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TX2 Tape Tension Meter with rollers point away from operator

Made in Germany
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Special model where the rollers point away from the operator as the scale is viewed for applications where the access is limited to the front or top of the tape.

Cylindrical rollers are offered in 7, 10, 15, 20, 30, 36, 41 and 50 mm lengths. Roller length should not exceed 2x the width of the material being measured.

NOTE: Starting point of low-range instruments will be higher than DX2.

Note: This model does not include a filament guide and material thickness compensator


  • NIST-Traceable Calibration Certification OPTIONAL
  • Dual-flanged outer guide rollers with various widths for better filament guide (single-flanged rollers optional, recommendable if the material beeing measured is wider than the tape roller)
  • Tape rollers with contact surface from 7 mm up to 50 mm are available
  • Roller shifting mechanism ensure easy acquisition of the running material
  • Finger Support: We recommend mounting a finger support for higher tension ranges
  • Built-in mounting holes permit fixed installation for online use
  • Warranty: 1-Year
  • Made in Germany

Tension Ranges

ModelRangeOuter Roller
Roller Widths
TX2-510 - 50 g57 mm7
TX2-1220 - 120 g57 mm7,10,15,20,30
TX2-2020 - 200 g57 mm7,10,15,20,30
TX2-4020 - 400 g57 mm7,10,15,20,30
TX2-EX100 - 1000 g57 mm7,10,15,20,30,36,41,50
TX2-200200 - 2000 g117 mm7,10,15,20,30,36,41,50
TX2-500400 - 5000 g117 mm7,10,15,20,30,36,41,50
TX2-1K2.5 - 10 kg117 mm7,10,15,20,30
TX2L-2K5 - 20 kg117 mm7,10,15,20
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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Tape Rollers

Roller Widh Line Speed
Roller Material
7 mm 1000Nickel-plated steel
10 mm 1000Hardcoated aluminium
15 mm 1000Hardcoated aluminium
20 mm 1000Hardcoated aluminium
30 mm 1000Hardcoated aluminium
36 mm 1000Hardcoated aluminium
41 mm 1000Hardcoated aluminium
50 mm 1000Hardcoated aluminium


Air Damping (A)

An adjustable, precision air dashpot provides steady tension reading as tension fluctuate.
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.
Note: Model TX2-50 is not available with memory pointer

Complete Kit

The TX2 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 Speed1000 m/min
Roller MaterialHardcoated aluminium
Housing MaterialDie-cast aluminum
Temperature range50 - 113°F (10 - 45°C)
Air humidity85 % RH, max.
Housing dimensions(L x W x H)7.5 x 3.3 x 1.8 in(188 x 85 x 45 mm)
Weight, net (gross)1.2 lbs (3 lbs)