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DynaTension® Tension Meter

DynaTension® - These patented, multi-purpose tension meters are reliable and virtually maintenance free.  Applications include:  Crane Loads, Anchor Mooring Systems, Cables, Wire Ropes, Bridge Cables, Dam Gate Cables, Wire, Chains, etc. 

Portable - Model P1000 - Tension Meter
Direct Tension Readings From
Fractional Pounds To Ten Million Pounds
Non-Contact & Contact Use
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P1000 Riggers Kit
This versatile multi-purpose instrument can be used on a variety of materials and there is no loss of calibration with use.

P1000 Riggers Kit Includes both the non-contact and contact sensor options. Comes complete with soft-side carrying case, shoulder strap and battery charger.

 Standard Sensor Options For Use With The Model P1000
Vari-l Sensor Acsens 103A
VARI-L #101 -  Requires no physical contact; works only with metallic materials, best suited for harsh environments; works on rods or cables and on other tension members such as chain. ACSENS # 103A- Attaches to member under tension; may be any material. This sensor is well suited for harsh environments. Best suited for shorter or narrower spans and higher range tension applications in material larger than 1/4" diameter.
HOW THE METER WORKS: The DynaTension Technology senses the fundamental frequency of vibration of a cable or other materials under load. A sensor automatically converts this frequency to an analog voltage. The computed tension is then displayed on a high contrast LCD display. With one keypad entry you can also program to read only the vibration frequency. The basic Model P1000 meter is fully portable, weighs only 5 pounds and does not require in-line installation.

SIMPLE TO USE - In four short steps you can take accurate tension measurements

First, you will enter the weight per foot of your material through the keypad. Second, you enter the length (in inches) between two fixed points that your material contacts. Third, attach the ACSENS sensor or hold the VARI-L sensor nominally 1/4' from you material. Fourth, strum or tap your material under tension to set it vibrating. In just seconds the reading will stabilize and indicate tension accurately from less than 1% to more than 100% of your materials break strength.

This instrument is virtually maintenance free. The inexpensive 6-volt, sealed lead-acid battery should be changed annually to ensure proper function. There is no loss of calibration with use so calibration services are not required. The internal firmware includes a self-check to verify the accuracy and functionality by means of user keypad entries. Weather, dirt, shock, overload or cable lubricants do not effect the P1000.

CURRENT APPLICATIONS
FOR DYNATENSION TECHNOLOGY
  • CRANE LOADS
  • VESSEL TOW CABLE
  • TOWER GUYS
  • BRIDGE CABLES
  • CONSTRUCTION BEAMS
  • ELEVATOR CABLES
  • FABRIC ROOF SUPPORT CABLES
  • DAM GATE CABLES
  • GEOPHYSICAL ARMORED CABLE
  • ANCHOR LAYING
  • IN SITU PRESTRESSED STRAND
  • PRESTRESSED STRAND
  • THEATER PROP CABLES
  • OPTOMECHANICAL CABLE MFG.
  • LARGE DRIVE BELTS
  • THEATER PROP CABLES
  • ANCHOR LINE TENSION MONITORING