Tension Meter DXH

3 Tension ranges from 400 - 5000 cN to 5 - 20 daN

Special mechanical tension meter for applications where access space is limited or where filaments lie close together.
This hand-held unit is used for control measurements of pretensioned non running ropes and/or polyamide guitar strings.

Tension meter with hooks instead of guide rollers. 

Special Features

  • For use in closed force systems
  • Minimized bending of material
  • Roller shifting mechanism ensure easy acquisition of the material
  • Special finger support located on the rear side reduces the effort to move the outer hooks
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

  • 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

Available Models

Head Width
DXH-5000400 - 5000116PA: 0.8 mm
DXH-10K2.5 - 10 daN116PA: 1.0 mm
DXH-20K-L5 - 20 daN116PA: 1.5 mm
Other tension ranges and measuring head widths available on request.
Other units of measure available - g or kg.
* 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 DXH-5000

Model DXH-10K

Model DXH-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


Code M

Memory Pointer
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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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):DXH-5000 and DXH-10K approx. 470 g (1000 g)
DXH-20K-L approx. 580 g (2000 g)

Specifications subject to change without notice!



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