New Baltimore, Mich.-based M.J. Foley Co. has developed add-on equipment that monitors thread
tension values on industrial sewing machines. Available in a pneumatic and electronic version, the
equipment measures and digitally displays the compressive force applied to top thread tensioning
discs, and allows the operator to set the tension value according to fabric type at a single
workstation. Foley claims the new add-on equipment makes it possible to reliably and accurately
change and/or return to any tension value setting.