Simple Take-up System (STS)

The Simple Take-up System (STS) is a small and easy to use take-up unit that produces neatly wound spools of wire or filament. It can pull wire from a payoff spool or be located at the end of a manufacturing or inspection process where it can pull and wind the material with a desired amount of tension. It features a traversing wire guide head that is synchronized with the rotation of the take-up shaft. The operator is able to set the winding pitch and traversing window to match the wire diameter and the spool width. The standard control panel includes a speed control knob and a simple length counter. A settable length controller, wire break detection, and magnetic clutch are available options.

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Typical features and specifications include:

  • Adjustable winding pitches are available from approximately .1mm – 15mm (.003 – .6 inches)
  • Traverse lengths from 10 – 300mm
  • (.4 – 12 inches)
  • Winding speeds from 0-500rpm
  • Simple length counter or calibrated length display is available
  • The optional length controller and display automatically stops the system at a preset length
  • The Wire Break Detection option automatically stops the system if the material runs out
  • A variety of shaft sizes or chucks for holding a wide range of spool sizes and mandrels
  • Right-to-left or left-to-right winding
  • Most systems include Universal Spool Adapters for mounting a variety of spool sizes without additional tooling
  • Smooth surfaced guide wheels with bearings for delicate fibers or large wire
  • 120 or 230VAC operation


Additional information

Weight 200 lbs