STM’s Winsor & Jerauld Division:
Your Single-Source Tenter Frame Solution

In 2011, STM acquired Gessner Industries / Winsor & Jerauld. Since 1896 Winsor & Jerauld has worked with companies to maximize tenter performance, contributing to improved production efficiencies and reduced costs. Today, STM / W&J offers the capabilities to be your single source for tenter needs, with everything from complete tenter/dryer systems and spare parts to on-site clip maintenance. We provide cost-effective tentering solutions for companies across a broad range of industries, including textiles, plastics, non-wovens, pharmaceuticals, geotextiles, coating, and laminating.

Select the links below to check out the broad range of parts, services, and tenter systems we have to offer. It might not hurt to take a look at our technical tips section as well. Who knows, you may pick up a technical tenter tidbit that will help improve your tenter operations. Get to know STM / W&J and see how we can help as your “Your Single-Source Solution” for tenter needs.

And by all means, if you have any tenter-related questions, contact us…after all, we’ve worked with companies to provide cost-effective solutions for more than 110 years. We’re here to help. Give us a call today to discuss your tenter requirements.

Custom-designed parts, proudly made in the USA.

We can provide parts for many makes and models of tenters — domestic and foreign. If you need a specialty, hard-to-find part, we’ll produce it to the manufacturers’ specification. Just let us know what you need, and we will make it happen. Below you will see some examples of our most popular clips, pin plates, rails, and chains.

  • 12M Clip:
  • 44 Merc Clip:
  • NL 14 Clip Roller:
  • NL 14 Clip Roller:
  • NL 14 Pin Slide:
  • Fabricated Rail:
  • Fabricated Rail with clip:

Additional Parts Available:

  • Bronze Split Nuts (Winsor & Jerauld, Marshall and Williams, Van Vlaanderen, etc.)
  • Intermediate saddles
  • Gears
  • Gear cases
  • Cross screws
  • Tenter rail casings
  • Bronze top rail casings
  • Bronze “J” wear pieces
  • Bronze rail insert wear strips
  • Vertical shafts (W&J T-4, T-6, T-8)
  • Clip openers
  • Sprocket rings
  • Chain Shoes
  • Bearings, seals, etc.

We’re here to serve you.

Whether it’s on-site at your facility, or at our location, we offer extensive experience and expertise in:

  • Repair of tenter clip / chain — including cleaning and filing
  • In-plant file service of all brands of clips
  • In-plant inspection of tenter and chain
  • Consulting for tenter-related issues to improve performance while reducing costs

We’re here for your custom tenter frame system.

We’ll analyze your application and design/build a system for your specific needs. These include:

  • Complete finishing ranges
  • Tenter / dryer systems (with or without emissions control)
  • Tenter frames (new and rebuilt) – Horizontal and Vertical (including pin tenter frames for upholstery, carpet, and a variety of knit fabrics

  • T-99 Horizontal Tenter Frame:
  • Vertical Tenter Frame:
  • Vertical Tenter Frame:
  • Film Tenter Frame:
  • Film Tenter Frame:
  • Film Tenter Frame:

We’re here to help.

Manufacturing operations are running lean these days and successful companies are increasingly focusing on getting peak performance from their tenters. We’re here to help. We offer these Technical Tips to help companies tweak their tenter systems to operate most efficiently, while minimizing equipment breakdowns and associated waste.

Backed by more than 110 years of experience, we welcome the opportunity to assist you in optimizing your tenter operations. With the most comprehensive line of tenter products and services in the U.S., we are your single-source solution for complete tenter / dryer systems, on-site chain repair, and parts for almost every make and model of tenter — domestic and foreign.

We hope you find the tenter technical tidbits below useful. Are there specific tenter topics you’re interested in? Let us know. We’ll be more than happy to discuss your situation and offer free advice. And If we don’t have the answer we’ll make the time to find it. After all, we’ve worked with companies to provide cost-effective solutions for more than 110 years. We’re here to help.

Download our Tenter Technical Tips .pdf file here