Tension Meter DXV

7 Tension ranges available
from 10 - 50 cN up to 200 - 2000 cN

Special designed mechanical tension meter provides easier reading when the standard design makes dial reading difficult

Hand-held instrument with measuring head rotated by 90º

Tension meter with small measuring head, where access space is limited and turned-up outer finger edges for easy thread

Special Features

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

Small measuring head width with of only 40 mm for measurements at positions with limited space

Length of measuring head approx. 42 mm

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

Roller shifting mechanism ensure easy acquisition of the running material

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

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

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

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 with rugged aluminium housing

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

Gegenhalter für Zugspannungsmesser Modellreihe DXFinger Support

We recommend mounting a finger support for higher tension ranges


Tension meter DXV does not include a material thickness compensator

Available Models

ModelTension Range
Measuring Head Width* X
Measuring Head Length Y
SCHMIDT Calibration Material**
DXV-5010 – 50 cN40 mm38 mmPA: 0.12 mm Ø
DXV-12020 – 120 cN40 mm38 mmPA: 0.12 mm Ø
DXV-20020 – 200 cN40 mm38 mmPA: 0.12 mm Ø
DXV-40020 – 400 cN40 mm38 mmPA: 0.20 mm Ø
DXV-100050 – 1000 cN40 mm38 mmPA: 0.30 mm Ø
DXV-1500150 – 1500 cN40 mm38 mmPA: 0.30 mm Ø
DXV-2000200 – 2000 cN40 mm38 mmPA: 0.50 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 Monofilamen


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.

Tension meter DX2-120Tension Meter DXV 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 DXV

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

Guide Rollers

Order-CodeLine Speed vmax. … m/minRoller Material
Standard900Hard-coated aluminium
Code K2000Hard-coated aluminium
Code T450Plastic (POM) black
Code W450Nickel-plated steel


  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 Rollers

Title guide roller catalogueDownload an overview for the guide rollers:



Dimensions of tension meter DXV for download:
Delivery Includes

Scope of delivery tension meter DXVTension meter 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 DXV:

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

Model with tension rangeCode for guide rollers (if not standard)Code for attachment
Complete Order-No.

Instruction Manual

Download the instruction manual of tension meter DXV:

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

+49 (0)8638 9410-0

+49 (0)8638 4825