Roll Tension Tester

Test rolls of cellophane for conformance with specified winding tension.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Roll Tension Testers do?

Tests rolls of cellophane for conformance with specified winding tension: Slides roll onto shaft of testing frame. Threads film from roll around rewind and tension rollers and turns setscrews to secure cellophane to clip on sliding bar. Turns handwheels to move sliding bar that pulls cellophane predetermined distance from roll and to press tension roller against film to apply specified tension. Reads rule gauge to measure slack in film between rewind roller and sliding bar. Cuts cellophane from roll, using knife. Records number and width of tested roll, amount of tension applied, and degree of slack. May examine cellophane for defects such as discoloration, wrinkles, scratches, and holes.


Should I be a Roll Tension Tester?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Adhesion Tester, Television Parts Tester

    How to become a Roll Tension Tester

    Most Roll Tension Testers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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