Tension Meter ZEF

3 tension ranges from 0.5 - 50 cN to 1 - 200 cN

Cost-efficient electronic tension meter for measuring low tensions of fibres, threads and fine wires
Hand-held device with slim filament guide and small guide rollers for limited access space

Handy, light weight tension meter
tension meter model ZEF-100-T with plastic rollers Model ZEF-100-T
with smooth running plastic rollers Code T
for measuring spandex (Lycra) filaments

Special Features

  • Automatic Zero Setting independent to measuring position
  • Adjustable electronic damping for better reading when tension is constantly changing
buttons tension meter model ZEF
  • Slim filament guide with small guide rollers - ideal for limited access space
  • Tension meter with easy to read LCD display
  • Filament guide and roller shifting mechanism ensure easy acquisition of the running material
  • Easy operation
  • Light weight hand-held unit
  • Tension meter for battery operation (LiPo accumulator with long runtime and short charging time)

Standard Features

  • Everything in operators view:
    - the guide rollers
    - the measuring material
    - the readings
  • Ball-bearing mounted, V-grooved guide rollers
  • Tension meter with high-strength plastic housing
  • 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

Available Models

ModelTension Range
ResolutionMeasuring Head Width*
Calibration Material **
ZEF-500.5 - 50.00.1 cN43PA: 0.12 mm
ZEF-1000.5 - 100.00.1 cN43PA: 0.12 mm
ZEF-2001 - 2001 cN43PA: 0.12 mm

Other units of measure are available, such as g.
*  Width of filament guide
**Suitable for 95 % of applications - PA = Polyamide Monofilament

Calibration to customized material:
If process material differs significantly from the SCHMIDT calibration material in diameter, rigidity or shape, special calibration using customer supplied samples is recommended. For this purpose a material sample of about 5 m should be supplied.

Guide Rollers

Line Speed
Roller Material
Standard900Hardcoated aluminium
Code K2000Hardcoated aluminium
Code T450Plastic (POM) black
Code W450Nickel-plated steel

Click the order-code, to get picture and drawing of the guide rollers

Spare Rollers

Guide Rollers

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overview for the guide rollers

Spare Parts

Mains Adapter

with 3 adapters (EU/USA/UK) for worldwide use,
100 - 240 V AC
Order number: K50205

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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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Ordering Example

To place an order Model with
Code for
guide rollers

(if not standard)
Order No.
Please indicate the com-
plete order number, e. g.:
ZEF-200 + K = ZEF-200-K

Delivery Includes

scope of delivery tension meter ZEF: Tension meter with carrying case, mains adapter with 3 country adapters (EU/USA/UK), operating instruction in german or english (as requested), Certificate of Compliance with the order 2.1 according EN 10204 free of charge


Dimensions For PDF-file please
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Calibration:According to SCHMIDT factory procedure
Accuracy:1 % full scale 1 digit or better
typical 0.5 % full scale
Overrange:Approx. 10 % full scale, without accuracy guarantee
Overload protection:100 % full scale
Measuring principle:Strain gauge bridge
Measuring roller deflection:Max. 0.5 mm
Damping:Adjustable electronic damping (15 values), averaging
A/D converter:12 bit
Signal processing:Digital
Display:LCD 3 digit, 11 mm high, ZEF-100 3 digit
Display update rate:2 times per second
Self-frequency:250 Hz
Auto power off:After 3 minutes of non-use
Temperature range:10 - 45 C
Air humidity:85 % RH, max.
Power supply:LiPo accumulator (approx. 80 H continous use, charging time approx. 3.5 h)
and AC adapter 100...240 V AC with adapters (EU/USA/UK)
Housing material:Plastic (POM)
Dimensions:See dimensions above
Weight, net (gross):Approx. 200 g (approx. 600 g)

Specifications subject to change without notice!



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