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KXE Warp Tension Meter

Made in Germany
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The KXE Warp Tension Meter is designed to measure tensions during warping and weaving. The unique sensor configuration provided two 25 mm wide cylindrical roller for the capture of two groups of yarns, one on each side of the sensor for measurement. Therefore the sensor will be measuring 50 mm of ends while the process is running. The electronic indicator provides for measurement and storage of the critical high and low peaks that will be measuring in the weaving operation. These peaks can them be analyzed and used for process evaluation. Stored data can be transferred to a PC and analyzed using the FREE Tension Inspect software.


  • Portable measuring head to measure yarn groups of weaving and warping machines using 50 mm wide measuring roller
  • The sensor can easily be engaged or disengaged while the machine is running
  • Battery-powered Hand-Held Tension Indicator features backlit LCD Display with 2 times/second update rate.
  • Storage of last, average, Max, MIN, PEAK-MAX, PEAK-MIN tension values during an operator set measuring period
  • 4 different memory modes can be selected by the operator:
    Mode S: only statistical values per series are displayed
    Mode L: statistics plus 10 displayed values of each series of measurement
    Mode C: statistics plus 4000 displayed values arbitrary splited up to 255 series
    Mode F: as C plus higher sampling rate of 100 Hz = values/s
  • LCD display with illuminated backgroud for better reading
  • Adjustable electronic damping for more stable readings when tensions are constantly fluctuating
  • Constant measuring width at the yarn group of 50 mm by catch thread system
  • Values on the LCD display can be flipped/reversed for right or left hand use
  • Memory of max. 4000 displayed tension values split up to 255 series of measurements and statistics (Last, AVG, MIN and MAX of displayed values, MIN-PEAK and MAX-PEAK are values measured within a measuring frequency of 5 kHz)
  • USB Output for stata transfer to PC. Supplied with TensionInspect Software and USB cable

Tension Ranges

KXE-20K0.50 - 20.00 daN0.01 daN
KXE-50K0.5 - 50.0 daN0.1 daN


Swivel the lever in direction to the handle to move the reference frame with the support rollers upwards. Hold the measuring head over the yarn group, so that it runs parallel to the measuring feeler and the support rollers. Shove the measuring roller through the yarn group, turn the measuring head by 90° and swivel the lever forward.

Complete Kit

Tension Indicator, Tension Sensor with connecting cable supplied with rechargeable battery with Universal AC-Charger. Includes USB data transfer cable and Tension Inspect Software.



Accuracyfor 10 % to 90 % of range:
±1 % full scale and ±1 digit
for remainder of range:
±3 % full scale and ±1 digit
Calibrationusing factory calibration material and procedure
Measuring UnitsdaN
Overrange10 % full scale, without accuracy guarantee
Overload Protection200% full scale
Measuring PrincipleStrain gauge bridge
Signal ProcessingDigital 24 bit A/D converter
DampingAdjustable electonic damping (Moving averaging)
Measuring Frequency1 kHz, internal only (MIN-PEAK, MAX-PEAK)
Display4 digit, 11 mm high backlit LCD Display
Display Update TimeApprox. 2 times per second
MemoryMax. 4000 values plus statistics
Output SignalUSB
Communications Frequency1 to max. 100 readings/sec
Connection CableSensor to display unit 1.5 meter (5 ft.)
Temperature CoefficientGain: less than ± 0.01 % full scale /C°
Temperature Range10 - 45 °C
Air Humidity85 % RH, max.
Auto Power OffAppox. after 3 minutes of non-use
BatteryBuilt-in Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery
Battery Life
Battery Rechargingapprox. 3.5 hours for full charge
Battery Charger100 - 240 V AC with plug adapters for EU, USA & UK
Housing MaterialAluminium profile with plastic outer casing (PVC)
Housing Dimensions230 x 45 x 48 mm (LxBxH)
WeightApprox. 370 g
SensorRefer to pdf download
Measuring Rollers2 x 22 mm ball bearing rollers, total 50 mm
Width of Outer Rollers100 mm (ball bearing rollers)
Reference Frame Height Adjustment24 mm
MaterialAnodized aluminium
Reference Frame Dimensions108 x 138 mm
WeightApprox. 1.8 Kg