Tension Meter DX2

10 Tension ranges from 10 - 50 cN to 5 - 20 daN

Universal mechanical tension meter for versatile applications in textile, fibre and wire industry. Versatile useable tension meter.
Application area in textile industry: e. g. 25 up to max. 20000 tex
Application area in wire industry: e. g. 0.05 up to max. 1.7 mm copper wire

Best selling tension meter worldwide

Special Features

  • The analog display shows changing and fluctuating tensions fast and enables an optimal process adjustment
  • The built-in material thickness compensator compensates different material diameters for a particular range (only DX2-1000 and higher ranges).
material thickness compensator tension meter DX series Material thickness compensator: For better accuracy the
material to be measured or a similar material with the same
diameter should be inserted.
  • Filament guide and roller shifting mechanism ensure easy acquisition of the running material
  • Hand-held unit with built-in mounting holes permit fixed installation for continuous tension measurement
  • Special finger support located on the rear side reduces the effort to move the outer roller assembly
finger support tension meter DX series Finger Support: We recommend 
mounting a finger support for
higher tension ranges
  • Custom-built configurations and special calibration are available

Standard Features

  • Everything in operators view:
    - the guide rollers
    - the measured material
    - the readings
  • Ball-bearing mounted, V-grooved guide rollers
  • Each instrument is individually calibrated for highest accuracy
  • 41 mm scale
  • Tension meter with rugged aluminium 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

SCHMIDT has the solution to any tension measuring problem! Please contact us to discuss your application requirements. Special designs are available.

To assist you in selecting the right tension meter for your specific application, please furnish:
- description of your application
- kind and dimensions of the material to be measured
- expected tension range
- line speed of the material to be measured
- material sample of about 5 m


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Model DX2 is available with different measuring head widths from 66 mm up to 216 mm

<b>Model DX2-120</b> with measuring head width 66 mm <b>Model DX2-10K</b> with measuring head width <br />116 mm <b>Model DX2-20K-L</b> with special lever Code L for easy use at high ranges, measuring head width 216 mm

Available Models

Head Width*
DX2-5010 - 5066PA: 0.12 mm no
DX2-12020 - 12066PA: 0.12 mm no
DX2-20020 - 20066PA: 0.12 mm no
DX2-40020 - 40066PA: 0.20 mm no
DX2-100050 - 100066PA: 0.30 mm yes
DX2-2000200 - 2000116PA: 0.50 mm yes
DX2-5000400 - 5000116PA: 0.80 mm yes
DX2-80001000 - 8000116PA: 1.00 mm yes
DX2-10K2.5 - 10 daN116PA: 1.00 mm yes
DX2-20K-L5 - 20 daN216PA: 1.50 mm yes
Other tension ranges and measuring head widths available on request.
Other units of measure available - g or kg.
* Depending on model, either width of filament guide or outer distance between outside guide rollers
** 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.


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Model DX2 - 50

Model DX2 - 120

Model DX2 - 200

Model DX2 - 400

Model DX2 - 1000

Model DX2 - 2000

Model DX2 - 5000

Model DX2 - 8000

Model DX2 - 10K

Model DX2 - 20K

SCHMIDT scales are manufactured according to the most stringent quality requirements. Printed scales are not used. Instead, each scale is individually marked for the instrument involved. This ensures highest quality. Our special procedure makes it possible to provide tension meters

  • calibrated to custom supplied material
  • fine tuned to a specific tension range
  • other units of measure such as g or kg

Guide Rollers

Line Speed
Roller Material
Standard2000Hardcoated aluminium
Code K3500Hardcoated aluminium
Code H5000Plasma-coated aluminium
(model DX2-120 and higher)
Code T1000Plastic (POM) black
Code W1000Nickel-plated steel
Code ST1000Hardened steel
Code B1000Tempered steel
Code CE21000Aluminium ceramic-coated
Code ASY1000Hardcoated aluminium, asymmetrical groove
Gauge without filament guide (model DX2-120 and higher)
Code ASYB1000Tempered steel, asymmetrical groove
Gauge without filament guide (model DX2-120 and higher)
Code U2000Hardcoated aluminium (radius R3)

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Spare Rollers

Guide Rollers

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overview for the guide rollers


Code A

Air damping
(for tension range from 20 - 120 cN up to max. 400 - 5000 cN)
for steady reading when tension fluctuates

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Code L

Special Lever
(Standard for tension range 5 - 20 daN and higher)

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Code M

Memory Pointer
(tension range 20 - 120 cN and higher)
Retains the highest measured value (PEAK). Available for mechanical tension meters

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


Order No.

Please indicate the com-
plete order number.:

DX2-400 + H + A-M = DX2-400-H-A-M

Delivery Includes

scope of delivery tension measuring device DX2: Tension meter with carrying case, 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 or 1 graduation on scale
Scale diameter:41 mm
Temperature range:10 - 45 C
Air humidity:85 % RH, max.
Housing material:Die-cast aluminium
Dimensions:See dimensions above
Weight, net (gross):Up to DX2-10K approx. 470 g (1000 g)
DX2-20K-L approx. 580 g (2000 g)

Specifications subject to change without notice!



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