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DTLB-DTLX Digital Tension Meter

Made in GermanyDTLB Standard Model
DTLX Data-Logging Model

3 Ranges Up To 10 Kg
For material diameters up to 8mm (5/16")

DTLB and DTLX models feature large diameter rollers with wide roller spacing to minimize bending when measuring tensions on rigid/stiff materials such as certain canles, buffer tubes, central strength members, plastic tubes, etc.

DTLX Additional Features

  • Built-in datalogging with RS232 and 0-1 VDC Analog output
  • Memory capacity of 100 values plus min, max, peak, avg and standard deviation
  • Optional TensionView software available for batch download or continuous real-time trending


  • Large, V- or U-grooved guide rollers with 29.5 mm groove diameter, ball-bearing mounted
  • Large bending radius assures gentle handling of the material being measured
  • Special guides on the bracket assembly permit easy material acquisition
  • A precision strain-gauge sensing system accurately measures the force on the middle sensing roller.
  • High-Speed Measurement Captures Max, Min & Peak Tension Values

Tension Ranges

Model Ranges Resolution Meas. Head Width Lever  
200-2000 g 1 g185 mmOptional 
400-5000 g 1 g235 mmOptional 
1 - 10 Kg 0.01 Kg235 mmIncluded 
NOTE Customer's sample required for calibration

NOTE DTLB-10K-L & DTLX-10K-L include lever in place of thumb piece. Lever is available as option on other ranges.


Roller Details Image Dimensions
Max Speed:
4000 (m/min)
Material: hardened steel (R10006)
Option - R1
Max Speed:
4000 (m/min)
Material: hardened steel (radius R5)

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Complete Kit

The DTLB / DTLX is supplied as a complete kit including tension meter, four (4) AA batteries and instruction manual in rugged plastic carrying case.


± 0.5% Full Scale, ± 1 digit
(10 - 90% of Full Scale)
± 3.0% Full Scale, ± 1 digit
(Remaining portion of range)
Measuring Frequency
Measuring Frequency
Deflection of Sensing Roller
0.2 mm (maximum)
Overload Capacity
200% of Full Scale
4-Digit LCD, 12 mm high
Display Update Rate
0.5, 1.0, 2.0 or 4.0 seconds, dip-switch selectable
Standard Memory
Last, maximum, minimum and peak
Field Calibration Adjustment
± 7 steps, 1.5% per step
Battery Type
Four (4) 1.5 V AA (included)
Battery Life
20 hours, continuous use
Auto Power Off
After 2 minutes of non-use
Roller Material
hardened steel
Maximum Speed
4000 m/min
Housing Material
Die-cast Aluminum
1.43 lbs. (650 g)
Operating Temperature
32 to 132 °F (0 to 45 °C)
One year
AC Adapter (optional)
6 VDC @ 300 mA, for continuos in-line use
Additional Specifications
Memory Capacity
100 values plus maximum, minimum, average, peak, standard deviation and memory location
Memory Operation
Continuous Mode: Automatic storage of each displayed value until memory is full
On-Demand Mode: Displayed value is stored when STORE key is pressed
Serial Output
RS-232C (4800 baud, 8 bit word length, no parity, 2 stop bits)
Analog Output
0-1 VDC, proportional to tension range
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