Seam Detectors


Accurately locating seams while automatically activating other functions


Menzel Seam Detectors

As a leader in seam detection system, we offer both electronic and mechanical devices to meet our customer’s specific requirements. Either seam detector can be interfaced with an electric timer for a second contract with adjustable delay, or with a present counter to provide a second contact at a pre-selected yardage. Both systems are very accurate and user friendly, with the electronic system requiring little or no reconfiguration for webs of different colors and opacities.

Standard Features:

The following is a list of standard features found on all Menzel mechanical seam detectors:

  • Sturdy steel framework for years of trouble-free service.
  • Two non-marking sensing rolls for accurately locating seams.
  • Micrometer gap setting is adjustable for a variety of fabric thicknesses.
  • Limit switch activates predetermined functions


The following is a list of standard features found on all Menzel electronic seam detectors:

  • A deep throat sensing head with dual photo-electric detecting sensors provides the most accurate seam detection possible, regardless of web consistency.
  • Control box with sensitivity switch puts control at operator’s fingertips.
  • On/off switch and output relay.

Both mechanical and electronic seam detection systems can be used to activate the following:

  • Open a calendar nip for seam passage
  • Raise a shearing blade
  • Seam mapping system
  • Alarm or warning light
  • Raise sueding machine sanding rolls
  • Machine stop at exact position of seams

Optional Features:

  • Electronic timer for improved seam location accuracy.
  • Second contact with delay for multiple activation function
  • Preset counter can be set to control other functions at pre-determined yardages.