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MP SERIES TENSION SENSORS
From 1 Gram to 500 Pounds
 
    
The MP series of tension sensors are base mounted with a flat mounting plate. They are designed for Single Roller and 3-Roller Face Plate applications. All roller types, V-/U-groove and cylindrical web, can be used with this sensor body. The MP series offers the widest tension range capacities from 1 grams to 500 lbs tension. This is accomplished with 5 sensor body sizes, the MPB,  MPMB,  MPHB,  MPHBX3 and MPHBX5.  The form and function are the same for all 5, with only the size increasing according to its tension capacity. 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.

                  All 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. 
                                                   Click here for electronic indicator options.

MPB Sensor Body
MP SERIES WEB The MPB body type is the smallest size in this series of sensors.  This sensor body can be ordered as a single roller or 3-roller system.  For the 3-roller sensors a faceplate is mounted to the front end of the base to allow installation of all 3 rollers.  The sensor base has 4 slotted holes for mounting to your machine.  The strain gaged element is protected by a cover that also provides overload protection. 

The photo to the left has a single 1.5" diameter x 2" long cylindrical tape/web roller.
The MPB 3-roller face plate width options are:
                                     3"  -  4" -  5"
The face plate option is best suited for roller diameters of 1.5" or smaller. The single roller version allows the use of larger roller diameters, potentially limited only by their weight and mounting requirements.
                                Webs - Tapes - Films
The MPB is well suited for thin narrow, tapes, paper, films and webs. The web rollers can be up to 2" long. Maximum web roller diameter would be 1.5" installed on the 5" wide face plate or on the single roller MPB.

The photo to the left has a 3" wide face plate and 1/2" dia. x 2" long flanged web/film rollers.
mpb-3 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                              
                
All single roller sensor ranges are wrap angle dependent.
For assistance in determining the best sensor range for your application call our application engineers at 1-800-470-3322.
                     Also see range consideration details. 
                 Drawings and Specifications
  PDF symbol MPB Series Drawing

  PDF symbol MPB3 Series Drawing

  PDF symbol MPB4 Series Drawing
PDF symbol MPB5 Series Drawing

PDF symbol MPB Series Specification

MPMB Sensor Body
MPMB with ceramic rollers

The MPMB sensor body is larger than the MPB and will accommodate wider face plates and larger diameter rollers. It has tension range selection to 6,000 grams. The MPMB can be used with all roller types and as a single roller or 3 roller face plate. It is well suited for many applications from electrical wire, cable extrusion, twinning, optical fiber or tapes and film up to 3" wide.
The sensor at right has a 7-3/4" wide face plate with 2" dia. ceramic U-groove rollers with plastic flanges. 

         MPMB FO roller
The MPMB 3-roller face plate width options are :
                       5" - 7-3/4" - 8-1/2" - 10" - 13"
Typical roller diameters range from 1" dia. to 4" dia. Web rollers can be up to 3" long.
Standard Model Ranges Available
            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                                 0 - 6,000  gram
                
Drawings and Specifications
PDF symbol  MPMB Series Drawing

PDF symbol  MPMB5 Series Drawing

PDF symbol  MPMB7 Series Drawing
 
PDF symbol  MPMB8 Series Drawing

PDF symbol  MPMB10 Series Drawing

PDF symbol  MPMB Series Specification

MPHB Sensor Body
The MPHB sensor body is larger than the MPB and MPMB sensors. It is designed for higher tension ranges up to 100 lbs. The face plate and mounting base are more robust to support this higher tension range. This sensor also has a circular connector on the body for the electronic indicator interface cable. The MPHB can be used with all roller types and can be ordered as a single or 3 roller model.
The MPHB 3-roller face plate width options are :
                           5" - 8-1/2" - 10-1/2"
Typical roller diameters range from 1-/12" dia. to 4" dia. Web roller can be up to 4" long.
Standard Model Ranges Available
            0 - 10 lbs
            0 - 20 lbs
            0 - 30 lbs
       
                0 - 50 lbs
                0 - 75 lbs
                0 - 100 lbs                        
                
All single roller sensor tension ranges are wrap angle dependent. For assistance in determining the best sensor range for your application call our application engineers at 1-800-470-3322.
                     Also see range consideration details. 
                   Drawings and Specifications
PDF symbol MPHB Series Drawing

PDF symbol MPHB5 Series Drawing

PDF symbol MPHB8 Series Drawing 
PDF symbol MPHB10 Series Drawing 

PDF symbol  MPHB Series Specification

MPHBX3 Sensor Body


MPHBX3 OUTLINE

                            MPHBX3
The MPHBX3 sensor body is larger than the MPHB.  It is designed for tension ranges to 300 lbs. Can be ordered for single and 3-roller use.  See drawings below for standard options.

This sensor also has a circular connector on the body for the electronic indicator interface cable and can be used with all roller types.

Standard Model Ranges Available
            0 - 100 lbs
            0 - 150 lbs
            0 - 200 lbs
       
                0 - 250 lbs
                0 - 300 lbs
                                       
All single roller sensor range options are wrap angle dependent. For assistance in determining the best sensor range for your application call our application engineers at 1-800-470-3322.

                     Also see range consideration details. 
               Drawings and Specifications
 PDF symbol MPHBX3 Series Drawing

 PDF symbol MPHBX3-FP Series Drawing
 
PDF symbol  MPHBX3
       Series Specification

MPHBX5 Sensor Body
 
 MPHBX5 OUTLINE

                         MPHBX5     


The MPHBX5 sensor body is the largest in this sensor series. It is designed for tension ranges to 500 lbs. Can be ordered for single and 3-roller use.  See the drawings below for standard options.
This sensor also has a circular connector on the body for the electronic indicator interface cable and can be used with all roller types.

 

Standard Model Ranges Available
            0 - 300 lbs
            0 - 400 lbs
            0 - 500 lbs
           
All single roller sensor ranges are wrap angle dependent. For assistance in determining the best sensor range for your application call our application engineers at 1-800-470-3322.                    
                Also see range consideration details.
 

                Drawings and Specifications
PDF symbol  MPHBX5  Series Drawing

PDF symbol MPHBX5-FP Series Drawing
PDF symbol  MPHBX5 Series
       Specification




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