Measuring principle of tension measuring systems:
3-Roller Measuring System: Consisting of two outer guide rollers and a middle measuring roller. The tension of the measured material slightly deflects the middle roller. This deflection (up to 0.5 mm) is measured by a load cell. The built-in amplifier generates an analog output signal, which is proportional to the measured tension.
1-Roller Measuring System: In combination with 2 outer reference guiding points (deflection pulley) the sensor builds a force triangle. The angle of contact has to be stable. The sensor uses a load cell with strain gauge and supplies a output signal in mV or V (with integrated amplifier).