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MZ1 Narrow Body 3 Roller Tension Sensor

Made in Germany
MZ1 Tension Sensor
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4 Models available with capacities up to 10kg / 10 daN

The MZ1 is a 3 Roller Tension Sensor built in a narrow (25mm / 1") housing designed for parallel installation to simultaneously monitor multiple fibers or wires.


  • Compact housing for parallel mounting
  • Easy user calibration with zero and gain adjustment
  • Built-in amplifier, 0-1V DC output is standard
  • Various Analog and Digital Output Signals available
  • Connection cables are offered in 2-meter, 5-meter and custom lengths


ModelTension rangeMeasuring Head Width*Calibration Material**
MZ1-10000 – 1000 g/cN120 mmPA: 0.30 mm Ø
MZ1-20000 – 2000 g/cN120 mmPA: 0.50 mm Ø
MZ1-50000 – 5000 g/cN120 mmPA: 0.80 mm Ø
MZ1-10K0 – 10 Kg / daN120 mmPA: 1.00 mm Ø
Other tension ranges and measuring head widths are available on request.
Other measuring units available, such as g or kg.
* Outer dimensions of front plate
** Suitable for 95 % of applications PA = Polyamide Monofilament

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Accuracy±1.5 % full scale and ±1 digit % full scale or better
Other calibration material ±3 % full scale or better
Overload protection100 % of tension range
Measuring principleStrain gauge bridge
Measuring roller deflectionMax. 0.5 mm
Natural frequencyApprox. 500 Hz, depending on tension range
Output signalStandard: 0 – 1 V DC (analog) impedance: ≥ 5 kΩ
Option: 0 – 10 V DC (analog), 4 – 20 mA DC (current)
Option digital: USB, RS-232 or RS-422
Damping (fg)Standard: 30 Hz (other values on request)
Temperature range10 – 45 ºC
Humidity85 % RH, max.
Power supply+15…24 V DC, max. 21 mA (standard output)
Code A3: 50 mA, Code 422: 50 mA, Code 232: 40 mA
Housing materialAluminium
Weight, net (gross):Approx. 420 g (580 g)


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