Wire Tensioner

Wire Tensioner: Developed for a customer that processes wire and cables, this simple device cured a couple of problems that were occurring in their wire feeding machines. It simply creates tension using one way clutched drag wheels. The grip on the various diameter wires is easily adjustable and lock onto the cable using a toggle over center mechanism. The quick to adjust toggled width, along with the clutched drag wheels, solved what was a major problem on wire and cable bunching up prior to entering their process equipment after dispensing from the bulk rolls. Shown are the prototype along with the production