Tension Meter DX2
Tension Meter DX2Threading: using the trigger the outer rollers will be moved forward. The running material is contacting the measuring roller. Release the trigger slowly and the instrument is in measuring mode
10 Tension ranges available
from 10 - 50 cN to 5 - 20 daN
Application textile industry: up to 20000 tex
Application wire industry: up to Ø 1.7 mm Cu
Universal mechanical tension meter for versatile applications in textile, fibre and wire industry. Versatile useable tension meter.
Best selling tension meter worldwide
– the guide rollers
– the measured material
– the readings
Material thickness compensator
For better accuracy the material to be measured or a similar material with the same diameter should be inserted.
We recommend mounting a finger support for higher tension ranges of tension meter DX2
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|Model||Tension Ranges||Measuring Head Width*||SCHMIDT Calibration Material**||Material Thickness Compensator|
|DX2-50||10 – 50 cN||66 mm||PA: 0.12 mm Ø||no|
|DX2-120||20 – 120 cN||66 mm||PA: 0.12 mm Ø||no|
|DX2-200||20 – 200 cN||66 mm||PA: 0.12 mm Ø||no|
|DX2-400||20 – 400 cN||66 mm||PA: 0.20 mm Ø||no|
|DX2-1000||50 – 1000 cN||66 mm||PA: 0.30 mm Ø||yes|
|DX2-2000||200 – 2000 cN||116 mm||PA: 0.50 mm Ø||yes|
|DX2-5000||400 – 5000 cN||116 mm||PA: 0.80 mm Ø||yes|
|DX2-8000||1000 – 8000 cN||116 mm||PA: 1.00 mm Ø||yes|
|DX2-10K||2.5 – 10 daN||116 mm||PA: 1.00 mm Ø||yes|
|DX2-20K-L||5 – 20 daN||216 mm||PA: 1.50 mm Ø||yes|
Other units of measure available – g or kg.
* Depending on model, either width of filament guide or 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.
SCHMIDT has the solution to any tension measuring problem! Please contact us to discuss your application requirements. Special designs are available.
To assist you in selecting the right tension meter for your specific application, please furnish:
- description of your application
- kind and dimensions of the material to be measured
- expected tension range
- line speed of the material to be measured
- material sample of about 5 m
Find further information at special design
|Calibration:||According to SCHMIDT factory procedure|
|Accuracy:||±1 % full scale or ±1 graduation on scale|
|Scale diameter:||41 mm|
|Temperature range:||10 – 45 ºC|
|Air humidity:||85 % RH, max.|
|Housing material:||Die-cast aluminium|
|Weight, net (gross):||Up to DX2-10K approx. 470 g (1000 g)|
DX2-20K-L approx. 580 g (2000 g)
Specifications subject to change without notice!
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 meter DX2
- calibrated to custom supplied material
- fine tuned to a specific tension range
- other units of measure such as g or kg
|Order-Code||Line speed vmax…m/min||Roller Material|
|Code K||3500||Hard-coated aluminium|
|Code H||5000||Plasma-coated aluminium (model DX2-120 and higher)|
|Code T||1000||Plastic (POM) black|
|Code W||1000||Nickel-plated steel|
|Code ST||1000||Hardened steel|
|Code B||1000||Tempered steel|
|Code CE2||1000||Aluminium ceramic-coated|
|Code ASY||1000||Hard-coated aluminium, asymmetrical groove, gauge without filament guide (model DX2-120 and higher)|
|Code ASYB||1000||Tempered steel, asymmetrical groove, gauge without filament guide (model DX2-120 and higher)|
|Code U||2000||Hard-coated aluminium (radius R3)|
- Air Damping Code A
For tension range from 20 – 120 cN up to max. 400 – 5000 cN.
This adjustable mechanical air dashpot is recommended for applications in which great fluctuations of the measured tension occur, as in spooling and winding machines. This assures steady tension readings on scale.
- Special Lever Code L
Standard for tension meter DX2-20K-L.
Facilitates acquisition of the running material when measuring high tensions. Reduces force necessary to extend outer rollers. Recommended for tension meter DX2-10K.
- Memory Pointer Code M
For tension range 20 – 120 cN and higher
Retains the highest measured value (PEAK). Available for mechanical tension meters.
Dimensions of tension meter DX2 for download:
Tension meter DX2 with carrying case, operating instruction in German or English (as requested), Certificate of compliance with the order 2.1 according EN 10204 free of charge
To order tension meter DX2:
Please indicate the complete order number e. g.:
|Model with tension range||Code for guide rollers (if not standard)||Code attachment||Complete Order No.|
Download the instruction manual for tension meter DX2:
Left: Seam with correct adjusted thread tension
Right: Too much yarn results in insufficient linkage of the seam with the used material