MTU’s are ideal for winding delicate or ribbon materials. The moving spool design assures a straight path onto the spool and minimizes stress from twisting and pulling at an angle. They are typically equipped with tension control for automatic synchronization with the output from an extruder or other process.
A servo motor driven puller is combined with a tension controlled winding section to pull wire from a process with precise speed control and wind it neatly onto a spool at a desired tension. The pulling speed can be based on feedback from a laser micrometer to control product diameter to within microns.