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TS2 Online Tension Sensor

Made in Germany
TS2 Online Tension Sensor
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TS2 mounting drawingUniversal Tension Sensor for yarns, fibers, thin wires etc.
10 Tension Ranges from 0-50 g to 0-50 kg

The TS2 tension sensor accurately measures the running tension of wires, cables, yarns, fibers, and similar process material. Built-in signal conditioning with ZERO and SPAN pots provide a high-level, analog output to minimize the chance of signal interference.

The TS2 can be used for process diagnostics, continuous monitoring, and recording running online tensions. It can also be used as part of a closed-loop control system with a 3rd-party controller.

Mounting possibilities: Sensor can be mounted on a flat plate using the supplied thru holes in the housing body or fixed using the holes in the front plate, inserted thru a round hole in a machine frame or plate.


  • Strain Gauge-based sensor provides accuracy of 1% Full Scale or better. Sensor can be mounted in any orientation depending upon the material path.
  • Built-in Signal Conditioner provides 0-1 V DC Analog Output with Integrated Zero & Gain Pots on rear-side of sensor allowing for convenient calibration by the end-user for highest accuracy
  • Optional output types include 0-10V DC, 4-20mA, RS-232, USB or WiFi
  • Ball-Bearing mounted, Hardcoat Anodized Aluminum V-grooved guide rollers standard. Hardened Steel, Ceramic and U-Grooved roller options available
  • Cast Aluminum Housing is rugged and proves for easy installation using thru holes in housing body or front plate
  • Can be used together with PD765 or SC-PM Digital Tension Indicator or with user-supplied electronics (requires 15-24 V DC regulated power).
  • 3-Roller design insures that the center sensor rollers has the same wrap angle at all times which allows the sensor to be mounted in any position on the line
  • Outer roller spacing changes from 40 mm for ranges up to 1000g, to 100 mm for ranges up to 10Kg and 200 mm for ranges up to 50Kg.
  • Custom-designs are possible along with special features such as air fitting to create positive internal pressure in the housing for protection against airborne chemicals or contaminants

Tension Ranges

Head Width
TS2-500 - 50 g64 mmPA: 0.12 mm
TS2-1000 - 100 g64 mmPA: 0.12 mm
TS2-2000 - 200 g64 mmPA: 0.12 mm
TS2-5000 - 500 g64 mmPA: 0.20 mm
TS2-1K0 - 1000 g64 mmPA: 0.30 mm
TS2-2K0 - 2000 g124 mmPA: 0.50 mm
TS2-5K0 - 5 Kg124 mmPA: 0.80 mm
TS2-10K0 - 10 kg124 mmPA: 1.00 mm
TS2-20K0 - 20 kg224 mmPA: 1.50 mm
TS2-50K0 - 50 kg224 mmsteel rope 1.50 mm
Other tensions ranges and measuring head widths available on request.

* Outside dimensions of front plate
** Suitable for 95 % of applications
PA = Polyamide Monofi lament

Guide Rollers

V-Groove Line Speed
Roller Material
Standard 2000 Hardcoated aluminum
Code K 3500 Hardcoated aluminum
Code H 5000 Plasma-coated aluminium
(for model TS2-100 and higher ranges)
Code ST 1000 Hardened Steel
Code U 1000 U-Grooved, R=3mm
Code B 1000 Tempered steel,
specially for measuring tire cords
Code CE2 1000 Ceramic
Code ASY* 1000 Hardcoated aluminium,
asymetrical groove
Code ASYB* 1000 Tempered steel for tire cord,
asymetrical groove
* for TS2-500 and higher ranges with measuring head width 124 mm

Output Signal Models

Standard 0 - 1 V DC (analog)
Option Code DC: 0 - 10 V DC
Option Code MA: 4 - 20 mA
Option Code 232: 200 Samples/Sec, max
Option Code USB: 500 Samples/Sec, max
Option WL: Wi-Fi

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SC-PM Tension Sensor Indicator
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Tension Indicator with Color Display
- User set limits (Min and Max alarms) with Visual Indicator in LCD with Open Collector output for external signal
- Adjustable damping to reduce tension fluctuates
- Storage for 4 different material calibrations (standard + 3 customer supplied materials)
SC4-PM Panel mount digital display unit
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Panel mount digital display unit
- Panel mount display unit (1/4 DIN IEC 61554 cutout – 91.5 x 91.5 mm)
- Suitable for connecting a maximum of 4 sensors (different ranges are possible) with analog output 0 – 1 V DC or optional series without integrated amplifier (output mV/V)
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Digital Tension Indicator
- Can be scaled to any engineering units desired with user-set decimal point.
- 4-20 mA analog output for recording and control purpose (No analog output provided on PD765-6R5-10)
- Requires 85-265V AC Power, provides regulated power for the tension sensor
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Data Transfer & Analysis Program
- Data can be viewed and analyzed in TensionInspect or transferred to Excel
- Selectable sample rates up to 200 Hz and scalable trend graph "x" and "y" axis



Accuracy± 1.5% Full Scale and 1 digit or better
Overload Protection100% of tension range
Measuring PrincipleStrain gauge bridge
Meas. Roller Defelction0.5 mm, max
Output SignalStandard: 0 - 1 V DC (analog)
Option DC: 0 - 10 V DC
Option MA: 4-20 mA
Option 232: RS-232
USB Output (Option "-USB)USB Connection direct to Windows PC (requires TensionInspect Software, SW-TI3)
Supplied with 3 meter USB-A to USB-B Cable. If USB Cable longer than 5 meters is required, a USB Signal Booster is required.
Option "A10" Strain Gauge Output0.6 +/- 0.12 mV / V, 5V DC (max) power required (3-5V DC)
Frequency Response30Hz (custom frequency response up to 300 Hz available as an option)
Temperature DriftLess than ± 0.1% Full Scale / °C
Temperature Range10 - 45 °C
Air Humidity85% RH, max
Power Required+15 ... 24 V DC, 50 mA (regulated)
Housing MaterialAluminum
Weight net (gross)Approx. 300 g (800 g)
Cable (optional)Straight Connector with 2 meter cable length (6 ft) with open ends on far side (order p/n TS2-CABLE-2M). Other cable lengths and 90-Degree Connector available, INQUIRE.
Connection to PD765SIGNAL:Grey (Sig+) to V+, Blue (Sig-) to COM
DC-POWER: White (Exc+) to P2+, Black/Brown (Exc-) to P2-

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