Mechanical Fiber Tensioning

Portable, compact tensioner for supporting & dispensing fiber

Tensioner design can be fully customized

McClean Anderson Mechanical Fiber Tensioning Systems are a portable and compact way for supporting and dispensing fiber to your Filament Winder. Standard tension range is from 1 lbf to 10 lbf [4.5N to 44N]. A dancer arm also allows for limited take-up. Tensioner arrangements can be customized to meet your specific needs.


  • Tension range < 1 lbf to 10 lbf [4.5N to 44N].
  • Compact design for limited space environments.
  • Portable stand can be easily moved into desired location.
  • Custom tensioner arrangements available.