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QB-10000 Elevator Cable Tension Meter
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Discontinued, Consider CTM2

Capacity: 10000 lb / 45 kN / 4500 kg
Calibration: Calibrated for 1⁄2", 9⁄16" and 5⁄8" wire rope (8x19) additional calibrations are optional

The new QB-10000 Tension Meter provides a quick and easy way to accurately measure and display all of the elevator traction cable tensions in a set while the tension on a single cable is being adjusted. This makes it extremely easy to balance the tensions of up to 16 elevator cables or any other multiple-line array of tension cables, such as tower and stack guy wires, crane rigging sets and platform lifts, etc. The digital display also shows the average tension of the set as well as the total tensile load.

The QB-10000 installs easily, measures cable tension up to 10,000 lbs directly, stores readings and is removed from the cable in seconds. No lookup or reference to correction or conversion charts is required. Writing down measurements for comparison purposes is also not required.

Balancing the tensions on a set of cables takes minutes instead of hours and can be done by a single person, working alone, instead of two or three.


  • DIRECT READING -- no reference to conversion charts required
  • Minimum training time required. Significant labor and time savings over alternative methods
  • View tensions on all cables in the set, average tension and total tensile load on the back-lit display - instantly. Display also features full text prompts
  • Balance tensions in up 16 cables
  • Accommodates wide range of cable types and sizes, from 3/16” to 1”
  • One (1) set of sheaves for wire rope sizes from ¼” to ¾” is included. Other size sheaves are optionally available
  • Calibration for three wire rope sizes is included. They are for steel, 1⁄2", 9⁄16" and 5⁄8", all 8 x 19. Calibration for up to five additional sizes or types is optionally available
  • Safety improvement gained by measurement method
  • Highly visible yellow finish with easy to use soft-key interface
  • Powered by two (2) standard, easily-replaced AA batteries to provide long life between changes
  • 2-Year Warranty
  • CE Certified


Display showing cable tension summary screen.

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Capacity10,000 Lbs / 45 kN / 4,500 kg
Accuracy± 3% of full scale, when using cable that is calibrated for same wire rope size and type
± 5% with same wire rope diameter as calibrated but different wire rope type
Number of CalibrationsCalibration for up to 3 Wires Rope Sizes Included, 8 Calibrations Maximum
Loading errorCable elongation of only 0.08" (2mm)
DisplayDot graphic, backlit LCD supports full text and 1.0" high digits
Sheave SetSupplied with one set of sheaves for 1/4" to 3/4" Wire Rope. Other sheave sets may be ordered as necessary
Environmental protectionSuitable for continued outdoor use
Operating Range-4°F to 140°F (-20°C to 60°C)
Common Wire Rope Calibrations1/2" 8x19, 9/16" 8x19 and 5/8" 8x19
Tension Units of MeasurePound-force, kilogram force or Newtons, user-selectable
ResolutionConfigurable for low, medium or high

Complete Kit

The QB-10000 Quick Balance Tension Meter is supplied as a complete kit including 10,000 lb capacity meter, fitted with 1/4" to 3/4" Sheave Set and (3) pre-loaded calibrations:
1/2" 8x19
9/16" 8x19
5/8" 8x19

Shipped in foam-fitted, hard-plastic carrying case