Tension Meter DXB

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

Special purpose tension meter for measuring all kinds of tapes and bands, such as textile ribbons, films, foils, fiber bunches, etc.
Hand-held mechanical unit with cylindrical tape rollers (width max. 50 mm) pointing towards the operator

The tension meter is equiped with both-sided flanged outside guide rollers for better filament guide

Special Features

  • The analog display shows changing and fluctuating tensions fast and enables an optimal process adjustment
  • Tape rollers with contact surface from 7 mm up to  50 mm are available
  • Dual-flanged outer guide rollers with various widths for better filament guide 
    (single-flanged rollers optional, recommendable if the material being measured is wider than the tape roller)
  • Tension meter with roller shifting mechanism for easy acquisition of the running material
finger support tension meter DX series Finger Support: We recommend 
mounting a finger support for
higher tension ranges

Note: This model does not include a filament guide and material thickness compensator

Standard Features

  • Everything in operator’s view:
    - the guide rollers
    - the measured material
    - the readings
  • Tape rollers, ball-bearing mounted
  • Each instrument is individually calibrated for highest accuracy
  • 41 mm Ø 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
When selecting the instrument for your specific application, please keep in mind that:
1. Rollers of different widths are not interchangeable by the user.
2. The roller width should correspond with the width of the material to be measured.   
    Otherwise incorrect measuring results may occur and the instrument may be damaged.

SCHMIDT has the solution to any tension measuring problem! Please contact us to discuss your application requirements.
To assist you in selecting the right tension meter for your specific application, please furnish:
- Kind and dimensions of the material to be measured
- Expected tension range
- Material sample of about 5 m

Available Models

ModelTension Ranges*
Measuring Head Width**
Roller Widths
DXB-5010 - 50557
DXB-12020 - 120557,10,15,20,30
DXB-20020 - 200557,10,15,20,30
DXB-40020 - 400557,10,15,20,30
DXB-1000100 - 1000557,10,15,20,30,36,41,50
DXB-2000200 - 20001177,10,15,20,30,36,41,50
DXB-5000400 - 50001177,10,15,20,30,36,41,50
DXB-10K2.5 - 10 daN1177,10,15,20,30,36,41
DXB-20K-L5 - 20 daN1677,10,15,20,30

Other tension ranges, measuring head widths and material path calibrations available on request. Other units of measure available - g or kg.
* SCHMIDT calibration material textile ribbon or film, depending on tension range and roller width
** Outer distance between outside guide rollers

Important for your order: Please specify model and roller width!
Small dual-flanged outer guide rollers are standard. All 3 rollers can be equipped with one flange, if the material to be measured is wider than the rollers. Please request when you order.

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 DXB - 50

Model DXB - 120

Model DXB - 200

Model DXB - 400

Model DXB - 1000

Model DXB - 2000

Model DXB - 5000

Model DXB - 10K

Model DXB - 20K - L

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

Tape Rollers

Roller Width
Line Speed
Roller Material*
7 mm1000Nickel-plated steel
10 mm1000Hardcoated aluminium
15 mm1000Hardcoated aluminium
20 mm1000Hardcoated aluminium
30 mm1000Hardcoated aluminium
36 mm1000Hardcoated aluminium
41 mm1000Hardcoated aluminium
50 mm1000Hardcoated aluminium

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*Other roller materials (nickel-plated steel or plastic), as well as spedial coatings (Code CF - for carbon fibre,
  NAV optimized, Code KE - ceramic, Code AH - anti adhesive ) are available on request.

Spare Rollers

Tape Rollers

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overview for the tape rollers


Code A

Air Damping
(for tension range 20 - 400 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
Retains the highest measured value (Peak). Available for mechanical tension meters.
Note: Model DXB-50 is not available with memory pointer

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

Order No.

Please indicate the com-
plete order number.:

DXB-1000 + 20 + A = DXB-1000-20-A

Delivery Includes

scope of delivery tension measuring device DXB: 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 ºC
Air humidity:85 % RH, max.
Housing material:Die-cast aluminium
Dimensions:See dimensions above
Weight, net (gross):Approx. 520 g (1300 g)

Specifications subject to change without notice!



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