Tension Meter DXL

3 Tension ranges from 200 - 2000 cN to 2.5 - 10 daN

Mechanical tension meter with large rollers and a wide roller spacing for measuring optical fibres, cat cables, buffer tubes etc. up to 8 mm
Hand-held unit with large guide rollers 29.5 mm groove diameter 

Tension meter with special guides on the bracket assembly for easy thread

Special Features

  • The analog display shows changing and fluctuating tensions fast and enables an optimal process adjustment
  • Large, V- or U-grooved guide rollers with 29.5 mm groove diameter, ball-bearing mounted, specially convenient for thicker cable diameters
  • Large bending radius assures gentle handling of the material being measured
  • Special guides on the bracket assembly permit easy material acquisition
  • Roller shifting mechanism ensure easy acquisition of the running material
  • 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 are available.
Note: This model does not have a built-in material thickness compensator

Standard Features

  • Everything in operators view:
    - the guide rollers
    - the measured material
    - the readings
  • Each instrument is individually calibrated for highest accuracy
  • 41 mm scale
  • 'Tension meter with rugged aluminium housing
  • Certiface 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


Available Models

Ranges cN
Measuring Head
Width* mm
Calibration Material
DXL-2000200 - 2000235customer sample or Schmidt sample 2.3 mm
DXL-5000400 - 5000235customer sample or Schmidt sample 2.3 mm
DXL-10K2.5 - 10 daN288customer sample or Schmidt sample 4.8 mm
Other tension ranges and measuring head widths are available on request
Other units of measure available - g and kg.
* Outer distance between outside guide rollers

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 DXL - 2000

Model DXL - 5000

Model DXL - 10K

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
Code R14000hard crome-plated steel (radius R5)
Code B62000Hardened steel, width 6 mm
Code B102000Hardened steel, width 10 mm

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


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 2.5 - 10 daN and higher)

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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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Ordering Example

To place an order Model with
Code for
guide rollers
(if not


Order No.

Please indicate the com-
plete order number.:

DXL-2000 + R1 + A-M = DXL-2000-R1-A-M

Delivery Includes

scope of delivery tension measuring device DXL: 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):Approx. 640 g (1100 g)

Specifications subject to change without notice!



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