Tension Meters ETB, ETX

3 Tension ranges from 0.5 - 100 cN to 2 - 500 cN

Electronic tension meter for hard to reach and limited access space applications.
Available in two models: ETB (Basic unit) and ETX (with memory and outputs)
Hand-held unit with guide rollers up to max. 2000 m/min

Tension meter with measuring head as small as possible for textil applications only

Special Features

  • Automatic Zero Setting independent to measuring position
  • Hand-held unit with ball-bearing mounted, V-grooved guide rollers up to 2000 m/min for higher line speed use model ETPB or ETPX
  • Tension meter with guide rollers mounted on long shafts to reach into tightest places
  • Storage of AVG, MIN, MAX and PEAK tension values which can be recalled in the display
  • Adjustable electronic damping for better reading when tension is constantly changing
  • Tension meter for battery operation (LiPo accumulator with long runtime and short charging time) 
  • LCD display with illuminated background for better reading
  • Display of the tension meter can be reversed for right and left hand use to reach all measuring positions easily
tension meter model ETB/ETX with reversed display

 Additional Special Features model ETX

  • USB interface for connection to a PC
  • Memory of max. 4000 displayed tension values split up to 255 series of measurements and statistics (Last, AVG, MIN and MAX of displayed values, MIN-PEAK and MAX-PEAK are values measured within a measuring frequency of 1 kHz)
graph of measured values tension meter ETB/ETX
  • 4 different memory modes can be selected by the operator:
    - Mode S: only statistical values per series are displayed
    - Mode L: statistics plus 10 displayed values of each series of measurement
    - Mode C: statistics plus 4000 displayed values arbitrary splited up to 255 series
    - Mode F: as C plus higher sampling rate of 100 Hz = values/s
laptop with software SW-TI3 Model ETX can be connected to a PC with the USB cable.
With the programm SW-TI3 Tension Inspect 3 readings can be
displayed, statistically analyzed and saved. For more information
see "accessories"

Standard Features

  • Changeable units cN and g
  • Display update time 0.5 seconds  
  • Certificate of Compliance with the order 2.1 according EN 10204 is included
  • Optionally available: Inspection Certificate 3.1 according EN 10204 with calibration report
filament guide tension meter model ETB/ETX Filament guide (may be unscrewed) for easy material acquisition of running filaments;

the two outer rollers can be tilted upwards using the lever on the rear side.

Memory Contents

Memory Contents For PDF-file please
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Available Models

Head Width*
SCHMIDT Calibration**
with running filament
approx. 100 m/min
ETB-100ETX-1000.5 - 100.00.1 cN24PA: 0.20 mm
ETB-200ETX-2002 - 2001 cN24PA: 0.20 mm
ETB-500ETX-5002 - 5001 cN24PA: 0.20 mm
* Outer distance between outside guide rollers
** Suitable for 95 % of applications - PA = Polyamide Monofilament

Guide Rollers

Line Speed
Roller Material
Standard2000Aluminium hard chromed

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Spare Rollers

Guide Rollers

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overview for the guide rollers

Standard Accessories

Mains Adapter

with 3 adapters (EU/USA/UK) for worldwide use,
100 - 240 V AC
Order number: K50202

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Standard Accessories ETX

Tension Inspect 3

For displaying and saving readings on a PC (Win XP and higher; 32 bit and 64 bit)
Order number: SW-TI3

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Connecting Cable

For USB output for connecting the tension meter to a PC.
Cable length 2 m
Order number: EK0662

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Calibration Report (optional)

Calibration Report

Inspection Certificate 3.1 according DIN EN 10204
including a calibration report is optional available

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Delivery Includes

scope of delivery tension meter ETB/ETX: Tension meter with carrying case, mains adapter with 3 country adapters (EU/USA/UK), even a screwdriver and flat wrench, operating instruction in german or english (as requested), Certificate of Compliance with the order 2.1 according EN 10204 free of charge.
Model ETX includes additionally USB cable and software Tension Inspect 3


Dimensions For PDF-file please
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Calibration:According SCHMIDT factory procedure
Accuracy:1 % full scale 1 digit or better
typical 0.5 % full scale
Measuring units:cN or g, switchable
Overrange:Approx. 10 % full scale, without accuracy guarantee
Overload protection:200 % full scale
Measuring principle:Strain gauge bridge
Measuring roller deflection:0.5 mm max.
Signal processing:Digital, 24 bit A/D converter
Damping:Adjustable electronic damping, averaging
Sampling rate:Internal approx. 1 kHz, (MIN-PEAK, MAX-PEAK)
Display update rate:Approx. 2 times per second, 2 Hz (Last, AVG, MIN, MAX)
Display:LCD 4 digit, 11 mm high (back-lit)
Memory:Last, average, MAX, MIN, MAX-PEAK, MIN-PEAK
Temperature coefficient:Gain: less than 0.01% full scale/C
Temperature range:10 - 45 C
Air humidity:85 % RH, max.
Auto power off:Approx. after 3 minutes of non-use
Power supply:LiPo accumulator (approx. 60 H continous use, charging time approx. 3.5 h)
and AC adapter 100...240 V AC with adapters (EU/USA/UK)
Housing material:Aluminium frame profile with plastic outer casing (PVC)
Dimensions:See dimensions above
Weight, net (gross):Approx. 340 g (1250 g)

Output signal:

Additional specifications of model ETX:

Memory:Max. 4000 values plus statistics
Communication frequency:max. 100 readings/s

Specifications subject to change without notice!



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