Tension Sensor TSH

6 Tension ranges available
from 0 - 1000 cN up to 0 - 50.00 daN

Stationary electronic tension sensor for flexible material as wires, thin ropes and cables up to 15 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

Versatile tension sensor for quick and easy mounting

Special Features

Tension sensor TSH with integrated measuring amplifier and high accuracy 1 % FS

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 15 mm Ø)
– tape grooved (for material with max. width of 10 mm)

Various output signals are available:
– analog: 0 – 1 V (standard), 0 – 10 V (optional)
– current: 4 – 20 mA (optional)
– analog DMS: mV/V (optional)

Easy installation, even afterwards, on existing machines

Easy calibration to customized material by operator – zero and gain calibration is required

Measuring principle – load cell with hight quality strain gauge bridge

Tension sensor TSH with mechanical overload protection

Note: a wide range of custom designed models as well modifications are available on request. Please contact us with your demand!

Standard Features

Tension sensor TSH with rugged aluminium housing

Required power supply +15…24 V DC (regulated)

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

Lern more about the different tension measuring systems

You are not sure, which system is right for, or where the differences are? Here we explain it for you.

Available Models

ModelTension Range
Measuring Head Width*
SCHMIDT Calibration Material**
TSH-10000 – 1000 cN150 mmPA: 0.30 mm Ø
TSH-20000 – 2000 cN150 mmPA: 0.50 mm Ø
TSH-50000 – 5000 cN200 mmPA: 0.80 mm Ø
TSH-10K0 – 10 daN200 mmPA: 1.00 mm Ø
TSH-20K0 – 20 daN250 mmPA: 1.50 mm Ø
TSH-50K0 – 50 daN250 mmsteel rope 1.50 mm Ø (7x7x0.20)
Other tension ranges and measuring head widths available on request.
Other measuring units available, such as g or kg.
* Outer distance between outside guide rollers or outside dimensions of front plate
** 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.

Anzeige SC-PM und Vorverstärker SCV-1For the tension sensor TSH we offer different display units for one or more sensors, as well as strain gauge amplifier.

Find further information at display units and amplifier

Tension Sensor TS1Tension Sensor TSH can be reconverted for special applications.

Find further information at special design


Calibration:According to SCHMIDT factory procedure
Accuracy:±1 % full scale and ±1 digit
other calibration material:
±3 % full scale or better
Overload protection:100 % of tension range
Measuring principle:Strain gauge bridge
Measuring roller deflection:Max. 0.5 mm
Natural frequency:Approx. 500 Hz, depending on tension range
Signal processing:Analog
Temperature drift:Less than ±0.05 % full scale/ºC
Output Signal:Standard: 0 – 1 V DC (analog) impedance: ≥ 5 kΩ
Option: 0 – 10 V DC (analog), 4 – 20 mA (current) or mV/V (DMS)
Damping (fg):Standard: 30 Hz (other values on request)
Temperature range:10 – 45 ºC
Air humidity:85 % RH, max.
Power supply:+15…24 V DC, max. 50 mA regulated
Code A10: max. +5 V DC, max. 20 mA regulated
Housing material:Aluminium
Dimensions:See dimensions
Weight, net (gross):Up to model TSH-2000 approx. 420 g (approx. 530 g)
model TSH-5000 and TSH-10K approx. 450 g (approx. 600 g)
model TSH-20K and higher tension ranges approx. 490 g (approx. 650 g)

Specifications subject to change without notice!

Guide Rollers

Order-CodeLine Speed vmax. … m/minRoller Material
Standard4000Hardened steel (max. Ø 4 mm)
Code R14000Hard crome-plated steel (Ø 3 – 9 mm)
Code R41000Hardened steel steel (Ø 9 – 15 mm)
for model TSH-20K and higher
Code B62000Hardened steel, width 6 mm
Code B102000Hardened steel, width 10 mm

Accessories (optional)

  1. Software Tension Inspect 3


    For displaying and saving readings on a PC (Win XP and higher; 32 bit and 64 bit). Only for sensors with RS-232 output.
    – 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. Diode Plug with Bayonet Cap

    Diode Plug suitable for sensors of TS series,
    cable outlet 3.5 – 6 mm
    Order number: E10061

  3. Connecting Cable with 2 diode plugs

    Connecting cable with 2 diode plugs, for analog output and voltage signal.
    For connecting the TS sensor to the display unit SCD-1.
    Order number: EK0603, Length 3 m
    Order number: EK0605, Length 5 m
    Order number: EK0610, Length 10 m

  4. Connecting Cable with 1 diode plug and open ends

    Connecting cable with 1 diode plug and open ends, for analog output and current signal.
    For connecting sensors of TS series to the display unit SC-PM.
    Order number: EK0612, length 3 m
    Order number: EK0614, length 5 m
    Order number: EK0615, length 10 m

    Other cable length available on request!

  5. RS-232 Connecting Cable

    Connecting cable for tension sensor TSH with RS-232 interface – Code RS 232:
    This cable is needed to connect the sensor to a PC or an analog signal processing unit; AC adapter for 100 – 240 V power supply is included, 3 m long
    Order number: EK0640

  6. RS-232 Extension Cable


    Extension for RS-232 connecting cable EK0640, length 2 m
    Order number: EK0643

Output Signal

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 sensor TSH for download.
Delivery Includes

Tension sensor TSH with transport packaging, operating instruction in german and english (as requested), Certificate of Compliance with the order 2.1 according EN 10204 free of charge

How To Order

To order tension sensor TSH:

Please indicate the complete order number.:

Model with tension range Code guide Rollers (if not standard)Code output signal (if not standard)Complete Order No.

Instruction Manual

Download the instruction manual of tension sensor TSH and TSH with RS-232 output.

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

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