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TS2H Online Tension Sensor

Made in Germany
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TS2 mounting drawingHeavy-Duty Tension Sensor wires, cables, tirecord and similar process materials.
6 tension ranges from 0 - 1000 g to 0 – 50 kg

Newly-designed tension sensor accurately measures the running tension of wires, cables, tirecord, plastic tubing and similar process materials up to 8 mm diameter (0.300"). Fitted with 29.5 mm diameter V-Grooved rollers fabricated from hardened steel are suitable for material speeds up to 4000 meters.min. Built-in signal conditioning with ZERO and SPAN pots provide a high-level, analog output to minimize the chance for signal interference.

Can be using for process diagnostics, for continuously monitoring and recording of online tensions. The TS2 Tension Sensor can also be used as part of a closed-loop control system with 3rd-Party controller.

Mounting possibilities: Sensor can be mounted on a flat plate using the supplied thru holes in the housing body or fixed using the holes in the front plate, inserted thru a round hole in machine frame or plate.


  • Strain Gauge-based sensor provides accuracy of 1% Full Scale or better. Sensor can be mounted in any orientation depending upon the material path.
  • Built-in Signal Conditioner provides 0-1 V DC Analog Output (0-10V or 4-20mA, optional) with Integrated Zero & Gain Pots on rear-side of sensor allowing for convenient calibration by the end-user for highest accuracy
  • 29.5 mm diameter Ball-Bearing mounted V-grooved guide rollers are fabricated from Hardened Steel. Optional roller types can be specified including U-Grooved, larger diameters and more
  • Cast Aluminum Housing is rugged and proves for easy installation using thru holes in housing body or front plate
  • Can be used together with PD765 Digital Tension Indicator or with user-supplied electronics (requires 15-24 V DC regulated power).
  • 3-Roller design insures that the center sensor rollers has the same wrap angle at all times which allows the sensor to be mounted in any position on the line
  • Outer roller spacing changes from 100 mm for ranges up to 5 Kg, to 150 mm for ranges up to 10Kg and 200 mm for ranges up to 50Kg.
  • Custom-designs are possible along with special features such as air fitting to create positive internal pressure in the housing for protection against airborne chemicals or contaminants

Tension Ranges

Head Width
TS2H-1K0 - 1000 g150 mmPA: 0.30 mm
TS2H-2K0 - 2000 g150 mmPA: 0.50 mm
TS2H-5K0 - 5 Kg150 mmPA: 0.80 mm
TS2H-10K0 - 10 kg200 mmPA: 1.00 mm
TS2H-20K0 - 20 kg250 mmPA: 1.50 mm
TS2H-50K0 - 50 kg250 mmPA: 1.50 mm
Other tensions ranges and measuring head widths available on request.

* Outside dimensions of front plate
** Suitable for 95 % of applications
PA = Polyamide Monofi lament

Guide Rollers

V-Groove Line Speed
Roller Material
Standard 4000 Hardened Steel
U-grooved Code R1 4000 Hardened Steel (radius 5)
Other roller materials (nickel-Plated steel or plastic) are available on request

Output Signal Models

Standard 0 - 1 V DC (analog)
Option Code DC: 0 - 10 V DC
Option Code MA: 4 - 20 mA
Option Code 232: RS-232

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Digital Tension Indicator
- Can be scaled to any engineering units desired with user-set decimal point.
- 4-20 mA analog output for recording and control purpose (No analog output provided on PD765-6R5-10)
- Requires 85-265V AC Power, provides regulated power for the tension sensor
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Display Unit
- Connection of series TE, TF, TSW, TS2 and other with analog output 0 - 1 V DC, optionally series without integrated amplifier
- User set limits (Min and Max alarms) with LED and Open Collector output for external signal unit
- Adjustable damping for easier reading if tension fluctuates
- Interfaces:
Analog: 0 - 10 V DC (standard)
Digital (optional): RS 232 or RS 422
Current (optional): 4 - 20 mA (instead of 0 - 10 V DC output)
- Can store up to three (3) separate calibrations for 3 different materials



Accuracy± 1.5% Full Scale and 1 digit or better
Overload Protection100% of tension range
Measuring PrincipleStrain guage bridge
Meas. Roller Defelction0.5 mm, max
Output SignalStandard: 0 - 1 V DC (analog)
Option DC: 0 - 10 V DC
Option MA: 4-20 mA
Option 232: RS-232
Frequency Response30Hz (custom frequency response up to 100 Hz available as an option)
Temperature DriftLess than ± 0.1% Full Scale / °C
Temperature Range10 - 45 °C
Air Humidity85% RH, max
Power Required+15 ... 24 V DC, 50 mA (regulated)
Housing MaterialAluminum
WeightApprox. 500 g
Delivery IncludesStraight Connector with 2 meter cable length (6 ft) with open ends on far side (order p/n TS2-CABLE-2M). Other cable lengths and 90-Degree Connector available, INQUIRE.
Connection to PD765SIGNAL:Grey (Sig+) to V+, Blue (Sig-) to COM
DC-POWER: White (Exc+) to P2+, Black/Brown (Exc-) to P2-