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DX2 Tension Meter

Made in Germany
DX2 Mechanical Tension Meter
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A precise jeweled movement, choice of ball bearing mounted rollers and rugged cast aluminum housing makes the DX2 ideal for the toughest production floor application.

Built-in mounting holes permit fixed installation for continuous in-line use.

Built-in material thickness compensator maximizes accuracy when using filaments of different diameters. (Standard on model DX2-SP and higher ranges)


  • NIST-Traceable calibration available
  • Thumb-operated, roller shifting mechanism and exclusive snare-guide automatically guides the moving filament into the V-grooves eliminating breaks and snags.
  • Front filament loading permits the operator to observe running material, rollers and dial face at all times.
  • V-Grooved Hardcoat Anodized Aluminum rollers for material speeds up to 2000 meters/min
  • Optional "K" Bearings for 3000 meters/min or Ultra-High Speed Rollers for 5000 meters/min (Code H)
  • DX2's are individually calibrated for highest accuracy.
  • DX2's hard-coated aluminum, V-grooved rollers are rated for speeds up to 2000 m/min or, optionally, up to 5000 m/min.
  • Water Resistant model available with nickel plated axles, sealed bearings, splash guard, sealed housing, drainage holes and more
  • Finger Support: We recommend mounting a finger support for higher tension ranges (included)
  • Warranty

Tension Ranges

ModelRangeOuter Roller Spacing c:cCalibration MaterialThickness Compensator
DX2-33-30 g38 mmPA: 0.12 mm NA
DX2-510-50 g38 mmPA: 0.12 mm NA
DX2-1220-120 g38 mmPA: 0.12 mm NA
DX2-2020-200 g38 mmPA: 0.12 mm NA
DX2-4020-400 g38 mmPA: 0.20 mm NA
DX2-SP50-1000 g38 mmPA: 0.30 mm Standard
DX2-EX100-1000 g38 mmPA: 0.30 mm Standard
DX2-200200-2000 g100 mmPA: 0.50 mm Standard
DX2-500400-5000 g100 mmPA: 0.80 mm Standard
DX2-80001000-8000 g100 mmPA: 1.00 mm Standard
DX2-1K2.5-10 Kg100 mmPA: 1.00 mm Standard
DX2L-2K5-20 Kg200 mmPA: 1.50 mm Standard
Calibration to customized material:
If process material differs significantly from the standard calibration material in diameter, rigidity or shape, special calibration using customer supplied samples is recommended. For this purpose a material sample of about 15 ft. should be supplied.

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Stationary Tension Meter
- Fixed mount design for continuous measurement
- Option adjustable "max" & "min" tension detector contacts can provide a low voltage signal when tension exceed user-set limits
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Available Rollers for Hand-Held Tension Meters


Air Damping (A)

An adjustable, precision air dashpot provides steady tension reading as tension fluctuate.
Available on DX2-12 (20 - 120g) thru DX2-500 (400-5000g)
Lever (L)

A heavy duty, lever-operated mechanism moves the outer rollers for easy acquisition of the running filament. Recommended for models of 10 Kg or higher.
Memory Pointer (M)

Designed to retain the peak value as tensions fluctuate. Manually reset by using the knob located in the center of the dial.

Complete Kit

The DX2 Tension Meter is supplied as a complete kit including meter and instruction manual in a foam-fitted hard-plastic carrying case.


Accuracy± 1% of full scale or
± 1 graduation mark on scale
Diameter of Scale41 mm
Maximum Speed2000 m/min (standard)
3500 m/min (K)
5000 m/min (H)
Outer roller distance, c:cDX2-5 to DX2-EX: 38 mm
DX2-200 to DX2-1k: 100 mm
DX2-2K: 150 mm
DX2-3K to DX2-5K: 250 mm
Roller MaterialHard-coated aluminum (standard and H)
Hardened steel (ST)
Chromed Steel (w)
Ceramic (CE2)
Plastic (PL)
Housing MaterialDie-cast aluminum
Dimensions225 x 90 x 44 mm
(8.6" x 3.5" x 1.7")
Warranty1 year


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