12 Tension ranges available from 20 - 120 cN up to 5 - 50 daN

Application textil industry: up to 50000 tex
Application wire industry: up to Ø 2.5 mm Cu

Rugged mechanical tension meter for versatile use in textile, fibre and wire industry

Hand-held unit for tension ranges up to max. 50 daN

Tension meter with large, easy to read scale


Special Features

The analog display of tension meter DN1 shows changing and fluctuating tensions fast and enables an optimal process adjustment

The built-in material thickness compensator compensates different material diameters for a particular range (only DN1-1000 and higher ranges).

Large, easy to read scale (54 mm Ø)

Linearized scale provides a better reading

Tension meter with shock-resistant movement

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

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

Special calibration is available

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

materialstaerkenausgleichMaterial Thickness Compensator

For better accuracy the material to be measured or a similar material with the same diameter should be inserted.

Available Models

Model Measuring Range Measuring head Width* SCHMIDT Calibration Material ** Material Thickness Compensator
DN1-120 20 – 120 cN 65 mm PA: 0.12 mm Ø no
DN1-200 20 – 200 cN 65 mm PA: 0.12 mm Ø no
DN1-400 20 – 400 cN 65 mm PA: 0.20 mm Ø no
DN1-1000 50 – 1000 cN 65 mm PA: 0.30 mm Ø yes
DN1-2000 200 – 2000 cN 116 mm PA: 0.50 mm Ø yes
DN1-3500 400 – 3500 cN 116 mm PA: 0.80 mm Ø yes
DN1-5000 400 – 5000 cN 116 mm PA: 0.80 mm Ø yes
DN1-8000 500 – 8000 cN 116 mm PA: 1.00 mm Ø yes
DN1-10K 2 – 10 daN 116 mm PA: 1.00 mm Ø yes
DN1-20K-L 5 – 20 daN 216 mm
285 mm***
PA: 1.50 mm Ø yes
DN1-30K-L 5 – 30 daN 265 mm
285 mm***
PA: 1.50 mm Ø no
DN1-50K-L 5 – 50 daN 265 mm
285 mm***
Steel rope:
1.5 mm Ø (7x7x0.20)
Other tension ranges and measuring head widths available on request.
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
*** deviating measuring head width with Code V1

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.