Tension Sensor TSB1

8 tension ranges from 0 - 100 cN up to 0 - 20 daN

Stationary electronic tension sensor for measuring low tensions of textile ribbons, films, foils, fibre bunches etc.
Zylindrical tape rollers with up to max. 30 mm width, one-sided mounting

Tension meter is available with digital output for data processing with PC

Special Features

  • Various roller widths from 7 mm up to 30 mm
  • Tension sensor with integrated measuring amplifier
  • The roller width must correspond with the width of the material to be measured
  • Easy installation
  • Various output signal
    - analog
    - digital (optional)
    - current (optional)
    - analog DMS (optional)
  • Easy calibration to customized material by operator
  • Tension sensor with mechanical overload protection

Standard Features

  • Tape rollers, ball-bearing mounted
  • Tension sensor 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

ModelTension Range*
Measuring Head Width**
Roller Width
TSB1-1000 - 100607, 10, 15, 20
TSB1-2000 - 200607, 10, 15, 20
TSB1-5000 - 500607, 10, 15, 20
TSB1-10000 - 1000607, 10, 15, 20, 30
TSB1-20000 - 20001207, 10, 15, 20, 30
TSB1-50000 - 50001207, 10, 15, 20, 30
TSB1-10K0 - 10K1207, 10, 15, 20
TSB1-20K0 - 20K2207, 10, 15, 20

Other tension ranges available on request.
Other measuring units available, such as g or kg
* SCHMIDT calibration material depending on tension range and roller width
** Outside dimensions of front plate

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.

Tape Rollers

Roller Width
Line Speed
Roller Material*
7 mm1000Nickel-plated steel
10 mm1000Hard-coated aluminium
15 mm1000Hard-coated aluminium
20 mm1000Hard-coated aluminium
30 mm1000Hard-coated aluminium

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*Other roller materials (nickel-plated steel or plastic), as well as special 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

Output Signal


Output signal 0 - 1 V DC

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Code A2

Output signal: 0 - 10 V DC

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Code A 3

Output signal: 4 - 20 mA

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Code A10

Output Signal: mV/V
for sensors without amplifier
incl. firmly connected cable with open ends, 3 m long

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Code 232

Output signal: - digital RS 232
                       - analog 0 - 1 V DC
Up to 100 readings can be transfered per second,
(internal sampling rate max. 4800 times/s)

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Accessories (optional)

Tension Inspect 3

Software for sensors with digital output Signal for displaying and saving readings on a PC (Win XP and higher; 32 Bit and 64 Bit).
Order number: SW-TI3

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Diode Plug with Bayonet Cap

suitable for sensors of TS series,
cable outlet 3.5 - 6 mm
order number: E10061

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Connecting Cable

With 2 diode plugs, for analog output and voltage signal.
For connecting the TS sensor to the display unit SCD-1.
Order number: EK0603,  Length 3 m
Order number: EK0605,  Length 5 m
Order number: EK0610,  Length 10 m

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Connecting Cable

With 1 diode plug and open ends, for analog output and current signal.
For connecting sensors of TS series to the display unit SC-PM.
Order number: EK0612, Length 3 m
Order number: EK0614, Length 5 m
Order number: EK0615, Length 10 m

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Connecting Cable

For sensors with RS 232 interface
Code 232
Order number: EK0640

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Extension Cable

for RS 232 connecting cable EK0640, length 2 m
Order number: EK0643

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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
in mm

Code for
output signal
(if not standard)

Order No.

Please indicate the com-
plete order number.:

TSB1-100 + 15 + A3 = TSB1-100-15-A3

Delivery Includes

Tension sensor with transport packaging, 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 and 1 digit
other calibration material:
3 % full scale or better
Overload protection:100 % of tension range
Measuring principle:Strain gauge bridge
Measuring roller deflection:Max. 0.5 mm
Natural frequency:Approx. 500 Hz, depending on tension range
Signal processing:Analog (option: digital)
Temperature drift:Less than 0.05 % full scale/C
Output signal:Standard: 0 - 1 V DC (analog) impedance: ≥ 5 kΩ
Option: 0 - 10 V DC (analog), 4 - 20 mA (current) or mV/V (DMS)
digital RS 232
Damping (fg):Standard: 30 Hz (other values on request)
Temperature range:10 - 45 C
Air humidity:85 % RH, max.
Power supply:+15...24 V DC, max. 50 mA regulated
Code A10: max. +5 V DC, max. 20 mA regulated
Housing material:Aluminium
Dimensions:See dimensions above
Weight, net (gross):Approx. 300 g (approx. 500 g)

Specifications subject to change without notice!



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