FMS is the company of choice for manufacturers and users of web processing equipment around the globe. Success has been achieved in a wide cross-section of industries, processes, and materials.
  

About FMS

FMS was founded in 1993, following a buyout from the FAG Kugelfischer company. Since that time, a dedicated team has been establishing its own company history in the web tension and web guiding industry through market-leading developments and successful international expansion. Today, FMS is the company of choice for manufacturers and users of web processing equipment around the globe. Success has been achieved in a wide cross-section of industries, processes, and materials.

 

PRODUCTS

1. Tension Control: Maintaining constant tension with FMS products

Winding/unwinding, slitting, coating, printing and many other production processes require constant material tension.
With current drive solutions, sensor technology, bus systems and amplifiers tension control has become state of the art in converting lines, metal, paper and wire manufacturing and processing. Nowadays, tension measuring load cells are part of the standard equipment in running web production lines.

Closed loop tension control
Closed loop tension control principle
1 Force sensors measure the effective material tension.
2 The tension controller amplifies the measured signal from the force sensor and calculates an output value from the difference between the reference and feedback values.
3 The drive, brake, or clutch converts the output value from the tension controller into a corresponding torque or speed.
4 Constant tension in the process material can be maintained.
 
Advantages
Defined, adjustable material tension
Reproducible values in physical units (Newtons, Pounds, etc.)
Known manufacturing conditions for finished products (quality recording capability)


 
 

 

Force Sensors (load cells):
Operational reliability and accuracy of measurement determine the productivity and quality of the processing. The type of processing, the material and factors such as temperature, humidity, and changing winding diameters would lead to continuous variations of the tension in the processed material – without closed loop tension control. FMS Force Sensors determine the tension and send a signal proportional to the tension to the FMS electronic units. The defining characteristics of the individually tested FMS Force Sensors are their capacity to withstand extreme overload conditions while maintaining the highest accuracy in the industry. This is accomplished through built-in mechanical stops to protect against overload and the utilization of foil-type strain gauges installed in a full Wheatstone Bridge configuration in each sensor to ensure the highest measuring accuracy. The sensors have to be determined for each application and FMS provides a wide range of sensors. The calculation can be done very easily with theCalculator.
Electronic Units:
FMS Tension Measuring Amplifiers and Closed Loop Tension Controllers process the signals from the Force Sensors and have each been specifically developed for use in tension control applications. The measuring amplifiers provide a 0..10V signal or can transmit the feedback values via a Bus System (ProfiBus, CAN or various Ethernet protocols), while the tension controllers generate a feedback value as well as an output value for a drive, brake, or clutch.
 
 
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Force Measuring Sensors (Load Cells) for Web Tension Control

All FMS force measuring sensors are characterised by its highest overload protection and its designated accuracy. It is achieved by a mechanical hardstop and four foil-type strain gauges in a full wheatstone bridge configuration. The red point on the outside of the sensor indicates the positive measuring direction. 
Most FMS force measuring sensors are also available as vacuum sensors.

LMGZ Force Measuring Bearing

The LMGZ series tension sensors offer the highest accuracy, reliability, and durability in the industry. The ultra flat sensor can be used in the most stringent space conditions.

Features Advantages
20 times overload protection No recalibration required
Accuracy class 0.3% Highest precision
50:1 force measuring range Wide measuring capability at high resolution
Nominal forces from 33 to 25000 N Sizes available for every application
Stainless steel construction Corrosion resistant

A203 Series Force Measuring Sensors

The A203-Series Force Measuring Sensors is for use in live shaft roller applications. The straightforward mounting concept of the A 203 sensors saves time and money. The installation to the machine side frame is simply accomplished with only using a single mounting screw.

Features Advantages
Easy installation via a central screw Adaptable in machines with difficult mounting conditions
Accuracy Class 0.5% Highest accuracy even at low loads
Nominal Forces 50, 125, 250, 500 and 1000 N Covers low and medium application range
Sensor Body of High Quality Aluminium Sturdy, durable product with long term stability (over load protection 1x Fn).

C203 Force Measuring Sensor

The dual flexion beam sensors of the C203 series set new benchmarks with regards to precision, reliability and economic efficiency.

Features Advantages
10 times overload protection No re-calibration required
20:1 force measuring range Wide measuring capability at high resolution
Nominal forces 50, 125, 250, 500 and 1000 N Covers a wide application range
Stainless steel sensor, Aluminum Cover Corrosion resistant, ultra durable

CA203 Force Measuring Sensor

The CA203 series is made for dead shaft applications. FMS dual flexion beam technology sensors set new benchmarks with regards to precision, reliability and economic efficiency.

Features Advantages
10 times overload protection No re-calibration required
20:1 force measuring range Accuracy class 0.5%
Nominal forces 50, 125, 250, 500, 1000, 1500 N Covers a wide application range
Stainless steel sensor, Aluminum Cover Corrosion resistant, ultra durable

F202 Force Measuring Sensor

The F202 Series Force Measuring Sensor is for use in live shaft roller applications where limited space is available. Their slim design provides a new option for accurate web tension measurement on machines where wider sensor designs simply did not fit. The sensor is easily mounted to the machine side frame with two shoulder bolts.

Features Advantages
Ultra Slim Design Adaptable in machines with difficult space conditions
30:1 Force Measuring Range Accurate measurements also at low loads
Accuracy Class 0.3% Highly linear measuring characteristic
Nominal Forces 50, 125, 250, 500 N Covers a wide application range
Stainless Steel Sensor, Aluminium Cover Corrosion resistant, ultra durable

FA202 Force Measuring Sensor with Dead Shaft Adapter

The FA202 Series Force Measuring Sensor is for use in dead shaft roller applications where limited space is available. The slim sensor design provides a new option for accurate web tension measurement on machines where wider sensor designs simply will not fit. The range of adapters covers the most popular shaft diameters.

Features Advantages
Ultra Slim Design Adaptable in machines with difficult space conditions
30:1 Force Measuring Range Accurate measurements also at low loads
Accuracy Class 0.3% Highly linear measuring characteristic
Nominal Forces 50, 125, 250, 500 N Covers a wide application range
Stainless Steel Sensor, Aluminium Cover Corrosion resistant, ultra durable

LMGZ.D Double Range Force Measuring Bearing

The LMGZ.D double range force measuring bearing sensors offer the highest accuracy, reliability, and durability in the industry. Especially when processing widest kinds and widths of materials.

Features Advantages
Measurable tension range 1:200 Widest measuring range available at high resolution
Overload protection 10 times the rated high the nominal force Recalibration is not required
Nominal forces from 33 - 6000 N Sizes available for every application
Stainless steel sensor Corrosion resistant

CZ205 Force Measuring Journal

The force measuring journals of the CZ 205 Series undertake the tension measurement in all kinds of continuous material processing applications.

Features Advantages
10 times overload protection No recalibration required
20 : 1 force measuring range Wide measuring range at high resolution
Nominal forces 50, 125, 250, 500, 1000, 1500 N Covers a wide application range
Stainless steel sensor, aluminium cover Corrosion resistant, ultra durable

UMGZ Force Measuring Bearing Block

The UMGZ force measuring blocks are ruggedly constructed, accurate and very reliable. They are used in normal and dry ambient conditions.

Features Advantages
Overload protection, 10-times nominal measuring force No recalibration required
Nominal forces of 0,5-100 kN Nominal forces suitable for all uses
Stainless steel force sensors Permanently corrosion-resistant

UMGZ.P Force Measuring Block

UMGZ.P force measuring blocks are a first-rate substitute for the discontinued Philips products PR 9951/52. They are with regards to the outline dimensions and mounting holes 1-to-1 compatible with the former Philips blocks. UMGZ.P blocks feature all typical characteristics of FMS products like simplicity, quality and enduring precision. They are the ideal sensors for a retrofit.

Features Advantages
Drop-in replacement for Philips PR 9951/52 measuring blocks Easy exchange without machine frame modifications
Overload protection 10 times nominal force No recalibration required
Accuracy class 0.3% Highly linear measuring characteristic
Nominal force ratings from 1 kN (225 lbf) to 10 kN (2248 lbf) Forces suitable for many applications
Stainless steel force sensor Corrosion resistant, ultra durable

SMGZ Force Measuring Bearing Block

SMGZ force sensors are used in difficult ambient conditions, e.g. hydrocarbon media like, rolling oils or in high temperatures environments. They can be used in virtually any metal strip process.

Features Advantages
Overload protection, 10-times nominal measuring force No recalibration required
Nominal forces of 2-100 kN Nominal forces suitable for all uses
Stainless steel force sensors Permanently corrosion-resistant
Protection class IP67 High level of operational safety

PMGZ Force Measuring Bearing Block

These force sensors are perfect for difficult ambient conditions, e.g. cooling water, wet paperpulp, high temperatures, humidity, acids and bases. They can be used in virtually any wet environment.

Features Advantages
Overload protection, 10-times nominal measuring force No recalibration required
Nominal forces of 2-100 kN Nominal forces suitable for all uses
Stainless steel force sensors Permanently corrosion-resistant
High temoerature up to 120°C Covers high-temperature applications

IMGZ Series Force Measuring Roller

The measuring sensors are integrated in the roller and measure the forces which are acting on the roller in an accuratly and effective manner.

Features Advantages
Sensor integrated in roller with only one electrical connection Easy mounting and connection
10 times overload protection Recalibration is not required
Nominal forces from 200 - 3000 N Sizes available for every application
50:1 force measuring range Wide measuring capability
Stainless steel sensor Corrosion resistant, ultra-durable

RMGZ900 Force Measuring Roller

The RMGZ900 series force measuring rollers are designed as self contained cantilever mount sensors that minimise machine space requirements in continuous material processing applications.

Features Advantages
Roller length up to 900mm Wide variety of sizes for the middle material range
10 times overload protection Recalibration is not required
20:1 force measuring range Wide measuring capability
Nominal forces from 50 - 1000 N Large sensor choice for the medium measuring range
Stainless steel sensor, anodised roller Corrosion resistant, ultra-durable

RMGZ900mini Force Measuring Roller

The RMGZ900mini series sensors are designed as self contained cantilever mount sensors that minimise machine space requirements in narrow material processing applications.

Features Advantages
Roller length up to 200mm Wide variety of types and sizes available
10 times overload protection Very stable - recalibration is not required
20:1 force measuring range Wide measuring capability at high resolution
Nominal forces from 20 to 200 N Optimized for the low measuring range
Stainless steel sensor, anodised roller Corrosion resistant, ultra-durable

RMGZ100 Force Measuring Roller

FMS force measuring rollers of the RMGZ100 series are used to measure the tension in ropes, cables, wires and narrow web materials.

Features Advantages
10 times overload protection No recalibration required
20:1 force measuring range Wide measuring capability
Nominal forces from 3 -3 00 N Covers perfectly the low application
Lifetime lubricated ball bearings No maintenance necessary

RMGZ300 Force Measuring Roller

The RMGZ 300 Series force measuring roller is used to measure the tension in wires, cables and similar materials. This dedicated measuring roller family was developed to work in rotating applications with high revolutions.

Features Advantages
Engineered to work in high revolution applications Resistant against Centrifugal and Coriolis forces
10 times overload protection No recalibration required
20: 1 force measuring range Wide measuring capability
Nominal forces from 50 – 1000 N Sizes available for every application

RMGZ800 Force Measuring Roller

FMS force measuring rollers of the RMGZ800 series are used to measure the tension in ropes, cables, wires and narrow web materials - made for higher forces and stability

Features Advantages
10 times overload protection Recalibration is not required
50:1 force measuring range Wide material processing and measuring capability
Nominal forces from 100 - 8000 N Covers wide application range
Lifetime lubricated ball bearings No maintenance necessary

RMGZ400 / 600 Force Measuring Roller

FMS force measuring rollers of the RMGZ400/600 series are used to measure the tension in ropes, cables, wires and narrow web materials.

Features Advantages
10 times overload protection Recalibration is not required
50:1 force measuring range Wide material processing and measuring capability
Nominal forces from 60 - 4000 N Ideal for the mid range tension range
Stainless steel sensor body Durable and corrosion resistant
Lifetime lubricated ball bearings No maintenance necessary

CR Force Measuring Roller

The force measuring rollers of the CR 208, CR 210 and CR 212 Series are ideal devises to measure tensions in wires, cables and narrow flat materials.

Features Advantages
10 times overload protection No recalibration required
20:1 force measuring range Wide measuring range at high resolution
Nominal forces 50, 125, 250, 500, 1000, 1500 N Covers a wide application range
Stainless steel sensor, Aluminium Cover Corrosion resistant, ultra durable

DMGZ Load Cell

The DMGZ300 series load cells measure force in the direction of the center axis of the sensor.

Features Advantages
Compact design with 10 times overload protection Adaptable to difficult space conditions
20:1 force measuring range Wide measuring capability
Nominal forces from 0.3 - 50kN Covers a wide application range
Stainless steel sensor, aluminium sleeve Corrosion resistant, ultra-durable

AMGZ Series Force Measuring Journal

The AMGZ Series sensors are designed as dead shaft sensors to allow easy roller change in continuous material processing applications.

Features Advantages
10 times overload protection No recalibration required
20:1 force measuring range Wide measuring capability
Nominal forces from 100 - 2250 N Sizes available for every application
Stainless steel sensor, single bolt mounting Corrosion resistant, ultra-durable, user friendly

ZMGZ Force Measuring Journal

The ZMGZ series force measuring journals are used to measure the tension in continuous material processing. Force measuring journals are utilized with rollers that have an internal bearing. A bearing mounts to the bearing seat of the load cell and fits inside the roller.

Features Advantages
10 times overload protection No recalibration required
20:1 force measuring range Wide measuring capability
Nominal forces from 100 - 3000 N Sizes available for every application
Stainless steel sensor Corrosion resistant, ultra durable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tension Measuring Amplifiers for Web Tension

All FMS tension measuring amplifiers are fully compatible with all FMS force sensors and tension controllers. They are specially adapted to measurements of dynamic processes.

EMGZ306A Compact Tension Measuring Amplifier

The EMGZ306A series is a single channel analogue tension measuring amplifier.

Features Advantages
No programming required Easy to setup
Standardised analogue outputs Multiconnectable with PLC, display etc.
Galvanically isolated Protected against electrical noise
DIN rail mount Easy to mount in cabinet
Gain and offset setting by 20-turn trimmers Precise adjustment guaranteed

EMGZ307 Extra Robust Tension Measuring Amplifier

The EMGZ 307 series is a single channel analogue tension measuring amplifier in a robust, sealed aluminium housing.

Features Advantages
IP67 aluminium housing Can be used in harsh enviroments
No programming required Easy to setup
Standardised analogue outputs Multiconnectable with PLC, display etc.
Galvanically isolated Protected against electrical noise

EMGZ309 Digital Tension Measuring Amplifier

Digital plug & play amplifier with Ethernet capability. Parameter set-up is carried out either via the 3 keys or through a web browser.

Features Advantages
Digital, microprocessor controlled Top performance at highest speed
3 programming keys and 2-line LCD Easy to set up and operate
3 housing versions Available as wall, rail and panel mount
Galvanic isolated Protected against electrical noise
Additional features Auto-Calibration and -Tare Weight
Ethernet capability
Digital Filtering

EMGZ309-EIP Measuring Amplifier with EtherNet/IP Bus

EMGZ309.EIP amplifiers are an innovative enhancement of the successful 309 series. They are available with a built-in field bus based on EtherNet/IP technology (CIPTM Common Industrial Protocol IEC61158). The popular EtherNet/IP bus offers data transfer with cycle times of ≥2ms. The fast data rates enable real time tension control over the fieldbus.

Features Advantages
Integrated EtherNet/IP field bus Straightforward integration in EtherNet network and possibility of real time control over the fieldbus
Plug&play or parameterization via the EtherNet/IP field bus Fast setup or full utilization of extended parameter set
3 types of housing available DIN Rail, Wall Mount (IP65), and panel mount
Versatile and powerful Quick change-over of manufacturing processes, continuous monitoring of relevant production parameters

EMGZ310 Digital Tension Measuring Amplifier

This versatile product includes latest technology and can replace the previous generation of analogue pot adjustment units. Setup is straightforward. All parameters are easily accessible via three keys. Calibration and offset compensation is done via the alphanumeric display efficiently and with high precision.

Features Advantages
Digital, microprocessor controlled High performance at fastest speeds
3-key operation with alpha-numeric LCD Clear display of all parameters
Buttons for fast calibration and offset compensation Easy to setup and operate
Standardised analogue outputs Connectivity with most industrial PLCs

EMGZ321 Left/right Tension Measuring Amplifier

The EMGZ321, a left/right strain gauge amplifier, measures the material tension on both sides of the roller independently. Thus it is possible to monitor the load distribution over the measuring roller with great accuracy.

Features Advantages
Separate force evaluation for left and right Precise tension monitoring over the measuring roller
Plug & play or utilize Ethernet connection Easy to operate and provides flexible set-up
Freely configurable digital inputs and outputs Provides special monitoring functions and flexibility for application changes.
3 housing / mounting options DIN Rail, Wall Mount (IP65), and panel mount

EMGZ321.EIP Left/Right Tension Measuring Amplifier with EtherNet/IP-Bus

EMGZ321.EIP amplifiers are an innovative enhancement of the successful EMGZ321 series. With a built-in EtherNet/IP field bus the electronics offers data transfer with cycle times down to 2ms. The fast data rates enable real time tension control over Ethernet. This two channel strain gauge amplifier measures the material tension on both sides of the roller independently. Thus it is possible to monitor the load distribution over the measuring roller with great accuracy.

Features Advantages
Separate force evaluation for left and right Precise tension monitoring over the measuring roller
Integrated EtherNet/IP Fieldbus Straightforward integration in Ethernet network and possibility of real time control over the field bus
Freely configurable digital inputs and outputs Provides special monitoring functions and flexibility for application changes
3 housing / mounting options DIN Rail, Wall Mount (IP65), and panel mount

EMGZ470.D/472.D PROFIBUS® Tension Measuring Amplifier

The EMGZ470/472 is a double channel, digital tension measuring amplifier with integrated PROFIBUS® interface and suitable for 1 or 2 double range force sensors LMGZ.D

Features Advantages
Microprocessor controlled High performance and speed
Functions parameterized via PROFIBUS® Easy set-up and programming
IP67 aluminium housing Can be used in harsh environments
Galvanically isolated Protected against electrical noise

EMGZ470/472A.W PROFIBUS® Tension Measuring Amplifier

The EMGZ470/472 is a single channel, digital tension measuring amplifier with integrated PROFIBUS® interface.

Features Advantages
Microprocessor controlled High performance and speed
Functions parameterized via PROFIBUS® Easy set-up and programming
IP67 aluminium housing Can be used in harsh environments
Galvanically isolated Protected against electrical noise

EMGZ473.W Tension Measuring Amplifiers

Tension measuring amplifier with PROFIBUS® interface in a robust aluminium housing.

Features Advantages
Microprocessor controlled High performance & speed capability
All functions can be parametrized by PROFIBUS® Easy setup and programming
Compact design, IP 67 Saves cabinet space and money
Galvanically isolated Protected against electrical noise
Low space requirements Easy mounting

EMGZ474 PROFIBUS® Tension Measuring Amplifiers

Tension measuring amplifier with PROFIBUS® interface made for DIN rail assembly.

Features Advantages
Microprocessor controlled High performance & speed capability
All functions can be parametrized by PROFIBUS® Easy setup and programming
Compact design, DIN rail Saves cabinet space and money
Galvanically isolated Protected against electrical noise
Low space requirements Easy mounting

EMGZ480 Force Measuring Amplifier with CAN-BUS® Interface

In the tension measuring amplifiers of the EMGZ480 series parameter setting and data transmission are performed via an integrated CAN-Bus interface using the Open CAN CiA-DS 301® protocol. The amplifiers come in rugged, resilient aluminium housings. They were designed for dependable operation in rotating stranding machines for the most demanding environments.

Features Advantages
Microprocessor controlled Top performance at high machine speed
Data transfer und parameter setting via CAN-BUS ® Easy set-up and programming
Compact design, protection class IP67 Low space requirements, easy mounting
Galvanically isolated Protected against electrical noise

EMGZ490 Tension Measuring Amplifier with PROFINET Interface

The amplifier EMGZ 490 has been designed to work in PROFINET RT networks. Its field of applications is in production lines where tension of moving webs needs to be monitored or controlled. Making full use of the PROFINET RT features this amplifier can cope with very fast applications.

Features Advantages
PROFINET RT–Device Easy to setup in PROFINET networks
Parameter setting over PROFINET or web interface Sophisticated parameter set for demanding applications
Real time data exchange within ≥ 1ms cycle time Fast and precise; designed for time critical applications
RJ45- and M12 4-pole connectors and cable terminals Easily accessible, proven connector system

EMGZ600 Series Digital Tension Measuring Amplifier

Microprocessor controlled tension measuring amplifier for up to 4 channels with user programming keys, LCD display, robust housing and several special functions built-in.

Features Advantages
Digital microprocessor controlled High performance & speed capability
Up to 4 independent channels Saves machine space and money
4 key programming Easy to setup and operate
BUS interfacing capability Remote connectability and integration simplicity
Special features built-in Powerful and user-friendly in one package

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tension Controllers for Web Tension

All FMS tension controllers are fully compatible with all FMS force sensors and tension measuring amplifiers. They are specially adapted to measurements of dynamic processes.

CMGZ309 Digital Tension Controller

The CMGZ309 tension controller responds to a broad range of missions. Its field of application is in production lines where moving web products are manufactured, processed or finished. 
All internal parameters are also accessible through a web browser. The CMGZ309 is a versatile and economic PID tension controller that solves even your most demanding control tasks.

Features Advantages
Plug & play or utilize Ethernet Easy to operate and provides flexible set-up.
Configurable for brake and drive applications, for unwind and rewind Easy to operate and provides flexible set-up.
3 housing / mounting options DIN rail, wall mount (IP65), and panel mount
All-in-One version CMGZ309.W.B.ACV With built-in break amplifier 24V or 90V and supply unit

CMGZ480 Controller with CAN-BUS©

Thanks to its specific features the controller CMGZ 480 is ideally suited for fast application e.g. in stranding machines. 
They were designed for dependable operation in the most demanding environments. The rugged, resilient aluminium housings is sealed and rated for a protection class of IP67.

Features Advantages
PID Controller with 2 ms cycle time High performance and fast reaction time
Functions parameterized via CAN-BUS® Easy set-up and programming
Compact design, IP 67 Protection Low space requirements, easy mounting
Galvanically isolated Protected against electrical noise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Explosion-proof

The ExMGZ100/200.ATEX intrinsically safe barrier for zone 1 can be used with any FMS amplifier, controller and force sensor.

ExMGZ100/200.ATEX Intrinsically Safe Barrier for Zone 1

The ExMGZ100/200.ATEX intrinsically safe barrier is used for applications in intrinsically safe or explosion-proof environments. It is designed for single or double channel tension measurement and is placed between amplifier respectively controller and force sensor.

Features Advantages
ATEX certified Approval II (2) GD [EEx ib] IIB/IIC
Compensation of voltage drop over zener barrier Full sensor excitation voltage, high precision
Two independent intrinsically safe inputs For 1 or 2 sensors
Circuit and power supply galvanically isolated Shielded from electrical noise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RTM Radio Transmitted Tension Monitoring System for Rotating Machinery Applications

The FMS RTM system (radio transmitted tension monitoring system) is the first tension measurement system for rotating applications which doesn't require any sliprings. Find information about applications of the RTM system in this overview (PDF).

RTM X42 Wireless Multi-channel Tension Control, System Overview

The RTM X42 utilizes force sensors to measure the tension of individual wires or strands, and transmits this data wirelessly from the rotating to the static part of the machine. The new RTM X42 series is available in 5 variants for pure monitoring solutions or for tension control via a PLC. A sophisticated range of interface options allows a quickly and efficiently integrations into the existing communication and control infrastructure of the stranding machine. RTM X42 is primarily suitable for Cage or Tubular Stranders.

Features Advantages
Modular, expandable system Allows for incremental upgrades to 42 channels
Standardised interfaces for flexible application Solutions for pure tension monitoring or tension control via PLC
Powerful software for tension monitoring, data logging and data analysis Higher quality standards thanks quality reports and analysis capabilities
Wireless transmission in the 2.4 GHz band Secure data link up to 30m, no slip rings necessary

RTM X42.IO Wireless Multi-channel Tension Control with Analogue Outputs

The RTM X42.IO series utilizes force sensors to measure the tension of individual wires or strands, and transmits this data wirelessly from the rotating to the static part of the machine. Analogue outputs can interface a PLC or equivalent devices for controlling purposes. Designed as a flexible multi-channel system, RTM X42.IO is primarily suitable for Cage or Tubular Stranding Machines with up to 42 pay-off stations.

Features Advantages
Fully consistent system from its electronics components to the dedicated load cells Easy retrofit in existing planetary and tubular stranding machinery with up to 42 pay-off stations
Connectivity with PLC or equivalent devices Provides tension control capability via a PLC
Force limits and wire break detection capability Increases production yield and machine efficiency
Wireless transmission in the 2.4GHz band Secure data link up to 30m, no slip rings necessary

RTMX 42.PC Wireless Multi-channel Tension Monitoring with PC-RTM-Software Package

The RTM X42.PC System with its PC-based processing and analysis unit is optimised for tension monitoring. It provides for the efficient and accurate measurement, transmission, and evaluation of material tension values on rotating Wire Processing Machinery. Designed as a flexible multi-channel system, RTM X42.PC is primarily suitable for Cage or Tubular Stranding Machines with up to 42 pay-off stations.

Features Advantages
Optimised for Wire Tension Monitoring over a PC Having always the full overview over production relevant data
Powerful software for tension monitoring, data logging and data analysis Higher quality standards thanks quality reports and analysis capabilities
Force limits and wire break detection capability Increases production yield and machine efficiency
Wireless transmission in the 2.4GHz band Secure data link up to 30m, no slip rings necessary

RTM X2 - The Cost-Effective System for Wireless Tension Control (2 channels)

The FMS RTM X2 transmits wire tension data from the inner to the static machine part of rotating machinery. The tension of the strands can so be individually measured, controlled and monitored. The system is comprised of force sensors, an EMGZ482-Transmiter and EMGZ482-Receiver. RTM X2 is primarily suitable for Bow Stranders, Bunchers and Twisters.
 

Features Advantages
Wireless transmission up to 30 m Eliminate slip rings with all its disadvantages
Force limits / wire break detection capability Your production and quality parameters are under control – the save way
Connectivity to PLC Tension control via machine PLC possible
Powerful analysis program for tension data Storage of production and quality protocols
Packaged to easily install and set-up No major machine modifications required

RTM 01/02 Radio Transmitted Tension Monitoring System (multi-channel)

The FMS radio transmitted tension monitoring system (RTM) is designed to monitor tension of individual wires or cables in rotating applications. This system sends all the collected data via radio transmission. The RTM system is a complete tension monitoring package designed to easily retrofit onto older machines. It is ideal for upgrading existing machinery to current tension measuring technology.

Have a look at the RTM system video

Features Advantages
Bluetooth® transmission in 2.4GHz band Very high quality data transmission
Battery powered transmitter No slip rings required
Powerful control and processing unit Monitor, output, and save tension process data
Packaged to easily install and set-up Requires no major machine modifications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Introduction to web guiding

Web guiding: Many processes require material webs whose positions are precisely guided. FMS web guides detect the position of the material with web guide sensors, calculate the deviation from the reference position, and maintain the material at the required position with a steering frame actuator. FMS’s wide range of web tension control and web guiding products offer many possible modular combinations to cover virtually all applications.

Web Guiding - Closed loop control

Closed loop control
1 The web guide sensor detects the position of the material web.
2 The web guide controller calculates the deviation from the reference position and drives the steering frame actuator accordingly.
3 The steering frame actuator maintains the position of the material web at the reference location, thereby laterally controlling the web material.
 
Web Guiding
FMS-webMASTER
The FMS web guide is mounted as close as possible to the location where the positional accuracy is required. With an FMS-webMASTER, the length of the steering frame (L) should be the same as the maximum material width (Mmax). For optimal control, the web guide sensor is mounted as close as possible to the outfeed of the steering frame. With an FMS-webDIRECTOR the guiding of the material will take place over a virtual turning point in the infeed run of the steering frame. 

FMS-winderGLIDE
FMS-winderGLIDE The actuators of the FMS-winderGLIDE series have been specifically developed for use in unwind and winding stations. Utilizing powerful drives ensures they are suitable for moving large rolls and stands. The web guide sensor is mounted as close as possible to the nearest idler roller. The electric drives of the FMS actuators offer superior operation when compared to hydraulic drives when processing foodstuff and pharmaceutical packaging because there is no risk of contamination with e.g. oils or other hydraulic liquids.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FMS-webMASTER

FMS-webMASTER BKS015 Ultra-compact Web Guide

The price - performance ratio of the BKS015 it’s hard to outgo for narrow web applications. The electronic control unit is integrated into the steering frame. The ultra-compact web guide provides enhanced material control for increased line speeds and improved quality. It is the ideal solution for existing as well as new narrow web production lines.

Features Advantages
Sophisticated design Cost effective web guiding solution
Integrated electronic unit No additional wiring required
No programming required Easy to setup, straight forward use
Compact and robust construction Reliable and maintenance free operation
FMS-webMASTER BKS015 EE Web Guide with External Electronic

FMS-webMASTER BKS015 EE Web Guide with External Electronic

The BKS015 EE is the ideal solution for existing as well as new narrow web production lines. This ultra-compact and cost-consciously design with external electronic unit solves the most demanding mounting issues in your machine.

Features Advantages
Sophisticated design Cost effective web guiding solution
External electronic unit Easy to operate also when the web guide is difficult to access
No programming required Easy to setup, straight forward use
Compact and robust construction Reliable and maintenance free operation

FMS-webMASTER 020

The steering frames of the FMSwebMASTER 020 series have been specifically developed for use in narrow web applications such as: label printing presses, small slitters and rewinders, film conversions, small packaging lines, etc. They are characterized by a compact and robust construction and are available with the controller integrated into the frame on either side.

Features Advantages
Fast and precise positioning through powerful motor design High precision at high machine speed
Roller length from 250 to 600mm Specifically for narrow web application
Compact and robust design Reliable and maintenance free operation
BKS020 Splice Table

BKS020 Splice Table

Straightforward, rugged splicing table to handle all kind of material webs on the FMS webMASTER steering frames of the Series BKS020. The work bench is made of stainless steel with straight and diagonal tracks to support accurate straight and angular cuts.
The web is clamped over the rollers by means of pneumatic elements. As an option the splicing table can be equipped with a micro adjuster to precisely align the web in vertical direction (e.g. for the adjustment of label pattern).

Features Advantages
Straightforward, rugged design Reliable and maintenance free operation
Pneumatic material clamps High ease of use
Straight and diagonal cutting aids Accurate straight and angular cuts
Optionally equipped with micro adjuster Precise adjustment of label pattern

FMS-webMASTER 040

The steering frame FMS-webMASTER 040 offers many possibilities thanks to the modular design. It is therefore suitable for all types of machines. It is characterized by a compact and robust construction. The sensors are mounted to the steering frame using a manual or motorized sensor adjustment.

Features Advantages
Fast and precise positioning through powerful motor design High precision at high machine speed
Roller length from 600 to 1800mm Specifically for mid-range web application
Compact and robust design Reliable and maintenance free operation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FMS-webDIRECTOR

FMS-webDIRECTOR 041/042

The steering frames FMS-webDIRECTOR have been specifically developed for use in machines which have long, free spans. Due to the design with the turning point outside of the steering frame it can also correct large deviations in the web position. Thanks to the modular design the steering frames are adaptable to many different customer requirements.

Features Advantages
Fast and precise positioning through powerful motor design High precision at high machine speed
Roller length from 500 to 1600mm Large range of web application
Compact and robust design Reliable and maintenance free operation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FMS-winderGLIDE

FMS-winderGLIDE Type D.3 Actuator

The Type D.3 actuator is designed to equip medium-sized unwind and rewind stands. Thanks to its fast stepper motor and its spindle/ball screw systems the actuator works backlash free and with highest accuracy.

Features Advantages
Stepper motor actuator for guiding of a stand High accuracy positioning
650 N thrust force High power in a compact design
125 mm and 200 mm steering offset Two sizes for greater positioning flexibility
Multiple mounting options, durable housing Flexible, heavy duty design

FMS-winderGLIDE Type D.6 Actuator

The FMS-winderGLIDE D.6 is an actuator designed for guiding heavy unwind and rewind stands. It utilizes a powerful and high accuracy stepper motor with 2500N of thrust force. When compared to hydraulic systems, this actuator operates clean and is suitable for the food and pharmaceutical packaging industry.

Features Advantages
Fast Stepper Motor Actuator Reliable and maintenance free
2500N thrust force High power in a compact design
125mm and 200mm steering offset Two sizes for greater positioning flexibility
Multiple mounting options, durable housing Flexible, heavy duty design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Web Guide Sensors

All FMS web guide sensors are fully compatible with all FMS steering frames.

US01B/04B Series Ultrasonic Edge Sensor

The ultrasonic sensors US01B/04B are suitable for the detection of all materials with the exception of sound transmissive ones (e.g. no open weave textiles). They are factory set, so that no adjustements are necessary. The main advantage of the US series is the reliable detection of transparent films.Due to the various sizes the sensors have a wide application range.

Features Advantages
Temperature compensated, microprocessor based Ultrasonic Sensor Highly linear and insensitive to planarity variations in the material
2 ms cycle time Suitable for high speed applications
24V power supply and 0…10V output Industry standard
Clear position indicator via LED Fast and precise alignment of material edge

AZS01B/04B BlueFlash Optical Edge Sensor

The AZS BlueFlash series are optical edge sensors for the detection of all opaque materials. The used ultra linear, high resolution material edge mapping system provides to BlueFlash clear advantages compared to ultrasonic sensors. Two standard sizes cover a large material bandwidth.

Features Advantages
Ultra linear characteristics with high 0.06 mm resolution Enhanced web guiding performance thanks to accurate material edge mapping
Shielded optical components with integrated band pass filter Immune to extraneous light
2 ms cycle time Suitable for high speed applications
Instrumental positioning marks Fast and precise alignment of material edge

DLS2 Line and Edge Sensor

The DLS2 digital line and edge detection sensor is self-adjusting and easy to apply in all types of web guiding applications. In line detection mode, the sensor can handle a solid line, an intermittent line, and also a line that is adjacent to or crossed by a pattern. The sensor can even sense holographic pattern.

Features Advantages
Line and Edge Detection Modes Versatile and dependable in its operation
Resolution of 0.06mm High precision at affordable cost
Concise Operating Panel Allows easy setup and straightforward use
LED Marker for Sensor Positioning Accurate alignment on the reference line
Compact and Robust Construction Reliable and maintenance free operation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Web Guide Controllers

All FMS web guide controller are microprocessor controlled and optimally tuned for operation with our steering frames and sensors. They are characterised for their simplicity and reliability under all operating conditions.

BKS309 Series Digital Web Guide Controller

With Ethernet capability and easy to operate.

Features Advantages
Left, right, centre or line guiding Powerful, user-friendly and compact unit
4 keys / compass rose control panel Easy to setup and operate
3 housing /mounting types DIN rail, wall mount (IP 65), and panel mount
2 ms cycle time Precise control at machine speeds
Plug & play or paramter setup over Ethernet Maximum application flexibility

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equipment

Manual Sensor Adjustment BKS.V.A

The manual sensor adjustment BKS.V.A allows positioning of the sensors over the total width of the material. It consists of a steel profile, which is fixed to the steering frame, or seperately mounted. The sensors are attached to the profile with brackets that may be moved sideways.

Manual Sensor Adjustment BKS.V

The manual sensor adjustment BKS.V allows positioning of the sensors over the total width of the material. Because of the closed steel profile the BKS.V allows larger distances between supports. Profiles of 20mm and 40mm are available.

Motorized Sensor Adjustment BKS.T

Motorized Sensor Adjustment BKS.T

The motorized sensor adjustment BKS.T consists of an aluminium profile with a carriage that can be positioned over the total range of movement without play, by a stepper motor. Thus the material edge can be automatically searched over the complete width of the web. One motorized sensor adjustment is required per sensor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Belt Scales

The belt scales of the BMGZ-series weighs every kind of bulk goods, such as sand, gravel, broken stones, coal, building rubble etc. The measuring stations are thank their hermetically sealed components, their contact-less belt speed detection and their rugged design well suited for the extreme ambient conditions of this industry. BMGZ belt scales are very durable, accurate and reliable. Owing to their universal assembly parts and their compact dimensions they can be easily mounted in nearly every conveyor or mobile crasher.

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Belt Scales mobile

Belt Scales Measuring Roller
The belt scales of FMS operate according to the following principal:
Flowrate = Weight x Belt Speed

Among other parameters the electronics enables the compilation of following values:
• Flowrate [t/h]
• Day amount [t]
• Total amount [t]
• Belt speed [m/s]

Various interfaces provide connectivity to a master processing unit (PC), remote counter and dosing systems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Belt Scales: Measuring Rollers

FMS belt scales are designed for mobile and stationary applications e.g. mobile crushers or stationary conveyors. They are extremly robust and overload protection of the sensor is built-in. The installation in new or existing conveyor systems is easy. FMS belt scales are in successful operation since more than 20 years. 

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BMGZ Measuring Roller

BMGZ Measuring Roller

The forces of the side parts of the belt are transmitted over conical disks separately supported on bearing exactly to the center shaft - and this way upon the force measuring bearings.

Features
The conical disks are moveable on the shaft and can therefore be adapted to any conveyors
Available for angles of inclination of 20° to 45°
All parts are galvanized to provide durable protection against corrosion
Simple design through use of FMS force measuring bearings
Compact device through integration of force and speed measurment on the roller shaft
Measuring bearings and cabling protected against damage from falling material
Maintenance free

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Belt Scales: Evaluation Electronic Unit

BMGZ Evaluation Electronic UnitBMGZ Evaluation Electronic Unit

BMGZ Evaluation Electronic Unit

The BMGZ electronic unit measures and calculates the conveyor performance. The later is integrated and added to the current loading charge.

Taring
The electronic unit has an automatic taring program which, at the push of a button, automatically calculates the tare value.

Calibration
Calibration must be proceed on initial commissioning of the belt scale. This is done by comparative weighing (e.g. with a calibrated platform weigher).

Features
Display of total amount conveyed [t]
Display of daily amount [t]
Display of actual conveyor performance [t/h]
Display of belt speed [m/s]
Analogue output proportional to conveyor performance
Relay output for remote counter
Printer output
Interface RS232/485 or optional PROFIBUS®
BMGZ620/621 for connection of two measuring rollers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Belt Scales: Equipment

Hand Printer

Hand Printer

For printout of charge and totalizator values.

Remote Counter

Remote Counter

To display the charge value. The remote counter can be installed up to about 400m away from the scale processor. Reset of the remote counter is possible at the remote counter itself or at the scale processor BMGZ. Optional built in a housing.

Analog Instrument

Analog Instrument

To display the flowrate in tons per hour . According to standards up to 100, 500 and 1200 t/h. Optional built in a housing.