Tension Meter DXP

3 Tension ranges available
from 10 - 50 cN up to 20 - 200 cN

With non-rotating ceramic pins for high line speeds up to max. 6000 m/min

Hand-held mechanical tension meter with measuring head as small as possible for limited access space. Only for textile applications!

Material slip is avoided by small flanges on each side of the pin

Special Features

The analog display of tension meter DXP shows changing and fluctuating tensions fast and enables an optimal process adjustment

Non-rotating ceramic pins permit line speeds up to max. 6000 m/min

The ceramic pins have on each side small flanges to guide the thread and to avoid slipping off the ceramic pins

Small measuring head width with of only 27 mm for measurements at positions with limited space

Length of measuring head approx. 64 mm

Roller shifting mechanism ensure easy acquisition of the running material

Built-in mounting holes permit fixed installation for continuous tension measurement

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

Special finger support located on the rear side reduces the effort to move the outer roller assembly

Standard Features

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

Each instrument is individually calibrated for highest accuracy

41 mm Ø scale

Tension meter rugged aluminium housing

Certificate of Compliance with the order 2.1 according EN 10204

Optionally available: Inspection Certificate 3.1 according EN 10204 with calibration report

Gegenhalter für Zugspannungsmesser Modellreihe DXFinger Support

We recommend mounting a finger support for higher tension ranges


Tension meter DXP does not include a material thickness compensator

Available Models

ModelTension Range
Measuring Head Width* X
Measuring Head Width Y
SCHMIDT Calibration Material**
DXP-5010 – 50 cN27 mm44 mmPA: 0.12 mm Ø
DXP-12020 – 120 cN27 mm44 mmPA: 0.12 mm Ø
DXP-20020 – 200 cN27 mm44 mmPA: 0.12 mm Ø
Other tension ranges available on request.
Other units of measure available, such as g.
*  Width of bracket assembly
** Suitable for 95 % of applications – PA = Polyamide Monofilament

Tension meter DX2-120Tension Meter DXP can be reconverted for special applications.

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
Dimensions:See Dimensions
Weight, net (gross):Approx. 470 g (1000 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 DXP

  • calibrated to custom supplied material
  • fine tuned to a specific tension range
  • other units of measure such as g

Guide Pins

Order-CodeLine Speed vmax. … m/minPin Material
Standard6000Aluminium-oxid ceramic Ø 5.2 mm


  1. Air Damping Code A

    Tension meter DX2 and DashpotFor 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.

  2. Memory Pointer Code M

    Scale with pointer for reading and memory pointerFor tension range 20 – 120 cN and higher
    Retains the highest measured value (PEAK). Available for mechanical tension meters.

Calibration Report

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


Spare Pins

Title guide roller catalogueDownload an overview for the guide pins.



Here you can find the dimensions of tension meter DXP for download.
Delivery Includes

Scope of delivery tension meter DXPTension meter DXP 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

How To Order

To order tension meter DXP:

Please indicate the complete order number, e. g.:

Model with tension rangeCode for attachment
Complete Order-No.

Inspection Manual

Download the instruction manual for tension meter DXP:

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

+49 (0)8638 9410-0

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