Online Tension Sensor


Heavy-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.
Can be used together with PD765 Digital Tension Indicator or with user-supplied electronics (requires 15-24 V DC regulated power).
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
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
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
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.
Cast Aluminum Housing is rugged and proves for easy installation using thru holes in housing body or front plate
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

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Tension Ranges
Model Range*Measuring
Head Width
TS2H-1K 0 - 1000 g150 mmPA: 0.30 mm
TS2H-2K 0 - 2000 g150 mmPA: 0.50 mm
TS2H-5K 0 - 5 Kg150 mmPA: 0.80 mm
TS2H-10K 0 - 10 kg200 mmPA: 1.00 mm
TS2H-20K 0 - 20 kg250 mmPA: 1.50 mm
TS2H-50K 0 - 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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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)
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Accuracy ± 1.5% Full Scale and 1 digit or better
Overload Protection 100% of tension range
Measuring Principle Strain guage bridge
Meas. Roller Defelction 0.5 mm, max
Output Signal Standard: 0 - 1 V DC (analog)
Option DC: 0 - 10 V DC
Option MA: 4-20 mA
Option 232: RS-232
Damping Standard: 30 Hz (other values on request)
Temperature Drift Less than ± 0.1% Full Scale / °C
Temperature Range 10 - 45 °C
Air Humidity 85% RH, max
Power Required +15 ... 24 V DC, 50 mA (regulated)
Housing Material Aluminum
Weight Approx. 500 g
Delivery Includes Straight 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 PD765 SIGNAL:Grey (Sig+) to V+, Blue (Sig-) to COM
DC-POWER: White (Exc+) to P2+, Black/Brown (Exc-) to P2-