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ETPB-ETPX Limited Access Digital Tension Meter

Made in GermanyElectronic tension meter for hard to reach and limited access space applications with ceramic pins up to max. 6000 m/min 

2 Models
ETPB (Basic unit) & ETPX (with memory and outputs)

3 Ranges
0.5 - 100, 2 - 200, 2 - 500 (g or cN)

Three long, closely-spaced slender shafts with precision guide rollers or pins at their ends combine with the latest in microprocessor technology to make this instrument top choice for all limited-access, tension measuring applications.

Tension meter with measuring head as small as possible for textile application only

Reversible display for right or left-hand operation

Special features for the ETPX models: 

  • Memory of max. 4000 displayed tension values splitted up to 255 series of measurements and statistics (Last, AVG, MIN and MAX of displayed values, MIN-PEAK and MAX-PEAK are values measured within a measuring frequency of 1 kHz)
  • USB interface for connection to a PC (With the program SW-TI3 »Tension Inspect 3« readings can be 
    displayed, statistically analyzed and saved.)
  • 4 different memory modes can be selected by the operator:
    - Mode S: only statistical values per series are displayed
    - Mode L: statistics plus 10 displayed values of each series of measurements
    - Mode C: statistics plus 4000 displayed values arbitrary splitted up to 255 series
    - Mode F: as C plus higher sampling rate of 100 Hz = 100 values/s

  • User Selectable Units Grams or Centinewtons
  • New filament guide for easy acquisition of material
  • Adjustable damping for easier readings when tension fluctuates
  • Backlit LCD Display
  • 0-2 VDC analog output for connection to a chart recorder or data logger
  • USB output for batch download or real-time data transfer to TensionInspect Software
  • TensionInspect Software plus USB cable provided FREE

Tension Ranges
ModelRanges ResolutionRollers or Pins  
ETB-100 / ETX-100 0.5-100.0 0.1Rollers  
ETB-200 / ETX-200 1-200 1Rollers  
ETB-500 / ETX-500 1-500 1Rollers  
ETPB-100 / ETPX-100 0.5-100.0 0.1Ceramic Pins  
ETPB-200 / ETPX-200 1-200 1Ceramic Pins  
ETPB-500 / ETPX-500 1-500 1Ceramic Pins  
Selectable Units: Grams or Centinewtons Outer Roller Spacing 24mm Standard Calibration Material 0.20 mm Ø Polyamide Monofilament


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Tension Inspect Data Transfer & Analysis Program

  • TensionInspect is an easy-to-use program designed to display, record, graph and print data transferred from the gauge.
  • Can be used for: Tension Meters: Series DT, ETX, KXE, MST, TS and FS
  • Displays the measurements as digital value
  • Displays the measurements as X-Y diagram

More details

Tension Inspect Data Transfer & Analysis Program

Accuracy±1 % full scale ±1 digit or better
(typical ±0.5 % full scale)
Factory Calibration Material0.20 mm Ø Polyamide Monofilament
Minimum Access Space Required3/4" x 1" (20 x 26mm)
Guide Roller / Pin MaterialRollers, chrome-plated steel, std : 2000 m/min
Ceramic pins, optional : 6000 m/min
Outputs Signal AnalogANALOG, 0-2.0 V DC, proportional to tension
Outputs Signal DigitalRS232 (9600, 8,N, 1)
Measuring PrincipleStrain-gauge bridge
Maximum Sensing-Roller Displacement0.5mm
Scanning Frequency100 / sec., except 40/sec. in PEAK mode
Display Update0.5 sec. (2 times per second)
Thermal Drift0.25% full scale per degree C
Natural Frequency250 Hz
Over Range10% FS, without accuracy guarantee
Overload Protection200%
Temperature Limits40-115° F (5-45° C)
Automatic Zero± 20% of range
Rel. Humidity Limit95%
Battery/Life9 volt, long-life lithium (included), non-rechargeable / Approx. 80 hrs. (Note: A standard 9V alkaline battery can be used as a backup, but with greatly reduced life.)
Low Battery Voltage IndicatorLO BAT, or equivalent display
Weight14 oz. (400 g)
Dimensions13" x 1-3/4" x 1" (330 x 45 x 25mm)
Complete KitTension Meter, one long-life 9V lithium battery and instructions, all supplied in a foam-fitted carrying case.
MemoryLast, average, MAX, MIN, MAX-PEAK, MIN-PEAK

Complete Kit

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