The felt stretchers are designed to provide and maintain the required tension of felt in the press section and wire in the drying section of paper and cardboard machines. Felt stretchers provide wire and felt tension up to 5 kN/ m.
The device consists of a lead screw with brackets, a guide pipe and a bevel gear on the face and drive side. Both sides are connected to each other by a shaft between gearboxes. On the face side there is a flywheel and a clutch that align the landing axis so that it is perpendicular to the PM axis.
Felt stretchers are made with manual and electromechanical drive for machines with reel widths from 1680 mm to 4200 mm.