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  • Unwind, Rewind, Dancer, Free Loop and Ranger Control all in one package
  • Stores four setups for quick, precise changeovers
  • Language selectable in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish
  • Selectable inch or metric units of measurement
  • 4-20MA, 0 to 10VDC, -10 to +10 VDC outputs all standard
  • Accepts remote inputs from a PLC or remotely mounted push buttons to adjust tension setpoint or change operating setup
  • Can be used to control magnetic particle and pneumatic clutches and brakes, or AC and DC drives
  • Available in Dancer Control, Free Loop, and Ranger control modes

MAGPOWR’s VERSATEC Versatile Tension Control provides true ease of use and extreme flexibility with its wide range of functions and operating modes. The VERSATEC Versatile Tension Control is a multi-function automatic tension or process controller that uses the US-2 Ultrasonic Sensor to measure distance and roll diameter. It has selectable operating modes for Unwind, Rewind, Dancer, Free Loop, or Ranging applications. This flexibility eliminates the need to learn the operation of different controls for different tension zones.

All setup and operating screens on the VERSATEC unit are indicated directly on the multi-line alphanumeric menu driven display in real words, not codes, with the corresponding values or status. From the keypad and display, you can control all operating parameters for any operating mode, including tension, distance, dancer position, loop position, alarm set points, security, language and units, and setup selection.


  • CertificationsUL 508C Listed
  • Input
  • Power 115/230 VAC +/- 10%, 50/60 Hz, switch selectable, 24 VA
  • Ultrasonic SensorMAGPOWR US-2 Ultrasonic Sensor
    Sensor range: 152 to 1,524 mm
  • Beam Spread±10°
  • Dancer Position Sensor1-10 kΩ Potentiometer Sensor MAGPOWR DFP or DFP-2 Sensor 0 to 5 VDC Signal
  • Run/Stop, Tension On/Off, Remote Setup Select, Reset HoldSwitch closure, or 5 or 24 VDC
  • Output
  • Control0 to 10 VDC, 1 mA maximum
    4 to 20 mA, 500 Ω maximum
    -10 to +10 VDC, 1 mA maximum
  • Tension Reference4 to 20 mA, 500 Ω maximum
  • Inverse Diameter0 to 10 VDC, 1 mA maximum
  • Meter0 to 1 mA, 500 Ω max
  • Alarm 1 and 2DC solid state relay; 100 mA, 30 VDC maximum
  • Tension On/OffDC solid state relay; 100 mA, 30 VDC maximum
  • Weight
  • VTC3.2 kg7 lb
  • VTC-E5 kg11 lb
  • Enclosure
  • VTC Front Panel EnclosureIP65 (IEC529), IP20 (IEC529)
  • VTC-E & US-2IP65 (IEC529)
  • Resolution0.025% of span, or 0.18 mm whichever is larger
  • Rewind TaperAdjustable from 0 to 100%
  • Temperature
  • E-Operating0 to 40˚ C32 to 104˚ F
  • Storage-30 to 80˚ C-22 to 176˚ F