Tension Meter DTXL

4 Tension ranges available
from 150 - 2500 cN up to 2 - 20 daN

Electronic tension meter for cables, ropes, wires, buffer tubes, fibre strands etc. up to 10 mm Ø, as well as flat material up to 10 mm width

Large, hardened guide rollers for minimized material deflection with 29.5 mm groove Ø

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 DTSL

Memory for 60.000 readings

USB interface

Tension meter DTXL 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

10 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 module for wireless communication with a PC (optional)

Function of basic instrument DTSL

Ball-bearing mounted guide rollers 29.5 mm groove Ø
– V-grooved (for material with max. 4 mm Ø)
– U-grooved (for material with 3 up to 10 mm Ø)
– tape grooved (for material with max. width of 10 mm)

Large roller diameter for minimized material deflection

Special guides on the bracket assembly permit easy material acquisition

Tension meter DTXL 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

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 DTXL 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*
Calibration Material
DTXL-2500150 – 2500 cN1 cN185 mmWith convenient material for each roller design
DTXL-5000250 – 5000 cN1 cN185 mmWith convenient material for each roller design
DTXL-10K1 – 10.00 daN0.01 daN235 mmWith convenient material for each roller design
DTXL-20K2 – 20.00 daN0.01 daN235 mmWith convenient material for each roller design

* Outer distance between outside guide rollers

Tension Meter DTSE-5000Tension Meter DTXL 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 10 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
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
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. 940 g / 1620 g

Specifications subject to change without notice!

Guide Rollers

Order-CodeLine Speed vmax. … m/minRoller Material
Standard4000Hardened steel (max. Ø 4 mm)
Code R14000Hard chrome-plated steel (radius R5)
Code B62000Hardened steel, width 6 mm
Code B102000Hardened steel, width 10 mm

Standard Accessories

  1. Software Tension Inspect 3


    Software to display and save readings on a PC (Win XP 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. 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. 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. Wi-Fi Signal Code WL

    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 DTXL for download:
Delivery Includes

Scoope of delivery tension meter DTXE
Tension meter DTXL with carrying case, accumulator and USB AC adapter with country 4 adapters (EU/US/UK/AUS-NZ), USB cable, Software Tension Inspect 3, 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 DTXL:

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 DTXL 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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