Tension Meter DTS

12 Tension ranges available
from 1 - 200 cN up to 0.6 - 60 daN

Application in textile industry up to max. 60000 tex Application in wire industry copper wire 0.05 up to 3.0 Ø mm and other materials

Electronic tension meter for applications in textile and wire industry.
Versatile applicable hand-held unit.

Tension meter with many functions as turnable display, thickness compensation and possibility of custom made calibrations

CE mark

Special Features

Tension meter DTS with large, backlight LCD-display

3 different display modes:
– numeric
– numeric with bargraph
– numeric with graph (Time-Tension)

The display rotates in 90° steps for better reading

New, unique, force reduced material catching system

Thickness compensation: to reach highest accuracy the diameter of the material to be measured can be set with a wheel and will be displayed in the screen (not available for all models)
Stellrad für die Materialdicke

Automatic „Zero-Setting“ in each measuring position using a special sensor technique

1 factory adjustment, as well as 4 material memory locations for customer made calibrations

Calibration adjustment for fine tuning of the calibration if material differs from the used calibration material

Programmable MIN- and MAX alarms:  indication in the display, if reading is out of limits

High speed data sampling (internal 8 kHz) and recording of MIN-, MAX-, last reading, PEAKS, average and standard deviation

Selectable units of measurement: cN, daN, g, kg, N, lb

Menu set-up in English or German language

Flexible menu set-up to meet operators demand

Some functions of tension meter DTS can be  password protected

Note: Tension meter DTX offers additional features, like interface, statistical evaluation on PC and a large internal memory.

Standard Features

Everything in operator’s view:
– the guide rollers
– the measured material
– the readings

Filament guide and roller shifting mechanism ensure easy acquisition of the running material

Ball-bearing mounted, V-grooved guide rollers

Rubberized handle provides a secure hold in the operators‘ hand

Tension meter with rugged aluminium housing

LiPo accumulator (approx. 40 hours continuous operation) with AC adapter

CE certified, interference resistant against static electrifications

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

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Available Models

Head Width*
Textile Industry
e. g. Yarn Count
Wire Industrie
e .g. soft-annealed
copper wire
DTS-2001 – 200.0 cN0.1 cN66 mmmax. 200 texmax. 0.15 mm Ø0.12 mm Ø
DTS-5001 – 500.0 cN0.1 cN66 mmmax. 500 tex0.05 – 0.25 mm Ø0.12 + 0.20 mm ØX
DTS-100010 – 1000 cN1 cN66 mmmax. 1000 tex0.10 – 0.40 mm Ø0.20 + 0.40 mm ØX
DTS-200020 – 2000 cN1 cN66 mmmax. 2000 tex0.30 – 0.60 mm Ø0.40 + 0.70 mm ØX
DTS-250025 – 2500 cN1 cN116 mmmax. 2500 tex0.30 – 0.70 mm Ø0.40 + 0.70 mm ØX
DTS-400040 – 4000 cN1 cN66 mmmax. 4000 tex0.35 – 0.90 mm Ø0.50 + 0.90 mm ØX
DTS-500050 – 5000 cN1 cN116 mmmax. 5000 tex0.40 – 1.00 mm Ø0.60 + 1.20 mm ØX
DTS-10K0.1 – 10.00 daN0.01 daN116 mmmax. 10000 tex0.70 – 1.40 mm Ø0.80 + 1.40 mm ØX
DTS-20K0.2 – 20.00 daN0.01 daN166 mmmax. 20000 tex1.00 – 2.00 mm Ø1.20 + 1.80 mm ØX
DTS-30K0.3 – 30.00 daN0.01 daN216 mmmax. 30000 tex1.20 – 2.50 mm Ø1.40 + 2.20 mm ØX
DTS-50K0.5 – 50.00 daN0.01 daN216 mmmax. 50000 tex1.40 – 3.00 mm Østeel rope 1.5 mm Ø
(7 x 7 x 0.2)
DTS-60K-V10.6 – 60.00 daN0.01 daN280 mmmax. 60000 tex1.80 – 3.50 mm Østeel rope 2.0 mm Ø
(7 x 7 x 0.3)

* Depending on model, either width of filament guide or outer distance between outside guide rollers
** Suitable for 95 % of applications

Tension Meter DTSE-5000Tension Meter DTS can be reconverted for special applications.

Find further information at special design


Calibration:According SCHMIDT factory procedure
Accuracy:For PA from 5 % up to 100 % full scale:
± 0.5 % full scale, ± 1 digit
remaining tension range and other calibration materials:
±3 % full scale and ±1 digit
Memory for material curves:1 for SCHMIDT calibration plus 4 for customized calibrations
Measuring units:Force (switchable): cN, daN, g, kg, N, lb
Thickness (switchable): mm, inch
Overrange:Approx. 10 % full scale, without accuracy guarantee
Overload protection:100 % full scale
Measuring principle:Strain gauge bridge
Signal processing:Digital, 16 bit A/D converter
Measuring frequency:Max. 1 kHz (1000 measurings/sec), intern 8 kHz
Measuring roller deflection:Max. 0.2 mm
Display:Graph LCD
3 different displays:Numeric,
Numeric with graph (time-tension)
Display update rate:Approx. 2 times per second
Damping:Adjustable electronic damping (averaging)
Cal. Adjustment:± 10 steps in 1 % increment
Thickness compensation:Max. 2.5 mm (not available for all models)
Auto power off:Approx. 3 minutes of non-use
Temperature coefficient:Gain: less than ± 0.01 % full scale /°C
Zero point:Less than ± 0.03 % full scale /°C
Temperature range:10 – 45 °C
Air humidity:85 % RH, max.
Power supply:LiPo accumulator (approx. 40 h continuous use), charging time approx. 3 1/2 h,
USB AC adapter 100 – 240 V AC with 4 adapters (EU/USA/UK/AUS-NZ)
Housing material:Die-cast aluminium
Housing dimensions:See Dimensions
Weight, net (gross):Up to DTS-50K approx. 875 g (1550 g)
DTS-60K-V1 approx. 1040 g (2700 g)

Specifications subject to change without notice!

Guide Rollers

Order-CodeLine Speed vmax. … m/minRoller Material
Standard2000Hard-coated aluminium
Code K3500Hard-coated aluminium
Code H5000Plasma-coated aluminium
Code T1000Plastic (POM) black
Code W1000Nickel-plated steel
Code ST1000Hardened steel
Code B1000Tempered steel
Code CE21000Aluminium ceramic-coated
Code ASY1000Hard-coated aluminium, asymmetrical groove (not for model DTS-200)
Code ASYB1000Tempered steel (for tire code), asymmetrical groove (not for model DTS-200)
Code V11000Hard-coated aluminium (only for model DTS-60K-V1)
Code U2000Hard-coated aluminium, radius R3 (not for model DTS-200)

Wire EDM Info

titel page of info sheet for wire EDMHere you get more information about wire EDM tension meters .
Standard Accessories

  1. K50202 - USB AC Adapter

    USB AC adapter with 4 adapters and USB cableUSB AC adapter with 4 adapters (EU/USA/UK/AUS-NZ) for 100 – 240 V AC and USB cable for loading the accumulator
    Order number: K50202

Optional Accessories

  1. Code MH - Online Mounting

    Mounting thread with distance bolts for tension meter of DT seriesTo mount the gauge for online use, the housing can be equipped with mounting threads. There are to bolts with M5 female thread on the rear side. This feature cannot be installed afterwords.

Calibration Report

title page calibration certificate 3.1Inspection Certificate 3.1 according DIN EN 10204
including a calibration report is optional available.


Spare Rollers

Title guide roller catalogueDownload an overview for the guide rollers:



Dimensions of tension meter DTS for download:
Delivery Includes

Lieferumfang Zugspannungsmesser DTS
Tension meter DTS with carrying case, accumulator and AC adapter with 4 adapters (EU/US/UK/AUS-NZ), USB cable, Certificate of compliance with the order 2.1 according EN 10204 free of charge, instruction manual in German or English (as requested)

How To Order

To order tension meter DTS:

Please indicate the complete order number e. g.:

Model with tension rangeCode for guide rollers (if not standard)Code attachmentComplete Order No.

Instruction Manual

Download the instruction manual for tension meter DTS:

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