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MLT Portable Yarn Tension & Rate Meter

Made in Germany
MLT Portable Yarn Tension & Rate Meter
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Tension Measuring Range: 0 - 50 cN (normal, average or peak value)
Max Yarn Speed: 1,000 m/min or 1100 yd/min

The Model MLT WESCO meter is a stand-alone electronic apparatus for accurately measuring and displaying three (3) quality-critical parameters involved in knitting, namely, yarn consumption, yarn tension and yarn speed. All contribute to producing repeatable, uniform quality fabric and products from circular knitting machines with rotating needle cylinders and flat knitting machines, including all body, hosiery and sock machines.

The WESCO MLT displays the Normal, Average and Peak values for yarn tension. All values are shown on an easy to read back-lit LCD display.

A unique, trigger-operated, yarn access system provides easy and sure yarn access and contact with a yarn tension-sensing pin and a yarn speed wheel, while a machine frame-mounted sensor counts revolutions every time a specific, rotating or moving magnetic part passes it, to provide machine RPM and yarn consumption information

This easy-to-use instrument accumulates the data required to produce repeatable, uniform material and products from one machine to the next, even when using different cylinder diameters.


  • Accurately measures Machine Speed, Yarn Length, Yarn Tension and Yarn Speed, in selectable metric or English units
  • Also displays yarn Normal, Average and Peak Tension values realized during the measuring periodd
  • Battery-powered, lightweight and well-balanced for high portability and easy handling
  • User can adjust the preset cylinder rotation count from 1 to 100 as desired
  • MLT WESCO gauge supplied with Battery Charger, Revolution Sensor, Sensor Holder, Magnet, Calibration Kit supplied in Carrying Case
  • 1-Year Warranty

Demonstration Video


Tension Measuring Range0 - 50 cN (normal, average or peak value)
Max yarn speed1,000 m/min or 1100 yd/min
Power SupplyTwo 1.2 V rechargeable NiMH batteries
Battery ChargerPrimary, 100 to 240 V AC, 47 - 63 Hz; secondary 5 V, 2 A DC
LCD Digital Display1 to 9,999 metres or inches
Revolution measuring range1 to 100 revolutions
Battery Life50 hours in normal service
Battery stand-by time300 hours
Accuracy± 1 cm or ± 1 inch

Complete Kit

Supplied as a complete kit with MLT WESCO meter, Battery Charger (with US, EU, UK, & Australia Plug Adapters), Revolution Sensor (with cable and plug), Holder for Revolution Sensor, Magnet with holder, Calibration Kit (20g weight + yarn sample) and Instruction Manual all supplied in a foam-fitted Carrying Case


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Item Description Price
MLT Wesco Portable Yarn Tension, Speed, and Consumption Meter - 042-000-000
MLT Wesco Portable Yarn Tension, Speed, and Consumption Meter - 042-000-000 - REFURBISHED
Revolution Sensor with cable for MLT Wesco
Holder for Revolution Sensor for MLT Wesco
Magnet with Holder for MLT Wesco
Data Transfer Cable for MLT Wesco
Universal AC-Charger for MLT with plug US, UK, Euro, and AU adapters
Replacement LCD for MLT Wesco
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