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Tension Meter for Setting Sewing Machines
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4 Ranges

Yarn tension meter with motorized take-up fixture for measuring and adjusting the tension of sewing machines to get best and highest quality stitched seams. Therefore e. g. yarn breaks can be adjusted under constant conditions (speed of the thread).

To control the tension at sewing machines as well as the take-off tension of shuttles.


  • Storage of last, average, MAX MIN, PEAK-MAX, PEAK-MIN values as well as statistical analysis (average value) during a user-selected period
  • Motorized take-up fixture to have constant speed of the thread 8 meters/min
  • Suction-cup base for positioning the unit on the work plate when tension is measured at the sewing machine
  • RS-232 output for batch download or real-time data transfer to TensionInspect Software
  • TensionInspect Software (p/n SW-TI3) and RS-232 cable (p/n ETX-CC) are offered as options. INQUIRE.
  • MST-200, MST-500 and MST-1000 can operate from disposable 9V battery or using AC-Adapter
  • MST-2000 requires use of AC-Adapter (supplied) and can/t be powered by internal battery as the Motor draws too much current and requires continuous connection to AC-Power source

Tension Ranges

ModelRangeFactory Calibration MaterialTake-Up Speed
1 - 200 g or cN
PA: 0.12 mm Ø
8 meters/min
1 - 500 g or cN
PA: 0.20 mm Ø
8 meters/min
1 - 1000 g or cN
PA: 0.30 mm Ø
8 meters/min
1 - 2000 g or cN
PA: 0.50 mm Ø
8 meters/min


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Mechanical Tension Meter
- Motorized take up wheel for constant take-up speed (refer to range table for take up speed)
- Handle can be reversed for using the instrument comfortable in all positions



Accuracy±1 % of measurement value, ±1 digit
Overload20 % full scale, without accuracy guarantee
Overload protection100%
Measuring frequencyMax. 5 kHz
DampingMoving averaging
Display4 digit, 11 mm high
Display update time2 times/s
MemoryLast, average, MAX, MIN, PEAK-MAX, PEAK-MIN
Output signalAnalog: 0 - 2 V DC, linearized, conversion rate 30 Hz
Digital: RS 232 (9600, 8, N, 1)
Vacuum baseAdjustable height for measuring position above working plate 120 to 220 mm
Temperature range10 - 45 °C
Air humidity85 % RH, max.
Power supplyLI-Ion 9V Battery (disposable) or 12 V AC Adapter for 230 V AC, option 115 V AC
Housing MaterialsAluminium

Complete Kit

The MST tension meter is supplied as a complete kit include the motorized meter, suction cup base / post, AC adapter / charger and instruction manual in a fitted carrying case.

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