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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 ResolutionMeas. Head WidthLever 
    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.

    *Accuracy ± 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
    Display 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
    Weight 1.43 lbs. (650 g)
    Operating Temperature 32 to 132 °F (0 to 45 °C)
    Warranty One year
    AC Adapter (optional) 6 VDC @ 300 mA, for continuos in-line use
    DTLX 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