MAGPOWR Spyder Plus S1

  • Powerful tension control at an affordable price
  • Open Loop, Closed Loop Load Cell and Closed Loop Dancer control in one package
  • Diameter input for precise and adjustable taper tension, dancer gain compensation, advanced inertia compensation and hold level options
  • Parameter access at keypad or via built in Modbus/TCP or web browser
  • Used to control magnetic particle or pneumatic clutches and brakes, or interface directly with drives

The new Spyder Plus S1 tension controller has all the existing features of the Spyder Plus controller, while adding an additional input for roll diameter. This input allows for additional powerful features normally reserved for our highest end controllers.

By referencing the actual measured diameter on this new input, this DIN rail mounted low-cost controller now includes very precise taper tension, hold level change options and inertia compensation options in load cell and dancer modes. In addition, gain compensation in dancer mode allows for a stable dancer from full roll to core, regardless of roll-build ratio.

Like the Spyder Plus, the Spyder Plus S1 is a controller that can be configured as an open loop, closed loop load cell or closed loop dancer modes, providing accurate, reliable control by providing feedback to clutches and brakes, or interfacing directly with drives in unwind, rewind or point-to-point applications.

Built in Modbus TCP communications provide the ability to easily interface and share data with an existing PLC, remote PC, HMI or web browser, allowing for remote set point adjustment to further improve efficiency, especially when multiple controls are used in the same process.

MAGPOWR Spyder Plus S1 Specifications

  • CertificationsCE
    UL 508C Listed
  • Input
  • Load Cell 21 mV Maximum
    or two 350 Ω sensors in parallel
  • Tension and Manual Setpoint 0 VDC to +10 VDC, 0.25 mADC maximum
    or 1k to 10k Ω potentiometer
  • E-Stop, Run/Stop, Tension Off, Auto/ManualSwitch closure or 5 VDC or
    24 VDC active high/low logic, 8 mADC maximum
  • Dancer Position1k to 10k Ω potentiometer, or a 0 to 10 VDC Signal
  • 3rd party Ultrasonic, Laser, or other sensor for diameter input (for open loop mode)0 to 10 VDC Signal, Required for Open Loop Mode, optional for Load Cell and Dancer Modes
  • Output
  • Torque 0 to +10 VDC, 1 mADC maximum
    4 to 20 mADC, 500 Ω maximum
    -10 to +10 VDC, 1 mADC maximum
  • Supply Voltage24 VDC, ±10%, 250 mA, 6 VA
  • Operating Temperature0 to 50˚ C
  • Storage Temperature-30 to 80˚ C
  • EnclosureIP20 (IEC529)
  • Tension Meter0 to 1 mADC or 0 to +10 VDC analog




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