How to Install and Debug A Web Guide System

The web guide system is an indispensable part of industrial automation, mainly used for automatic detection and adjustment of lateral deviation of conveying materials on the production line to ensure product quality and production efficiency. The installation and debugging of the web guiding system are crucial for ensuring its normal operation. In this article, we will discuss in the installation steps, debugging methods, precautions during installation and debugging, as well as daily maintenance work of the web guide system.

web guide system

The Detailed Installation Steps of the Web Guide System

1. Preparation Stage

Before starting the installation of web guiding system, it is necessary to prepare all necessary tools and accessories and check whether the foundation is firm according to the design requirements.

2. Installation Phase

  • Installing sensor: According to the instructions, fix the web guide sensor in the appropriate position and ensure that it can accurately detect the position of the coil.
  • Installing the driver: Install the driver in a suitable position and connect all wires and pipelines.
  • Installation of actuator: usually a hydraulic or electric actuator, which needs to be installed in a position where the web materials can be adjusted.
A200 Ultrasonic Edge Web Guide Sensor

3. Connection Stage

  • Electrical connection: Connect the power and signal lines correctly according to the requirements of the drawings and manual.
  • Hydraulic or pneumatic connection: If it is a hydraulic correction system, it is also necessary to connect oil and gas pipes to ensure smooth flow of the medium.
Components of Web Guiding System

The Debugging Methods of Web Guide System

  • Checking wiring: Ensure that all wiring is correct, especially the signal wires of sensors and the control wires of actuators.
  • Parameter setting: Set appropriate parameters based on the specific situation of the production line, such as the threshold of the sensor, the action speed of the actuator, etc.
  • System testing: Test the web guide system in an actual production environment to observe whether it can effectively correct the deviation of the coil. Conduct tests under no-load or light load conditions to observe whether the web guide machine can adjust the position of the coil correctly.
  • Fault diagnosis: If the web guiding system is found to be not working during testing, fault diagnosis is required to identify possible causes and repair them.
web guiding control system

Precautions for Installation and Debugging of the Web Guide System

1. Preparation before installation

Before installing the web guiding machine, it is necessary to ensure that all components and accessories are complete, and thoroughly inspect the equipment to ensure that it has not been damaged during transportation. In addition, suitable installation tools and necessary auxiliary equipment, such as electric screwdrivers, level gauges, etc., need to be prepared.

2. Basic preparation and installation

Construct the foundation according to the basic drawings provided by the manufacturer, ensuring that the web guide machine is placed on a sturdy and flat ground. When installing, it is important to ensure the stability of the web guiding equipment, which directly affects the normal operation and service life of the web guide system in the future.

3. Electrical system connection

Connect the electrical system of the web guiding system, including the motor, sensors, control panel, etc., and check if the electrical connections are correct to ensure that the equipment can be powered on normally. When connecting power lines, pay attention to the specifications and wiring methods of the lines to avoid short circuits or other electrical faults.

4. Debugging steps

When debugging the web guiding control system, the first thing to do is to adjust the mechanical transmission system, including adjusting the tension of gears, chains, transmission belts, etc. Subsequently, conduct a test run to check if all web guiding roller frames are working properly without any load. Finally, gradually increase the tension and speed, check the guiding effect of the equipment on the web materials, and make further adjustments as needed.

custom web guiding roller frame

5. Common fault analysis and solution

In the process of using a web guide system, various faults may be encountered, such as slow guiding response, low web guide accuracy, etc. At this point, it is necessary to conduct fault analysis based on specific situations and take timely solutions. For example, if the sensitivity of the electric eye decreases or it is covered by dust, the electric eye should be cleaned or replaced in a timely manner.

The Daily Maintenance Work of the Web Guide System

1. Regular inspections

Regular inspections are the foundation for ensuring the normal operation of the web guide system, which includes appearance inspection, confirmation of working status, and functional testing of various components. For example, check whether the power switch and indicator light are normal, whether the coordination between the electric eye and the motor is sensitive, and whether the magnetic powder brake can brake in a timely manner.

2. Cleaning work

The web guide equipment may accumulate dust and other impurities during use, which can affect its performance. Therefore, it is necessary to regularly clean the dirt on the interior and exterior surfaces of the machine. Be careful not to use hard objects to scrape during the cleaning process to avoid damage.

3. Lubricating maintenance

In order to reduce friction and wear, and ensure the normal operation of the web guiding equipment, it is necessary to regularly add lubricating oil to the moving parts of the web guide system. For example, adding lubricating oil to parts such as gears, bearings, and screw rods to ensure their normal operation.

4. Environmental maintenance

The usage environment of the web guide system also has a significant impact on its performance. It should be installed in a dry, dust-free, and corrosion-free environment as much as possible, and avoid working under extreme temperature conditions for a long time.

5. Safety requirements

In terms of safety, it is necessary to implement a fixed person and machine as well as a shift handover system, familiarizing yourself with the maintenance structure of the correction system, and comply with operating procedures.


The installation and debugging of a web guide system is a complex process that requires comprehensive consideration of multiple factors, including the physical installation of the equipment, the correctness of electrical connections, and the reasonable setting of parameters. Through strict debugging and testing, it can be ensured that the web guide machine can maximize its efficiency in actual production, thereby improving product quality and production efficiency.