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We have been building Load Cells for superior Tension Control since 1952, over 50 years! Best reputation in the industry for Durability, Accuracy and Dependability. Comptrol Load Cells fit applications in all industries.

Call us today for Upgrades, Retrofits, New production lines or replacement load cells. (COMPTROL load cells can be mounted at any angle and can easily ‘drop in’ to any existing application). Any size load cell can be adapted, (don’t let our competition tell you we are too big or too rugged) we work just as easy with paper as we do with film, steel and even plastic wraps, etc. There are no limitations to materials used for our measurement capabilities!

Our designs also provide a number of features only Comptrol tension transducers have to offer:

  • Capacity ranges from 4-20,000 pounds
  • Up to 5 volts DC output direct from the transducer
  • 1000% overload protection (10 times the rated load capacity)
  • Mount at any angle around the axis
  • Work in either tension or compression
  • Zero tare adjustment
  • Adjustable Tension Ranges (Superloadcell only)

Standard Options:

  • Stainless Steel Construction
  • Dual Range Superloadcells
  • Corrosion Resistant Paint
  • High Tare Monocells
  • Air Purge for Hazardous Environments
  • Vacuum Enviro Compatable Electronics
  • 0-10VDC/4-20 milliamp amplifier output

Leading Markets

Paper, Winding, Converting, Paper Manufacturing, Paper Coatings, Film, Steel, just about any material that needs coated, cut to length, wound, unwound, rolled, flattened and even more!

Typical Applications

  • Paint
  • Lines Accumulators
  • Coating Lines
  • Sheet Extruders
  • Galvanizing Lines
  • Rubber Calendars
  • Annealing Lines
  • Film Transports
  • Tension Leveling
  • Turret Winders
  • Unwind Stands
  • Felt Tensioning
  • Rewind Stands
  • Laminators
tension measurement loadcells30 series Tensioncell loadcell mounted upright, on a film line


Superloadcell mounted on an angle, steel processing lineSuperloadcell mounted on an angle, steel processing line


tension measurement loadcellsSuperloadcell mounted vertically on an annealing line

Watch our Tension Video

Tension Video

This demo displays Comptrol Inc.'s capabilities in the paper, foil, and film industries. Using calculated wrap angles, our tensioncells precisely measure material tension and can adjust spool speeds accordingly. Rolls of material can be monitored to reach a desired weight or diameter via programmable logic controllers. The entire system is controlled by a large, color touchscreen liquid crystal display. Analog tension indicators show material tension at different points along the system, and an anti-static tinsel bar is used to free the material of any electric charge. Visit our website for more information about Comptrol Incorporated's wide range of industrial automation products and services.