The new Spyder Plus S1 tension controller has all the existing features of the Spyder Plus controller, while adding an additional input for roll diameter. This input allows for additional powerful features normally reserved for our highest end controllers.
By referencing the actual measured diameter on this new input, this DIN rail mounted low-cost controller now includes very precise taper tension, hold level change options and inertia compensation options in load cell and dancer modes. In addition, gain compensation in dancer mode allows for a stable dancer from full roll to core, regardless of roll-build ratio.
Like the Spyder Plus, the Spyder Plus S1 is a controller that can be configured as an open loop, closed loop load cell or closed loop dancer modes, providing accurate, reliable control by providing feedback to clutches and brakes, or interfacing directly with drives in unwind, rewind or point-to-point applications.
Built in Modbus TCP communications provide the ability to easily interface and share data with an existing PLC, remote PC, HMI or web browser, allowing for remote set point adjustment to further improve efficiency, especially when multiple controls are used in the same process.