High-Quality Tension Meters

R.D. Jacobs Company offers durably made tension meters. The Dillon Quick-Check Tension Meter quickly measures tension in cable guardrails, guy lines, and overhead wires. Equipped with a highly accurate digital load cell, this meter easily installs, measures, and removes in seconds while requiring no lookup or correction tables. Thanks to these innovative features, it's become a proven tool for construction and utility companies, as well in oil fields and manufacturing plants.

About Our Tension Meters

Our meters are loaded with a variety of features designed to enhance efficiency and make your life easier, including:

  • Attaching to Cable in Two Seconds
  • Achieving the Best Accuracy for Wire Tensions
  • Easily Carried in One Hand
  • Accommodating Wide Range of Wire Sizes & Types
  • Designed for Outdoor Environments & Rough Handling
  • Using Field-Proven Sensors & Electronics

Meter Specifications

  • Tension Capacities: 2000 lb./10 kN/1000 kg
    10,000 lb./45 kN/4500 kg
  • Wire Sizes: 3/16 Inch - 1 Inch. (4.75 mm - 25.4 mm)
  • Accuracy: ±3% Instrument Capacity (Calibrated to Specific Wire Size)
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  • Number of Calibrations: Up to 20 Can be Stored Independently
  • Operating Range: -4°F to 158°F (-20°C to 70°C)
  • Loading Error: Cable elongation of only 0.08 inch (2mm)
  • Display: Dot-graphic LCD display supports full text and 1 inch high digits.
  • Environment Protection: Suitable for Continued Outdoor Use
    Tension Units of Measure Pound Force, Kilogram Force, Newtons
  • Resolution: Configurable Low/Med/High
  • Recalibration*: At User Discretion; Typically Every 24 Months, but Should be More Frequently with Heavy Use; Factory Recalibrations Conducted Typically in 2 - 4 Days
  • Size: 10 x 23 x 3 inch (25 x 59 x 8 cm).
  • Weight: Approximately 11 lb. (5 kg)

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Dillon Quick-Check Gauge

This device takes the guesswork out of sizing cables, saving you valuable time. For better results, we recommend purchasing this device along with the Dillon Quick-Check, a highly portable tension meter that can quickly be installed to measure tension in guiderails, guy lines and overhead wires.

On-site recalibration may be possible through your Dillon distributor.

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