Montalvo launches new rewind tension controller

Pictured above are the Montalvo Z4-RL web tension controller HMI and circuit board

USA • Montalvo, a web tension control specialist, announced the launch of its latest web tension controller for rewind applications. The controller, called Z4-RL, is designed for rewind tension zones using load cell feedback for tension measurement.

According to Montalvo, the Z4-RL boasts features like a seven-day trend storage capability for recording production-run data and a 7″ high-definition web-tension control interface. It’s available as a circuit board only, an enclosure or remote installation.


Montalvo called the Z4-RL its next iteration of rewind tension control. Other features it includes are taper, flying splice, web break detection and inertia compensation; user-defined units and scales; variable wrap angle; and integrated tension indication. The controller is compatible with pneumatic or electric brakes, clutches, and drives, and a 24V version is available.

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