Tension Meter ZF2

Schmidt ZF2 Tension Meter for Fibers Yarns and Fine Wires


7 Tension ranges from 1 – 5 cN to 10 – 100 cN

Economical mechanical tension meter for checking  fibres, threads and fine wires with low tensions up to max. 100 cN

Most popular tension meter in the textile industry with analog display for low tensions

Slim filament guide with small guide rollers for limited access space

Special Features

  • The analog display shows changing and fluctuating tensions fast and enables an optimal process adjustment
  • Filament guide and roller shifting mechanism ensure easy acquisition of the running material
  • Large, easy to read scale (54 mm Ø)
  • Light weight

Standard Features

  • Everything in operator’s view:
    – the guide rollers
    – the measured material
    – the readings
  • Ball-bearing mounted, V-grooved guide rollers
  • Each instrument is individually calibrated for highest accuracy
  • Housing made of high-strength plastic
  • Certificate of Compliance with the order 2.1 according DIN EN 10204 is included
  • Optionally available: Inspection Certificate 3.1 according DIN EN 10204 with calibration report

Available Models

Model Tension Ranges
Measuring Head Width*
Calibration Material**
ZF2-5 1 – 5 43 Filament: 25 tex
ZF2-10 1 – 10 43 Filament: 25 tex
ZF2-12 1 – 12 43 Filament: 25 tex
ZF2-20 2 – 20 43 Filament: 25 tex
ZF2-30 3 – 30 43 PA: 0.12 mm Ø
ZF2-50 5 – 50 43 PA: 0.12 mm Ø
ZF2-100 10 – 100 43 PA: 0.12 mm Ø

Other tension ranges available on request.
Other units of measure available, such as g.
* Width of filament guide
** Suitable for 95 % of applications – PA = Polyamide Monofilament

Calibration to customized material:
If process material differs significantly from the SCHMIDT calibration material in diameter, rigidity or shape, special calibration using customer supplied samples is recommended. For this purpose a material sample of about 5 m should be supplied.


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Model ZF2 – 5

Model ZF2 – 10

Model ZF2 – 12

Model ZF2 – 20

Model ZF2 – 30

Model ZF2 – 50

Model ZF2 – 100

SCHMIDT scales are manufactured according to the most stringent quality requirements. Printed scales are not used. Instead, each scale is individually marked for the instrument involved. This ensures highest quality. Our special procedure makes it possible to provide tension meters

  • calibrated to custom supplied material
  • fine tuned to a specific tension range
  • other units of measure such as g

Guide Rollers

Line Speed
Roller Material
Standard 900 Hardcoated aluminium
Code K 2000 Hardcoated aluminium
Code T 450 Plastic (POM) black
Code W 450 Nickel-plated steel

Click the order-code, to get picture and drawing of the guide rollers

Spare Rollers

Guide Rollers

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overview for the guide rollers

Calibration Report (optional)

Calibration Report

Inspection Certificate 3.1 according DIN EN 10204
including a calibration report is optional available

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Ordering Example

To place an order Model with
Code for
guide rollers

(if not standard)
Order No.
Please indicate the com-
plete order number, e. g.:
ZF2-100 + K = ZF2-100-K

Delivery Includes

scope of delivery tension meter ZF2: Tension meter with carrying case, operating instruction in german or english (as requested), Certificate of Compliance with the order 2.1 according DIN EN 10204 free of charge


DimensionsFor PDF-file please
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Calibration: According to SCHMIDT factory procedure
Accuracy: ±1 % full scale or ±1 graduation on scale
Scale diameter: 54 mm
Temperature range: 10 – 45 ºC
Air humidity: 85 % RH, max.
Housing material: Plastic (POM)
Housing dimensions: 157 x 85 x 32 mm (LxWxH)
Weight, net (gross): Approx. 200 g (600 g)


Warranty Period : 1 year
Model : ZF2
Stock : Available
Origin : Germany
Discount : No
Brand : Schmidt
Product : Available