I've built a setup for taking a mesh-like fabric from a large supply spool and wrapping it onto smaller spools. Currently the fabric travels from the supply spool, through two closely spaced reels which are fitted with a slip clutch to provide specific tension, then directly onto the smaller spool. The fabric tends to always want to run-out on the takeup spool. I've ensured that the supply, tensioner and takeup reels are as parallel as concievably possible. Can anyone provide any guidance on a rule of thumb regarding other idler or alignment reels that i may want to incorporate into the travel of the fabric?
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