Tension Meter Q

9 Tension ranges from 2 - 10 cN to 50 - 1000 cN

Stationary mechanical tension meter for measuring tensions of fibres, threads and thin wires
Measuring device with large, easy to read scale

Movement with magnetic damping for easy reading when tensions fluctuate

Special Features

  • The analog display shows changing and fluctuating tensions fast and enables an optimal process adjustment
  • Easy online mounting with screws (M6), sidewise or back side
  • Movement with magnetic damping
  • Large, easy to read scale 54 mm
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
  • Tension meter with rugged shell cast 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**
Q-102 - 1065 mmPA: 0.12 mm
Q-202 - 2065 mmPA: 0.12 mm
Q-303 - 3065 mmPA: 0.12 mm
Q-505 - 5065 mmPA: 0.12 mm
Q-10010 - 10065 mmPA: 0.12 mm
Q-20020 - 20065 mmPA: 0.12 mm
Q-30020 - 30065 mmPA: 0.20 mm
Q-50050 - 50085 mmPA: 0.20 mm
Q-100050 - 100085 mmPA: 0.30 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 Q - 10

Model Q - 20

Model Q - 30

Model Q - 50

Model Q - 100

Model Q - 200

Model Q - 300

Model Q - 500

Model Q - 1000

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 Q-100 and higher)

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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
tension range

Code for
guide rollers

(if not standard)
Order No.
Please indicate the com-
plete order number, e. g.:
Q-30 + T = Q-30-T

Delivery Includes

scope of delivery tension meter Q: Tension meter with 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:54 mm
Temperature range:10 - 45 C
Air humidity:85 % RH, max.
Housing material:Shell cast aluminium
Dimensions:See dimensions above
Weight, net (gross):Approx. 300 g (400 g)

Specifications subject to change without notice!



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