About Us

Premier U.S. Manufacturer of Single-width Web Offset Press Equipment

About Us

Tensor International specializes in the development and production of flexible single-width web offset press equipment capable of printing 35,000 to 50,000 products per hour, with related folding equipment.

Tensor focuses specifically on single-width printing solutions that deliver dependable, high quality at a competitive price and are backed by superior field support. A network of knowledgeable global representatives has placed over 2500 units and approximately 190 press lines in 43 countries.

Tensor's headquarters and assembly plant are located near the historic, major manufacturing area of Chicago. This area provides an extensive pool of highly trained engineers and skilled craftsmen. Tensor capitalized on this resource and created an innovative company geared towards producing outstanding products that successfully compete in a global marketplace.

Tensor Firsts

Tensor has achieved a number of “firsts” in our segment of the industry. Some of these include:

  • The first shaftless press line in Denmark
  • First huge press installation in Sweden (Adargo)
  • First major press installation in Turkey (Aksam)
  • Installed “the largest single-width press line in the world” in Adana for Hurriyet in Turkey during 2004. This press line initially covered approximately 59 meters (194 linear feet) and contained thirteen (13) 4-high towers, six (6) 2-highs, and three (3) Tensor H-50 folders. Twenty-five (25) zero-speed splicers were installed below press level. In 2005 and in 2006, the press line was expanded by an additional six (6) four-highs, three (3) two-highs and one (1) stacked unit. The press currently has a total of 95 press units and three folders.

Tensor Design

A number of critical design features are found exclusively on Tensor's units.

Outstanding Print Quality
Preloaded bearing-mounted blanket eccentrics provide the critical cylinder stiffness required to reduce dot distortion.

Eccentric mounted, fully adjustable plate and blanket cylinders provide tighter print registration by eliminating tolerance accumulation normally associated with a fixed plate cylinder location.

Proven Durability
Bearing-in-a-bearing design approach eliminates frame bore wear.

Tensor's exclusive cylinder manufacturing techniques result in unsurpassed corrosion resistance.

Enhanced Ergonomics
An integrally unique true arch design positions the blankets higher and offers a wider opening for easier access.

Form roller throw-off shafts located outside of the rollers eliminate ink buildup and maintenance issues.

Tensor believes that customer satisfaction and press performance command our highest priority. We are driven to provide both superior quality and supreme value in the products and services we supply. We will continue to reinvest in ourselves to improve our performance.


Corporate Headquarters

AH Tensor International LLC
1201 Ardmore Ave.
Itasca, Illinois 60143

Phone: +1 630-739-9600
Email: [email protected]

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