Tension Meter DTX

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

Applications in textile industry up to max. 60000 tex
Applications 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 various helpful functions for detailed data recording and analyse - Professional Instrument !

CE mark

Special Features

Additional functions in comparison to basic instrument DTS

Memory for 60.000 readings

USB interface

Tension meter DTX with 5 different memory modes:
Mode S: statistics only
Mode H: storage of the X-Y-diagram for reviewing after finishing a series of measurement (e.g. short time spooling)
Mode C: continuous logging over a user set time and different series of measurement (2 Hz)
Mode F: fast, continuous logging over a user set time and different series of measurement (1000 Hz)
Mode D: storage of single readings and statistic

2 factory adjustment, as well as 9 Material memory locations for customer made calibrations

Software Tension Inspect 3 for displaying real-time readings on a PC and to store them into a file

Wi-Fi modul for wireless communication with a PC (optional)

Function of basic instrument DTS

Tension meter DTX 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 the tension meter DTX can be password protected

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 DTX 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

Textile Industry
e.g Yarn Count
Wire Industry
e.g. soft-annealed
Copper Wire
copper wire***
DTX-2001 – 200.0 cN0.1 cN66 mmmax. 200 texmax. 0.15 mm Ø0.12 mm Ø0.10 mm Ø
DTX-5001 – 500.0 cN0.1 cN66 mmmax. 500 tex0.05 – 0.25 mm Ø0.12 + 0.20 mm Ø0.16 + 0.25 mm ØX
DTX-100010 – 1000 cN1 cN66 mmmax. 1000 tex0.10 – 0.40 mm Ø0.20 + 0.40 mm Ø0.25 + 0.40 mm ØX
DTX-200020 – 2000 cN1 cN66 mmmax. 2000 tex0.30 – 0.60 mm Ø0.40 + 0.70 mm Ø0.40 + 0.60 mm ØX
DTX-250025 – 2500 cN1 cN116 mmmax. 2500 tex0.30 – 0.70 mm Ø0.40 + 0.70 mm Ø0.40 + 0.60 mm ØX
DTX-400040 – 4000 cN1 cN66 mmmax. 4000 tex0.35 – 0.90 mm Ø0.50 + 0.80 mm Ø0.50 + 0.80 mm ØX
DTX-500050 – 5000 cN1 cN116 mmmax. 5000 tex0.40 – 1.00 mm Ø0.60 + 1.20 mm Ø0.60 + 1.00 mm ØX
DTX-10K0.1 – 10.00 daN0.01 daN116 mmmax. 10000 tex0.70 – 1.40 mm Ø0.80 + 1.40 mm Ø0.80 + 1.20 mm ØX
DTX-20K0.2 – 20.00 daN0.01 daN166 mmmax. 20000 tex1.00 – 2.00 mm Ø1.20 + 1.80 mm Østeel rope 1.5 mm Ø
steel rope 2.0 mm Ø
DTX-30K0.3 – 30.00 daN0.01 daN216 mmmax. 30000 tex1.20 – 2.50 mm Ø1.40 + 2.00 mm Østeel rope 1.5 mm Ø
steel rope 2.5 mm Ø
DTX-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)
steel rope 2.0 mm Ø
(7 x 7 x 0.3)
DTX-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)
steel rope 2.5 mm Ø
(7 x 7 x 0.4)

* Depending on model, either width of filament guide or outer distance between outside guide rollers
** Suitable for 95 % of applications
*** Accuracy: ± 3 % full scale (FS) and ± 1 dgit

Tension Meter DTSE-5000Tension Meter DTX 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:2 for SCHMIDT calibration plus 9 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
Output signal:USB
Memory:60.000 values split up to 255 measuring positions
Memory modes:5 memory modes with statistical evaluation
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 % 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):Up to DTX-50K approx. 875 g (1550 g)
DTX-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 DTX-200)
Code ASYB1000Tempered steel (for tire code), asymmetrical groove (not for model DTX-200)
Code V11000Hard-coated aluminium (only for model DTX-60K-V1)
Code U2000Hard-coated aluminium, radius R3 (not for model DTX-200)

Standard Accessories

  1. SW-TI3 - Software Tension Inspect 3


    Software to display and save readings on a PC (Win 7 and higher; 32 bit and 64 bit)

    – Real-time reading
    – The readings are also shown in a X-Y- diagram (time/date-tension)
    – For data analysing the buffered diagram can be zoomed and scaled
    – Recording of the buffered readings as CSV-file (on user request)
    – Download of values to Excel
    Order number: SW-TI3

  2. 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 and data transfer to a PC.
    Order number: K50202

Optional Accessories

  1. Code MH - 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.

  2. Code WL - Wi-Fi Signal

    Zugspannungsmesser DTX-1000-WLThe instrument can be equipped with a Wi-Fi module for WLAN data transfer. This feature cannot be installed afterwards.

    The Wi-Fi module is not licensed for all countries. Please contact us for further information!

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:


Memory Content

Detailed information about the memory modes and  a printout of the memory

Dimensions of tension meter DTX for download:
Delivery Includes

Lieferumfang Zugspannungsmesser DTX
Tension meter DTX with carrying case, accumulator and USB AC adapter with 4 adapters (EU/USA/UK/AUS-NZ), USB cable, Software Tension Inspect 3, 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 DTX:

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 of tension meter DTX and software Tension Inspect 3:

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

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