Which is better The Chinese tension meter, the German tension meter or the American tension meter

There are many manufacturers of tension meters in the world. Although the principles of tension meters are consistent, there are many differences in the methods and applications of tension meters produced in each country. Following is the specific introduction.


1. The United States. There are two well-known brands in the United States, one is tensitron. The other is OPTI.

The TENSITRON factory has decades of history and has many types of tension meters. From the earliest mechanical TR series wire tension meter, BTM series mechanical band tension meter. To the electronic wire tension meter TX-1 series, and the electronic type band material tension meter WX series, etc., there are a large number of CX series tension meters for railway. The characteristics of TENSITRON's products are that they cover a wide range of applications.. They have their own unique WX series for wide-format material measurement. Other manufacturers are currently unable to provide equipment in this regard. Tensitron can provide any conventional measuring tension meter products. However, although tensitron products have a wide coverage, they also have some disadvantages. Their products were developed a long time ago and there has been no improvement. The customer's usage habits are not as convenient as some other brands. In addition to the crooked aircraft cable tension gauge, their products are not equipped with wire diameter compensation, so the test error are relatively large. The electronic tension meter is also not equipped with an automatic zero reset function. In general, although TENSITRON can provide a wide range of products and a wide range of applications, the overall product structure and functions are relatively backward, and they are not among the advanced manufacturers of tensiometers.


Another brand in the United States is OPTI. the tension meter produced by this factory is only for the measurement of aircraft cable tension. And only mechanical tensiometers are currently on sale. Although electronic tension meters are under development, no products have yet been formed. The mechanical aircraft cable tension meter is also a comparative product. The error is large. The measured value needs to refer to the comparison table to read the final tension value, which is troublesome.


2. Germany. Germany is a big manufacturing country, and there are 3 professional tension meter manufacturers. SCHMIDT, HONIGMANN, TENSIOMETRIC.

SCHMIDT tension meter manufacturer is a professional tension meter manufacturer with a long history. Focus on the development and sales of small-scale tensiometers and tension sensors. Can provide mechanical tension meter and electronic tension meter. The mechanical tensiometer is a product developed by the original SCHMIDT factory and has a long sales history. However, the inherent shortcomings of mechanical tensiometers, such as large errors and inaccurate readings, cannot compete with electronic tensiometers. Later, SCHMIDT and Japan's shimpo brand united with Xinbao's electronic tensiometer to form their own DT series electronic tension meter. Covers wire tension measurement, broadband tension measurement and other fields. Later, due to the breakdown of the cooperative relationship between shimpo and SCHMIDT, Schmidt turned to the development of the new DT series tension meter, which has functions such as wire diameter compensation and automatic zero reset. It should be one of the most advanced tension meters so far. In addition to the DT series, the ZE series and ET series of textile and chemical fiber tension meters have been launched for the textile industry and the chemical fiber industry. Meet the needs of customers in different industries for tension measurement. It can be said that SCHMIDT is one of the most professional providers of small-scale tension meters in the world.


The German HONIGMANN brand is a very good factory and has a history of several decades. The factory is characterized by strong R & D and customization capabilities, and the factory has strong hardware design and processing capabilities. Can be customized according to customer needs. Hand-held tensiometers are also available. However, HONIGMANN's handheld tension meters are all separated from the measuring head and the display unit, with a connecting cable in the middle. There is no one-piece ease of use. In addition, it does not have the functions of automatic zero-clearing and wire diameter compensation. Therefore, it is not widely sold worldwide. The sensors sold by HONGIMANN are very good and very well-known in the entire machinery manufacturing field. There are many cable devices that specify the use of HONIGMANN tension sensor products.

The German company TENSIOMETRIC has a 30-year history and was originally founded by an employee of HONIGMANN after leaving. So the products of TENSIOMETRIC and HONIGMANN are very similar. However, the processing capacity of TENSIOMETRIC is not as good as that of HONIGMANN, and it should be said that it is worse. Therefore, the product seems to be inferior to HONIGMANN's products in terms of design and craftsmanship. TENSIOMETRIC also has two product lines of tension meter and tension sensor. Tensiometers are not widely used for the same reasons as HONIGMANN. But there are still some users of tension sensors. Because of high accuracy and strong durability. TENSIOMETRIC products are specified in many OEMs.


3. Japan. Japan  is also a big manufacturing country, also has its own tension meter manufacturer. One is Japan's shimpo, the other is Japan's Yokogawa. But there is no factory specializing in the manufacture of tensiometers in Japan. Tension meters belong to a small branch of their products. Unlike German companies, they specialize in the production of tension meters and tension sensors. Japan Shimpo only produced a DT series electronic tension meter. When it was designed more than 20 years ago, it should be the most advanced tension meter at that time, with wire diameter compensation function. Applicable to wire and cable, textile and chemical fiber industries. However, because the tension meter is only a small product of shimpo, he failed to make many changes in application like the German company, which is suitable for many industries. shimpo's tension meter is only suitable for wire and cable, textile and chemical fiber industries. However, in the present view, this tensiometer is very backward, in terms of ease of use and ease of maintenance, it is a grade inferior to the current state of the art. There is no automatic reset function.


Tensiometer of Yokogawa Corporation of Japan is a very small commodity classification, and there is only one mechanical pointer tensiometer. The maximum range of Yokogawa's tensiometer is only 2KG, and the full range of tensiometers do not provide wire diameter compensation. If the diameter of the wire measured by the customer is less than 0.2mm, it may be acceptable. After more than 0.2mm, the measurement error is very large.


4. China. As a manufacturing country, China also has many manufacturers of tensiometers with different brands. Tension meter manufacturers in China are divided into two categories, one is to make many products, the tensiometer is only a small one of the products of the company, and the other is a company that specializes in manufacturing, researching, developing and selling tensiometers.

The former company are equipment manufacturers in various industries. But all those company are not specialized tension meter manufacturer ,so the tension meter they produced are not advanced. For example , the sensor the used in the tension meter are pressure sensor ,not tension sensor. So their  tension meter don’t have the auto-zero function . This function is essentialfor the small-scale tension meter.


At present, there is only one chinese company similar to the German company that specializes in the R & D and production of tensiometers. Shenyang Betten Technology Co., Ltd. It has tensiometers covering various industrial fields such as wire and cable, imitation chemical fiber, aerospace, etc. The NTA series is suitable for tension measurement of aircraft steel cables, and the NT series is suitable for tension measurement of wire and cable industries. The NTW series is suitable for tension measurement of wide materials, and NTS is suitable for tension measurement of textile chemical fiber and fine metal wire. The NTSC series is suitable for high-speed tension measurement of chemical fiber spinning. The whole series of products are equipped with tension sensors, which can realize automatic clearing and wire diameter compensation. Shenyang Betten Technology Co., Ltd. is currently the domestic professional tension meter supplier.


The above gives a general description of the entire tensiometer suppliers system in the world. Interested partners can contact us to find the required tensiometer.

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