Tension Meter ZD2

6 Tension ranges available
from 3 - 30 cN up to 20 - 300 cN

Economical mechanical tension meter for checking fibers, threads and fine wires with low tensions up to max. 300 cN

Universal measuring instrument with large guide rollers groove Ø 12 mm

Tension Meter for a variety of applications in the textile and wire industry

Special Features

The analog display of tension meter ZD2 shows changing and fluctuating tensions fast and enables an optimal process adjustment

Filament guide and roller shifting mechanism ensure easy acquisition of the running material

Large, easy to read scale (54 mm Ø)

Light weight

Standard Features

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

Ball-bearing mounted, V-grooved guide rollers

Each instrument is individually calibrated for highest accuracy

Tension meter with high-strength plastic 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

Available Models

ModelTension Range
Measuring Head Width*
SCHMIDT Calibration Material**
ZD2-303 – 30 cN63 mmPA: 0.12 mm Ø
ZD2-505 – 50 cN63 mmPA: 0.12 mm Ø
ZD2-10010 – 100 cN63 mmPA: 0.12 mm Ø
ZD2-15020 – 150 cN63 mmPA: 0.12 mm Ø
ZD2-20020 – 200 cN63 mmPA: 0.12 mm Ø
ZD2-30020 – 300 cN63 mmPA: 0.20 mm Ø
Other tension ranges available on request.
Other units of measure available, such as g.
*  Width of filament guide
** 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


Calibration:According to SCHMIDT factory procedure
Accuracy:±1 % full scale or ±1 graduation on scale
Scale diameter:54 mm
Temperature range:10 – 45 ºC
Air humidity:85 % RH, max.
Housing material:Plastic (POM)
Dimensions:See dimensions
Weight, net (gross):Approx. 220 g (Approx. 620 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 ZD2

  • 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
Standard2000Hard-coated aluminium
Code K3500Hard-coated aluminium
Code H5000Plasma-coated aluminium (model ZD2-100 and higher)
Code T1000Plastic (POM) black
Code W1000Nickel-plated steel
Code ST1000Hardened steel
Code CE21000Aluminium ceramic-coated

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 of all guide rollers:



Dimensions of tension meter ZD2 for download:
Delivery Includes

Scope of delivery tension meter ZD2Tension meter ZD2 with carrying case, operating instruction in German or English (as requested), Certificate of Compliance with the order 2.1 free of charge

How To Order

To order tension meter ZD2:

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

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

Instruction Manual

Download the instruction manual for tension meter ZD2:

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

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