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Tension bar

HP Latex 500 Series

#1 hub2000 2 years ago


ist it possible to use the tension bar in different positions with different tensions?

If not: is an extra tension / weight kit available?



#2 HP-MarcM 2 years ago

Hello Hub2000,

In this case we can recommend updating to the latest FW (00_03_00.5) as it includes a new feature “Tension bar working force” as per the newsletter;

“With previous firmware, the force applied by the Tension bar could be modified by changing the Take-Up reel winding direction. This is helpful when looking for critical length consistency.

  • Using the Take-up reel with the printed side outward will provide more front tension
  • Using the Take-up reel with the printed side inward will provide less front tension
  • In case even higher or lower tensions are required, with this firmware it can be done via the printer’s Front panel:

Settings > Substrate > Substrate handling options”


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