Many different industries rely on heavy cable wires and ropes for everyday operation. The average person relies on quality cable wires much more than they realize. Heavy cable wires are used in elevators and zip lines, ski lifts and overhead wires for electrical and telephone services. Safety must be maintained for these crucial services, which means that they must be tested regularly using tension meter testing for cable tensioning. Choosing the best tension meter is critical, as the equipment you select must be reliable, work with multiple cable sizes, be regularly calibrated, and meet all of the standards and requirements necessary to get the job done right. Dillon tensionmeters, such as the Dillon Quick-Check Tension Meter is an excellent choice for cable guardrails, guy lines, and overhead wires.
How It Works
The Dillon Quick-Check Tension Meter is a premier innovation within the cable tensioning industry, providing a simple design and optimal accuracy. The digital load cell used with Dillon tensionmeters is rugged, highly repeatable, and extremely accurate. It is the ideal choice for use with testing cable guardrails, guy lines, and overhead wires, having the ability to be placed on a cable, measure its tension, and be removed in under five seconds. Compared to other devices, there are no complicated lookup tables or conversion charts. This is designed with the intent to save the user time and money where it counts the most. The operator can quickly choose from twenty different pre-calibrated wire sizes and types that are stored within the device’s memory. A graphic display shows the current and target tension control limits for quick setting of line tension.
Many different industries rely on Dillon tensionmeters for proper and provable tensioning. Some of the most common applications that this device is used for include cable tensioning and testing for cell towers, stack guy wires, pre-tensioned cable barriers, bridges, elevators, overhead electric transit wires, fall arrest systems, winch ropes, aircraft arresting cables, and utility companies. The wire sizes that the Dillon Quick-Check Tension Meter testing can accommodate include 3/16 of an inch through one full inch or 4.75 mm to 25.4 mm, depending on your needs. With a +3% instrument capacity, which can be calibrated to the specific wire size and type, and loading error for cable elongation of just 0.08 inch or 2 mm, this device provides extremely accurate testing.
Other Benefits of Dillon Tensionmeters
When compared to other devices used for tension meter testing within the cable tensioning industry, Dillon tensionmeters come out on top. A tension meter is useless if it can only measure one size of cable. The digital load cell on the Dillon Quick-Check Tension Meter stores calibrations for up to twenty unique wire sizes and types and features a built-in temperature sensor with patented automatic tension adjustment. The time-saving cable tensioning check mode attaches to a cable in just two seconds and achieves the best accuracy for wire tension. The device can be carried easily in just one hand, yet is portable and rugged, designed for outdoor use and applications in rough environments.
The built-in averaging feature works to save time and eliminate errors. Dillon tensionmeters use field-proven sensors and electronics in the digital load cell, which includes sheaves with bearings to eliminate friction and provide the best accuracy. Everything is designed with the user, and reliable measurements in mind, with an easy-to-read display and full text prompts, a soft-key interface, and an extended handle length for easy placement on the cable. Even battery changes are quick and easy, using popular AA batteries and boasting a long battery life between changes. The Dillon Quick-Check Tension Meter has an operating range of -4 to 158 degrees Fahrenheit or -20 to 70 degrees Celcius, and tension units of measure to include pound-force, kilogram-force, and Newtons, depending on your needs.
Tension Meter Testing Solutions
If you are interested in learning more about testing solutions for cable tensioning with Dillon tensionmeters, contact CSC Force Measurement direct by calling toll-free 1-800-866-3672. We are an authorized dealer for top quality Dillon products, including the Electronic Dynamometer EDXtreme Series, DynaSwitch Crane/Hoist Overload Protection, and the Dillon Crane Scale Series AP. The Dillon Quick-Check Tension Meter is the fastest solution for tension meter testing in the industry, providing reliable and repeatable results. Contact our team to learn more about the digital load cell and other options for the cable tensioning industry. If you need a custom solution, make sure to ask about custom services available through CSC Force Measurement.