Tension Measurement Solutions
KELK offers a complete line of tension measuring equipment to suit all rolling mill applications.
KELK tensiometers measure strip tension by sensing components of forces exerted on a dynamically balanced sensing roll over which the strip is pulled, using purpose designed load cells at or under the ends of the sensing roll.
For high tension applications such as Tandem Cold Mills, KELK offers Tensiometer Load Cell Assemblies in single or dual range. Containing special hermetically sealed and temperature compensated Tensiometer Load Cells, these Assemblies can withstand overloads of more than 20 times normal load and are immune both to leakage and to the errors from side forces and from temperature gradients that plague competitive tensiometers.
For lower tension applications, such as Processing Lines - as well as some single stand mills - KELK offers a wide range of Monobloc Tensiometer Transducers; one piece, hermetically sealed and exceptionally strong load cells that measure tension components either normal to, or parallel to, their mounting surface.
In Hot Strip Mills KELK offers Looper Load Cell Assemblies dimensioned to integrate into existing looper arms. These Assemblies contain special Load Cells as well as additional sensors to measure looper angle and looper acceleration in applications which require the derivation of strip tension for the mill control system.