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136-3-SCF Thin Wire Tension Sensor

Made in Germany
136-3-SCF Thin Wire Tension Sensor
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4 ranges available - Up to 100 Kg (220 lbs)
Material Diameters - 0.5mm up to 5 mm (0.020" - 0.200")

The 136-3-SCF is especially-designed for use in Closed Force System (CFS) applications, where both ends of the material are fixed and there is no available "slack" in the line. This sensor is designed so the cable will pass under the 1st roller and over the center and last roller. This puts a very shallow break angle of the material of the center sensing roller minimizing the error caused by the presence of the tension sensor.

Closed Force System

With traditional 3-Roller systems where the material travels under/over the rollers in the illustration above, a significant error is generated by the presence of the tension sensor increasing the tension dramatically --- as soon as the sensor is installed. The unique design concept of 136-3-SCF eliminates this problem and provides the only accurate means of measuring tension in these types of applications.

The typical measuring error is less than 1%.

The sensor 136-3-SCF for the first-time enables engineers and maintenance personnel the possibility to measure tension in closed force systems including:
  • Yarns & Filaments
  • Brake Cables
  • Aircraft Cables
  • Architectures Cables
  • Wires/Cables up to 5mm diameter


  • Minimal sensor influence on the tension by utilizing the smallest deflection angle possible
  • High accuracy and reproducibility
  • Small angle of material bending, therefore"
    - No damage of the material
    - Very low additional tension during measurement


Tension Measurement:
  • Thin stay ropes and cables
  • Thin static wires
  • Thin pre-loaded wire ropes, steel wire ropes
  • Aircraft support cables
  • Overhead cables
Range of application:
  • String tension of musical instruments
  • Wire EDM machines
  • Airplane manufacturing

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