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Old July 13th, 2005, 03:30 PM   #9
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DickDV is offline
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You cannot do both drives as speed regulators even with a "ratio" adjustment because the speed error accumulates constantly increasing or decreasing the tension. (Assuming you don't want web stretch to provide the tension).

That's why the tension must be controlled either by direct tension measurement or by torque on the b drive. Using line speed from the a drive with a torque trim will do the job but no amount of speed trim will get this job done---you'd have to adjust it constantly to keep from building or decreasing tension.
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