Expertly Fabricated Dynamometers

As the number one brand of dynamometers for over 60 years, it would be easy to rest on our accomplishments. But we have a different idea. We revolutionize the industry with two incredibly unique products: the EDxtreme and EDjunior.

The EDXtreme

We set out to create a system that had never been achieved – a modular dynamometer so flexible it could serve as a simple hanging scale or could form the hub of a complex weighing system. Our goal was to have multiple dynamometers monitoring many critical lifting points in the same airspace – all from a single wireless remote. Today, we offer exactly that with the EDxtreme with optional Communicator.


Building a precision instrument that can survive real-world punishment requires masterful engineering. This is where Dillon's experience shines through. The engineers assigned to the EDxtreme drew on a depth of industrial application knowledge and conducted exhaustive materials testing to achieve the highest structural integrity.

The added functionalities of the EDXtreme Dynamometer provide a greater distance for remote operation, eliminate interference issues and now one or more communicators can monitor multiple dynamometers, and display readings at any or all lift points and calculate the total load. These features include:

  • 3X Longer Battery Life
  • 300' - 600' Radio Communication Distance
  • High Speed Peak Capture
  • Improved Backlight Intensity
  • Date & Time
  • Continuous Data Storage
  • Re-Calibration Reminder
  • Multiple Communicators
  • Date & Time Recorded with Overload
  • Faster RF connectivity (Less than 2 Seconds)
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Specialty Features

  • Superior Strength & Corrosion Resistance - High capacity models are constructed of electroless nickel-plated aircraft-quality alloy steel. Lower capacity models are anodized aircraft-quality aluminum.
  • 5:1 Factor of Safety - This measure of strength and safety is maintained at all capacities. Computer modeling confirms the low stress and long product life that is inherent in the EDxtreme design.
  • Retained Hardware - Allows permanent attachment of centering spacers, which eliminates fumbling during high capacity rigging.
    NEMA 4X/IP55 - The EDxtreme is clearly the choice for reliability in any environment, in-plant or out on the job site.
  • Xtreme accuracy of 0.1% - High resolution and accurate repeatable readings are essential to proper weighing. The higher standards set for the EDxtreme meant taking the time to ensure that material characteristics, load element design and strain gage meshed perfectly. The result of that effort is a typical accuracy of 0.1% of full scale capacity. The enhanced resolution mode of 1 part in 5000 provides the level of readability needed for refined weighing.
  • Exclusive SOFTKEY Interface - Dillon has eliminated confusing menus for faster setup and simple operation. In addition to lbf, kgf and Newtons, programmable functions can correct for gravitational variations and allow the use of custom units of measurement.
  • Wide-Angle LCD - Provides improved readability over a wider viewing angle and is available with backlighting for low light conditions.
  • Battery Operation - The EDxtreme is powered by two standard C-cell batteries. Batteries are easily accessible for fast replacement.
  • Wireless Communication - Unlike the single-frequency products on the market today, the EDxtreme radio dynamometer utilizes leading-edge 2.4Ghz radio frequency technology to eliminate common interference. This technology automatically "hops" from frequency to frequency to establish and maintain the strongest, most reliable communications.
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The EDjunior

The EDjunior is an extremely well-built instrument that gets straight to the point – apply a load and take a reading. Its Spartan design is a direct response to industries that have wanted a well-built instrument that could be relied upon for simple, yet critical measurements of force and weight.

The EDjunior is all about value. Behind its simple design and easy operation, you will find the quality and performance that has been lacking in the low price range. With this dynamometer, Dillon proves that economy can go hand-in-hand with accuracy, long service life and, most importantly, worker safety.



  • Measurement Capabilities - Provides peak detection as well as sustained load readings. Selectable units of measure include lbf, kgf and Newtons.
  • Accuracy - The load element design and strain gauges chosen for the EDjunior produce an accuracy of 0.2 % (full scale). This level of precision offers flexibility for use in a broad range of applications.
  • Resolution - Readings are displayed with a resolution of 1 part in 1000 to ensure the level of readability required for critical lifting applications.
  • Control Interface - The exclusive Dillon SOFTKEY interface provides direct access to setup and display functions without the typical confusing menu structure. The 6-digit dot-matrix display features 1.4" high numerals for greater visibility.
  • High Strength, Low Weight - Heavy, cumbersome tools make tough jobs even harder. Through the use of aircraft quality aluminum, Dillon has made the EDjunior an easy-to-position, highly mobile instrument with exceptional strength. It offers an impressive 7:1 factor of safety at all capacities. Dillon's distinctive angle-body design further eliminates unnecessary weight and streamlines the unit to help prevent binding.
  • Battery Operation - Power is supplied by two C-cell batteries that are easily accessible through a side-loading port. Battery replacement, however, is a rare event. With the EDjunior's low power consumption, typical battery life is over 200 hours.
  • All Environments - With its NEMA4/IP65 design, the EDjunior is at home in virtually any environment and ideally-suited to exterior job-site applications as well as in-plant use.

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AP Dynamometer

Tackle a diverse range of jobs. The AP dynamometer allows you to take on projects like mounting cables for bridges, adjusting tension on guy wires, field testing chain, rope, wire, or anything requiring precision force or tension measurement. This options exhibits limitless versatility as a tension, traction and weight measuring instrument.

AP Dynamometer


  • Full Selection of Capacities - Available in capacities from 500 to 50,000 pounds, 200 to 20,000 kilograms, 2,000 to 500,000 Newtons.
  • Long Life - This device features a steel flexing beam and heavy aluminum alloy case with a baked-on protective finish, in addition to a dial face sealed and cushioned with a rubber gasket
  • Safe for Overhead Applications - Most models come with a 5:1 ultimate safety factor.
  • Zero Control - Use it like a tare, as this model can cancel preset load values up to 20% of device capacity.

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