Electronic Fiber Tensioning

Optimum method available for precision fiber dispensing

Customized to meet your needs

Standard Tension Range < 1 lbf to 20 lbf (4.5 N to 90 N). Electronic - Digital Tensioning Systems can be incorporated into free standing or slave creel systems. Also available for high-acceleration tensioning applications (e.g. irregular shaped, high speed winds)


  • Standard Tension Range < 1 lbf to 20 lbf (4.5 N to 90 N).
  • Static accuracy better than 5%.
  • Servo Control with unlimited take-up.
  • Tension data logging.
  • Automatic compensation for spool size weight & speed.
  • Configurable, automatic motor and system stop on fiber break.
  • Pneumatic chucks ease in load-unload of material.
  • Accomadates 3" (76 mm) core outside pull materials.


Flexible Operator interface

  • Remote operator control through the machine control and through creel control interface.
  • Programmable control embedded into winding programs.
  • Independent tension control of each spool.
  • Real-time, high precision, actual tension display on machine control.
  • Real-time, actual tension data logging.


Free Standing and Slaved Creels

  • Compact design for limited space environments.
  • Control and configuration at creel control interface via keypad and LCD screen
  • Spools can be independently configured.
  • Independent tension control and viewing of each spool.
  • Remote operator control through McClean Anderson Accustrand software


12 Tow Digital Tensioning System