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ZF2 Tension Meter for Fibers, Yarns and Fine Wires

Made in Germany
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Precision movement and light-weight, hard plastic housing makes the Type Z Series ideal for accurately checking the operating or static tensions of a wide variety of process material including delicate yarns, fibers, filaments, wires, etc.


  • A trigger-operated, roller-shifting mechanism and exclusive snare-guide automatically guide the moving filament into the roller V-grooves eliminating breaks and snags.
  • Front filament loading permits the operator to observe the filament, rollers and dial at all times.
  • NIST-Traceable calibration available
  • ZF2 roller guides are rated for speeds up to 900 m/min or, optionally, up to 2000 m/min.
  • Each instrument is individually calibrated with each scale hand marked to provide the highest reading accuracy
  • Supplied in an attractive foam-fitted carrying case.


ZF2 Models

Miniaturized rollers make these models ideal for delicate fibers, low tension or when access space is limited.

ZD2 Models

Recommended for all other applications where miniaturized rollers are not needed.

Tension Ranges

ModelRangeMeasuring Head Width*Calibration Material**
ZF2-51-5 g43 mmFilament: 25 tex
ZF2-101-10 g43 mmFilament: 25 tex
ZF2-121-12 g43 mmFilament: 25 tex
ZF2-202-20 g43 mmFilament: 25 tex
ZF2-303-30 g43 mmPA: 0.12 mm ⌀
ZF2-505-50 g43 mmPA: 0.12 mm ⌀
ZF2-10010-100 g43 mmPA: 0.12 mm ⌀
Other tension ranges available on request.
* Width of filament guide
** Suitable for 95 % of applications - PA = Polyamide Monofilament

Dial Faces



Accuracy±1% of Full Scale or
±1 graduation mark on scale
Outer roller distance:c:22 mm (0.87")
Diameter of Dial54 mm (2.13")
Dimensions150 x 120 x 30 mm
(5.9" x 4.7" x 1.2")
Weight210 g (7.5 oz.)
Roller MaterialStandard - Hard-coated aluminum
Optional - Phenolic Plastic
Maximum Linear SpeedStandard - 900 meters/min
Optional - 2000 meters/min (K)
Other OptionsCalibration for horizontal material path (rollers pointing down)(D)
Memory pointer
Optional AccessoriesZF2-ZD2-CALKIT - Calibration Cover for ZF2/ZD3 with 2 wrenches

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