Tension Meter ZD2

6 Tension ranges from 3 - 30 cN to 20 - 300 cN

Economical mechanical tension meter for checking  fibres, threads and fine wires with low tensions up to max. 300 cN
Universal measuring unit with large guide rollers groove 12.5 mm

Tension Meter for a variety of applications in the textile and wire industrie

Special Features

  • The analog display shows changing and fluctuating tensions fast and enables an optimal process adjustment
  • Filament guide and roller shifting mechanism ensure easy acquisition of the running material
  • Large, easy to read scale (54 mm )
  • Light weight

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
  • 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 Ranges
Measuring Head Width*
Calibration Material**
ZD2-303 - 3063PA: 0.12 mm
ZD2-505 - 5063PA: 0.12 mm
ZD2-10010 - 10063PA: 0.12 mm
ZD2-15020 - 15063PA: 0.12 mm
ZD2-20020 - 20063PA: 0.12 mm
ZD2-30020 - 30063PA: 0.20 mm
Other tension ranges available on request.
Other units of measure 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.


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Model ZD2 - 30

Model ZD2 - 50

Model ZD2 - 100

Model ZD2 - 150

Model ZD2 - 200

Model ZD2 - 300

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

Guide Rollers

Line Speed
Roller Material
Standard2000Hardcoated aluminium (R10003)
Code K3500Hardcoated aluminium
Code H5000Plasma-coated aluminium
(model ZD2-100 and higher)
Code T1000Plastic (POM) black
Code W1000Nickel-plated steel
Code ST1000Hardened steel
Code CE21000Aluminium ceramic-coated

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

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.:
ZD2-100 + K = ZD2-100-K

Delivery Includes

scope of delivery tension meter ZD2: Tension meter with carrying case, operating instruction in german or english (as requested), Certificate of Compliance with the order 2.1 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:54 mm
Temperature range:10 - 45 C
Air humidity:85 % RH, max.
Housing material:Plastic (POM)
Dimensions:See dimensions above
Weight, net (gross):Approx. 220 g (620 g)

Specifications subject to change without notice!



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