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DXL Tension meter with large rollers and a wide roller spacing for measuring optical fiber

Made in Germany
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3 Tension Ranges from 200 - 2000 g to 2.5 - 10 kg

Mechanical tension meter with large rollers and a wide roller spacing for measuring optical fibres, cat cables, buffer tubes etc. up to 8 mm Ø

Hand-held unit with large guide rollers 29.5 mm groove diameter

Tension meter with special guides on the bracket assembly for easy thread

Finger Support: We recommend mounting a finger support for higher tension ranges

Note:This model does not include a material thickness compensator


  • Thumb-operated, roller shifting mechanism and exclusive snare-guide automatically guides the moving filament into the V-grooves eliminating breaks and snags.
  • NIST calibration available
  • Large bending radius assures gentle handling of the material being measured
  • Front filament loading permits the operator to observe running material, rollers and dial face at all times.
  • The analog display shows changing and fluctuating tensions fast and enables an optimal process adjustment

Tension Ranges

ModelRangeMeasuring Head Width
DXL-2000200-2000 grams235 mm
DXL-5000400-5000 grams235 mm
DXL-10K2.5 - 10 kilograms288 mm

Guide Rollers

Order Code Line Speed
Roller Material
Standard 4000Hardened-steel
Code R1 4000Hardened-steel (radius R5)


Air Damping (A)

(for tension range from 20 - 400 g up to max. 400 - 5000 g)
This adjustable mechanical air dashpot is recommended for applications in which great fluctuations of the measured tension occur, as in spooling and winding machines. This assures steady tension readings on scale.
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

Tension meter with carrying case, operating instruction in german or english (as requested), Certificate of Compliance with the order 2.1 according EN 10204 free of charge


Accuracy±1 % full scale or ±1 graduation on scale
Scale diameter41 mm
Temperature range10 - 45 °C
Air humidity85 % RH, max.
Housing materialDie-cast aluminium
Housing dimensions188 x 85 x 45 mm (LxWxH)
Weight, net (gross)Approx. 640 g (1100 g)