In many strip processes, the strip tension inherently produces a horizontal force component on a roll... or, by design, it can be made to do so. Using this horizontal force component to measure strip tension can be highly advantageous. The load cell can be sized to measure just the strip tension, excluding the tare weight of the roll. The result is optimized measurement accuracy.
Another advantage is that ABB’s unique horizontal load cell – specifically designed to measure this force component – provides stiffness levels and overload tolerances in all force directions that are significantly greater than what can be achieved with vertical load cells.