8 Tension ranges available from 3 - 12 cN to 50 - 400 cN

Stationary mechanical tension meter for measuring low tensions up to max. 400 cN

Small, compact device; easy to install

Low-priced tension meter

Special Features

The analog display shows changing and fluctuating tensions fast and enables an optimal process adjustment

Easy online mounting with screws

User-set MIN and MAX limits alert operator to out-of-tolerance conditions (optional)

Small, compact tension meter MK

Note: Tension meter MK do not include a filament guide and material thickness compensator

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
Ø 41 mm scale 
Tension meter with plastic housing (Makrolon)
Certificate of Compliance with the order 2.1 according EN 10204 is include
Optionally available: Inspection Certificate 3.1 according EN 10204 with calibration report

Available Models

Model Tension Ranges Measuring Head Width* SCHMIDT
Calibration Material**
MK-12 3 – 12 cN 56 mm PA: 0.12 mm Ø
MK-20 5 – 20 cN 56 mm PA: 0.12 mm Ø
MK-30 5 – 30 cN 56 mm PA: 0.12 mm Ø
MK-50 10 – 50 cN 56 mm PA: 0.12 mm Ø
MK-100 10 – 100 cN 56 mm PA: 0.12 mm Ø
MK-250 20 – 250 cN 56 mm PA: 0.12 mm Ø
MK-300 20 – 300 cN 56 mm PA: 0.20 mm Ø
MK-400 50 – 400 cN 56 mm PA: 0.20 mm Ø
Other tension ranges, measuring head widths available on request.
Other units of measure available – g.
* Outer distance between outside guide rollers.
** 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.