go to the Web Tension Measurement product page Junie Barnwell asked on Nov 14th, 2013 in Web Tension Measurement

What is the maximum cable length I can use between load cells and tension electronics? The cable between the tension electronics and the load?

Al Betz

ABB's answer

The cable between the tension electronics and the load cells can be seen as a resistor, though
small. The resistance is depending on cable length, cable cross section area and the resistivity of
the conducting material. The electronics can supply excitation current for a specified number of
load cells and cables of specified total resistance.
A junction box can reduce the total cable length and thereby the resistance.


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