Product Information

Tensio 160 - Lysimeter tensiometer

The Tensio 160 was developed for the long term use in lysimeters and is particularly designed for a horizontal installation. The small diameter of the ceramic and the shaft only lead to a small disturbance of the soil material in the lysemeter compared to common field  tensiometer. The arrangement of the filling lines permits the filling and venting in a horizontal and installed position. There is no need to uninstall the tensiometer for refilling. This prevents additional disturbance of the soil material in the lysimeter by multiple installation and removal of the tensiometer. Combined with the corresponding optional control electronics the filling may be performed fully automatically in order to achieve a minimum of maintenance. The pressure sensor with stainless steel diaphragma guarantees optimum function and a long life. If required, the sensor may be replaced without removing the tensiometer.



  • can be installed horizontally
  • can be filled in installed position
  • automatic filling possible




Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications

Tension range:-20 … +89 kPa
Working temperature range:-0 ... +40 °C
Accuracy:±0,3 kPa
Available standpipe lengths:30 cm standard
Customised lengths up to 100 cm
Integrated SMD amplifier
(signal output):
0 - 1 V DC
4 - 20 mA



Order Numbers + Accessories


Ordering Details:

Part. No.:  107100               Lysimeter tensiometer
Customised lengths on request!



Related Products:

Protective capProtects the ceramic cup from drying out and mechanical damage. Suitable for Tensio 100 / Tensio 150 / Tensio 160
V2A-Insertion augerNon-destructive and simple installation of the tensiometers and optimum connection to the pore system of the soil. Suitable for  Tensio 100 / Tensio 150 / Tensio 160
Extension for insertion auger For optimum installation of the tensiometers in greater depths. Enables the adjustment of the auger to different standpipe lengths.
Ceramic cups SKA 100FF Replacement ceramic cup for Tensio 100 / Tensio 150 /Tensio 160 ; ø 10 mm, length 24 mm


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