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|previous: R.G. So - how does one make a good tensi... -- 9/7/2002 11:25 PM||View Thread|
|9/8/2002 5:08 PM|
|Dr. Strangelove||Re: Tensioners|
Perhaps by mounting a pully on a postal scale and pre-loading it for 1 ounce (~ 28 grams).
I looked at commercial wire tensioners or "dereelers" for coil winding and simplest mechanical ones look like a mixture of pinch rollers plus a spring-loaded pulley on a swing arm.
The best picture I could find for one is at
Note the felt wheel at the lower left.
More general stuff at:
Electronic closed-loop servo-controlled tensioners sit at the top in performance.
No prices that I can tell, but I imagine that the cheapest ones cost hundreds of dollars. If you can get good results with felt pads or sewing machine guides instead of spending $$$, well...