Web widths up to 4 inches (101.6 mm)

Mini Displacement Guides (MDG) feature a 3 inch (76) actuator and either a two or more roller configuration and are designed for narrow web applications up to 4 inches (101) which are ideal for compact spaces. Applications include (but not limited to) envelope, label, medical and food packaging, slitting, laminating, inspection machines and other narrow web applications where alignment of the web is crucial. No Electricity! No Electronics! No Hydraulics! The MDG3 Series web guides are easy to install and setup.

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Environment Applications
Web Path Configurations
Additional Equipment
Application Gallery
Roll Face 5 in (127) to 6 in (152.4)
Guide Span 5 in (127) to 6 in (152.4)
Roller Dia. 1.5 in (38.1) to 2 in (50.8)

Roller Types:

Standard Aluminum
Optional Grooved, Stainless, Plasma,
Cork Tape or Rubber Coated
Piston Thrust (At 6 psi) *424.1 lbs
Auto Center Option Yes
Sensor Bracket Style 201 or 104
Maximum Tension 20 PLI
Temperature 32 - 350° F (0 - 66° C)
Air Consumption (At 6 psi) 1.8 CFM (51 l/m)

*On linear bearings with 0.1 coefficient of friction.

  • Entry and exit spans must be parallel to each other and perpendicular to the plane of the guide's motion.
  • Web must enter and exit the guide at a 90° angle. Guide span must be approximately 1/2 - 1x’s the maximum web width.
  • The air-flow (edge) sensor must be securely mounted after the guide’s exit roller and within the first one-third of the exit span.
  • At least one idler roller must be located between the exiting guide roller and the process (printing, laminating, etc.).
  • Wash down
  • Dusty, Dirty
  • High Heat
  • Clean Room
  • High Humidity
  • Explosion Proof

Web Path Configurations


Guides can be placed in any orientation and sensor can be on either the near side or far side of the web. Dual sensor to center-guide is optional.

How to Specify

  • Center Guide
  • Splice Table
  • Stainless Steel
  • Multiple Stack Units
  • Remote Sensor Controls

Application Gallery

MDG3 guiding a foil web after the unwind and prior to medical packaging.

MDG3 in a dusty environment.

MDG3 with Polyurethane Rollers

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