Tension Meter MK

8 tension ranges from 3 - 12 cN to 50 - 400 cN

Stationary mechanical tension meter for measuring low tensions up to max. 400 cN
Small, compact device; easy to install

Low-priced tension meter

Special Features

  • The analog display shows changing and fluctuating tensions fast and enables an optimal process adjustment
  • Easy online mounting with screws
  • User-set MIN and MAX limits alert operator to out-of-tolerance conditions (optional)
  • Small, compact tension meter
Note: This series do not include a filament guide and material thickness compensator

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 plastic housing (Makrolon)
  • 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**
MK-123 - 1256PA: 0.12 mm
MK-205 - 2056PA: 0.12 mm
MK-305 - 3056PA: 0.12 mm
MK-5010 - 5056PA: 0.12 mm
MK-10010 - 10056PA: 0.12 mm
MK-25020 - 25056PA: 0.12 mm
MK-30020 - 30056PA: 0.20 mm
MK-40050 - 40056PA: 0.20 mm

Other tension ranges available on request.
Other units of measure available, such as g.
* 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 MK - 12

Model MK - 20

Model MK - 30

Model MK - 50

Model MK - 100

Model MK - 250

Model MK - 300

Model MK - 400

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
Standard1000Hardcoated aluminium
Code T1000Plastic (POM) black
Code W1000Nickel-plated steel (model MK-100 and higher)

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Spare Rollers

Guide Rollers

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overview for the guide rollers


Code A

Air damping
(tension range 10 - 100 cN and higher)
for steady reading when tension fluctuates

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Code D

MIN- MAX-limits
User-set MIN- and MAX-limits (contact screw) 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.:

MK-20 + T + D = MK-20-T-D

Delivery Includes

scope of delivery tension meter MK: 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:Plastic (Makrolon)
Dimensions:See dimensions above
Weight, net (gross):Approx. 80 g (200 g)

Specifications subject to change without notice!



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