Tension Meter DTSE

4 Tension ranges available
from 1 - 200 cN up to 20 - 2000 cN

For applications in textile industry up to max. 2000 tex or wire industry for Cu wire up to 0.5 mm Ø

Electronic tension meter with small measuring head, for applications with limited access space or where filaments run close together

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

CE mark

Special Features

Small measuring head width with of only 36 mm for measurements at  positions with limited space

Turned-up outer finger edges guide the running filament into the roller grooves

Length of measuring head approx. 64 mm

Small, ball-bearing mounted, V-grooved guide rollers

Calibration with Polyamide Monofilament (PA)

Tension meter DTSE 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

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

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 can be  password protected

Note: Tension meter DTXE 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

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
DTSE-2001 – 200.0 cN0.1 cN36 mmmax. 200 tex0.12 mm Ø
DTSE-5001 – 500.0 cN0.1 cN36 mmmax. 500 tex0.20 mm Ø
DTSE-100010 – 1000 cN1 cN36 mmmax. 1000 tex0.30 mm Ø
DTSE-200020 – 2000 cN1 cN36 mmmax. 2000 tex0.50 mm Ø

* Width of bracket assembly
** Suitable for 95 % of applications

Tension Meter DTSE-5000Tension Meter DTSE 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 % FS*:
± 0.5 % FS* ± 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 % FS*, 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 % FS* /°C
Zero point:Less than ± 0.03 % FS* /°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):Approx. 780 g / 1460 g

Specifications subject to change without notice!

Guide Rollers

Order-CodeLine Speed vmax. … m/minRoller Material
Standard900Hard-coated aluminium
Code K2000Hard-coated aluminium

Standard Accessories

  1. 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. Online Mounting Code MH

    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 DTSE for download:
Delivery Includes

Scoope of delivery tension meter DTSETension meter DTSE with carrying case, accumulator and USB AC adapter with 4 adapters (EU/USA/UK/AUS-NZ), Certificate of compliance with the order 2.1 according EN 10204 free of charge, operating instruction in German or English (as requested)

How To Order

To order tension meter DTSE:

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 DTSE:

If you want to get a quote or want to place an order please contact us.

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