrap angle dependent.
For assistance in determining the best sensor range for your application call out application engineers at 1-800-470-3322.
                 Also see range consideration details.            

 Drawings and Specifications
  PDF symbol FTX SERIES DRAWING

  PDF symbol  FTX5 SERIES DRAWING

  PDF symbol FTX6 SERIES DRAWING
 

 PDF symbol FTX8 SERIES DRAWING

  PDF symbol FTX SPECIFICATION

          

All Sensors Manufactured in The USA

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