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DTS Hand-Held Digital Tension Meter

Made in Germany
DTS Digital Tension Meter
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12 tension ranges from 0.2 - 200 grams up to 0.6 - 60 Kg, Wire Diameters up to 3mm

The Checkline DTS Digital Tension Meter accurately measures the running line tensions of yarns, fibers, wires, cables, optic fibers and similar materials. An auto-rotating display and auto-zeroing allow for simple measurement of material running in any orientation.

Special version models available for tapes and films, narrow access and larger diameter applications.


  • NIST-Traceable Calibration Certification OPTIONAL
  • V-Grooved Rollers Fabricated from Hardcoat Anodized Aluminum for material Speeds up to 2000 m/min
  • Optional Rollers/Bearings for 3500 m/min or 5000 m/min
  • Large, backlight LCD-display with 3 user-selected display modes: Large-numeric, Numeric with Bar Graph, Numeric with Trend Graph (tension vs time)
  • Display automatically rotates in 90° steps (or can be locked in any desired position)
  • Selectable units of measurement: Grams, cN, Kg, daN, Lbs and Newtons (N)
  • Built-in Diameter Compensator System is used to adjust calibration curve for highest accuracy. Diameter is set with wheel and shown on display
  • Automatic "Zero-Setting" in all measuring positions using built-in gravity sensor
  • Storage for 4 Custom Material Calibrations
  • Storage of Min, Max and Last reading as well as Hi-Peak, Low-Peak, average and standard deviation (per measuring interval)
  • High speed internal data sampling (1000 samples/sec) for capture of accurate Min & Max Peaks
  • Setup parameters can be password protected so they are not accidentally changed by the user
  • User-set Min and Max alarms with indication on LCD if reading is out of limits
  • User-adjustable DAMPING is used to minimize tension fluctuations
  • Re-chargeable Lithium Polymer battery lasts 40 hours (continuous use, approx)
  • Rugged aluminium housing with rubberized handle provides a secure and comfortable grip
  • Warranty: 1-Year
  • Made in Germany

Tension Range

ModelTension RangeResolutionMeasuring Head Width*
DTS-2000.2 - 200.0 grams or cN0.166 mm
DTS-5000.5 - 500.0 grams or cN0.166 mm
DTS-100010 - 1000 grams or cN166 mm
DTS-200020 - 2000 grams or cN166 mm
DTS-250025 - 2500 grams or cN1116 mm
DTS-400040 - 4000 grams or cN166 mm
DTS-500050 - 5000 grams or cN1116 mm
DTS-10K0.1 - 10.00 Kg or daN0.01116 mm
DTS-20K**0.2 - 20.00 Kg or daN0.01166 mm
DTS-30K**0.3 - 30.00 Kg or daN0.01216 mm
DTS-50K**0.5 - 50.00 Kg or daN0.01216 mm
DTS-60K-V1**0.6 - 60.00 Kg or daN0.01280 mm
* Depending on model, either width of filament guide or outer distance between outside guide rollers
**Lever no longer required for high capacity models


textile industry
wire industry
Material PA***
thickness compensator
DTS-200max. 200 TEXmax. 0.15 mm Ø0.12 mm Ø
DTS-500max. 500 TEX0.05 - 0.25 mm Ø0.12 + 0.20 mm Ø
DTS-1000max. 1000 TEX0.10 - 0.40 mm Ø0.20 + 0.40 mm Ø
DTS-2000max. 2000 TEX0.30 - 0.60 mm Ø0.40 + 0.70 mm Ø
DTS-2500max. 2500 TEX0.30 - 0.70 mm Ø0.40 + 0.70 mm Ø
DTS-4000max. 4000 TEX0.35 - 0.90 mm Ø0.50 + 0.90 mm Ø
DTS-5000max. 5000 TEX0.40 - 1.00 mm Ø0.60 + 1.20 mm Ø
DTS-10Kmax. 10000 TEX0.70 - 1.20 mm Ø0.80 + 1.40 mm Ø
DTS-20Kmax. 20000 TEX1.00 - 2.00 mm Ø1.20 + 1.80 mm Ø
DTS-30Kmax. 30000 TEX1.20 - 2.50 mm Ø1.40 + 2.20 mm Ø
DTS-50Kmax. 50000 TEX1.40 - 3.00 mm Østeel rope 1.5mm Ø (7x7x0.2)
DTS-60K-V1max. 60000 TEX1.80 - 3.50 mm Østeel rope 2.0mm Ø (7x7x0.3)
*** Suitable for 95 % of applications
V1 Rollers, Supplied on DTS-60K-V1ImageDimensions
Center Roller
Max Speed:
1000 m/min
Material: Hard-Coated Aluminum
Part Number: R12900
Outer Rollers
Max Speed:
1000 m/min
Material: Hard-Coated Aluminum
Part Number: R12902

Roller Guide

Code Line Speed
Vmax ...m/min
Roller Material
Standard 2000 Hardcoated aluminium
Code K 3500 Hardcoated aluminium
Code H 5000 Plasma-coated aluminium
Code T 1000 Plastick (POM) black
Code W 1000 Nickle-plated steel
Code ST 1000 Hardened steel
Code B 1000 Tempered steel
Code CE2 1000 Aluminium ceramic-coated
Code ASY 1000 Hardcoated aluminium, asymetrical groove
Unit without filament guide
(not for DTS-200)
Code ASYB 1000 Tempered steel (for tire code), asymmetrical groove
Unit without filament guide
(not for DTS-200)
Code V1 1000 Hardcoated aluminium
(only for DTS-60K-V1)
Code U 2000 Hardcoated aluminium (radius R3)


Option MH
for stationary use. With distance bolts with M5 female thread on the rear side.

Option MH for stationary use. With distance bolts with M5 female thread on the rear side.


Complete Kit

Tension meter with carrying case, rechargeable LiPo battery and AC adapter/charger with country adapters (EU, US, UK) with operating instruction manual. NIST-Traceable Calibration Certificate & Test Report is OPTIONAL (NISTCAL at $100).

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- Large, backlight LCD-display with 3 different displays: numeric, numeric with live load bar, numeric with trend graph (time vs. tension)


AccuracyFor PA from 5 % up to 100 % FS*: ± 0.5 % FS* ± 1 digit, remaining tension range and other calibration materials: ±3 % full scale and ±1 digit
Memory for material curves1 for factory calibration plus 4 for customized calibrations
Measuring unitsTension: cN, daN, g, kg, N, lb (user-selected)
Thickness : mm, inch (user-selected)
OverrangeApprox. 10 % FS*, full scale, without accuracy guarantee
Overload protection100 % full scale
Measuring principleStrain gauge bridge
Measuring roller deflectionMax. 0.2 mm
Signal processingDigital, 16 bit A/D converter
Measuring frequency1 kHz (1000 samples/sec.)
DisplayGraphic LCD, Backlit (user-set: on/off/auto)
3 different displaysNumeric, Numeric with graph (time-tension), X-Y-diagram
Display update rateApprox. 2 times per second
MemoryCalibration Material, Date/Time of Measurements, MIN, MAX, Hi-PEAK, Lo-PEAK, AVG, LAST and Standard Deviation
DampingUser-adjustable electronic damping (averaging)
calculated by [X-Values OLD + Y-Values NEW] ÷ 9
Cal. Adjustment± 10 steps in 1 % increment
Thickness compensationMax. 2.5 mm (not available for all models)
Auto power offApprox. 3 minutes of non-use
Temperature coefficientGain: less than ± 0.01 % FS* /°C
Zero point: less than ± 0.3 % FS* /°C
Temperature range10 - 45 °C
Air humidity85 % RH, max.
Power supplyRechargeable Lithium Polymer Battery provides 40 hours of continuous operation, charging time approx. 3-1/2 hours includes AC-Adapter/Charger 100 – 240 V AC (with EU, USA, UK plug adapter)
Housing materialDie-cast aluminium
Weight, net (gross)Up to DTS-50K approx. 875 g / 1550 g
DTS-60K-V1 approx. 1040 g / 2700 g
Replacement BatteryE08711-X
Replacement ChargerUSB-MINI-CHARGER
Standard RollersR50004


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