Tension Meter DX2S

10 tension ranges from 10 - 50 cN to 5 - 20 daN

Stationary mechanical tension meter for measuring tensions of fibres, threads, wires, ribbons etc.
Universal tension meter for versatile applications in all sectors of industry

Special purpose models with big, small and tape rollers available

Special Features

  • The analog display shows changing and fluctuating tensions fast and enables an optimal process adjustment
  • Easy online mounting with 2 screws
  • Custom-built configurations and special calibration are available
  • User-set MIN and MAX limits alert operator to out-of-tolerance conditions (option on request)


 Note: This series do not include a filament guide and material thickness compensator

The following models of the DX series are available as stationary models for fixed installation:
Model DXE => Model DXES
Model DXF => Model DXFS
Model DXB => Model DXBS
Model DXT => Model DXTS

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
  • 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

ModelTension Ranges
Measuring Head Width*
Calibration Material**
DX2S-5010 - 5054PA: 0.12 mm
DX2S-12020 - 12054PA: 0.12 mm
DX2S-20020 - 20054PA: 0.12 mm
DX2S-40020 - 40054PA: 0.20 mm
DX2S-100050 - 100054PA: 0.30 mm
DX2S-2000200 - 2000116PA: 0.50 mm
DX2S-5000400 - 5000116PA: 0.80 mm
DX2S-80001000 - 8000116PA: 1.00 mm
DX2S-10K2.5 - 10 daN116PA: 1.00 mm
DX2S-20K5 - 20 daN216PA: 1.50 mm

Other tension ranges, measuring head widths available on request.
Other units of measure available - g or kg.
* Outer distance between outside guide rollers.
** 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 DX2S - 50

Model DX2S - 120

Model DX2S - 200

Model DX2S - 400

Model DX2S - 1000

Model DX2S - 2000

Model DX2S - 5000

Model DX2S - 8000

Model DX2S - 10K

Model DX2S - 20K

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
Standard2000Hardcoated aluminium
Code K3500Hardcoated aluminium
Code H5000Plasma-coated aluminium
Code T1000Plastic (POM) black
Code W1000Nickel-plated steel
Code ST1000Hardened steel
Code B1000Tempered steel
Code CE21000Aluminium ceramic-coated
Code ASY1000Hardcoated aluminium, asymmetrical groove
Code ASYB1000Tempered steel, asymmetrical groove
(model DX2-120 and higher)
Code U2000Hardcoated aluminium (radius R3)

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Spare Rollers

Guide Rollers

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overview for the guide rollers


Code A

Air damping
(for tension range from 20 - 120 cN up to max. 400 - 5000 cN)
for steady reading when tension fluctuates

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Code D

MIN-MAX limits
User-set MIN and MAX limits (contact screws) alert operator to out-of-tolerance conditions.

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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
Code for
guide rollers
(if not


Order No.

Please indicate the com-
plete order number.:

DXS2-400 + K + A = DX2S-400-K-A

Delivery Includes

scope of delivery tension meter DX2S: Tensionmeter in transport packaging, mounting screws, 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):Up to model DX2S-10K approx. 400 g (800 g)
DX2S-20K approx. 500 g (1000 g)

Specifications subject to change without notice!



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