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Quick-Check Cable Tension Meter

Made in USA
Quick-Check Cable Tension Meter
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2 Ranges
2000 lb / 10 kN / 1000 kg - PN AWT05-508112
10000 lb / 45 kN / 4500 kg - PN AWT05-508111
Cables Sizes 3/16" - 1" (5mm - 25mm) (OD)

The Quick-Check Red Cable Tension Meter measures line tension in guy wires, zip lines, guardrail cable, guyed mast towers and overhead lines. It installs, measures and removes in seconds. The Quick-Check features a precision loadcell for highly accurate measurements that do not require lookup or correction tables.

The Quick-Check Red can be placed on a cable, measure its tension, and removed in under three seconds! There are no complex lookup tables, no conversion charts. The operator can quickly select from 20 different wire sizes and types stored in the Quick-Check's memory. The Check-Tensioning mode graphically displays the current and target tensions for extremely quick setting of line tension. Even the infrequent battery changes are quick.

The Quick-Check Red is used in many industries to ensure proper line tension. Common applications include tower and stack guy wires, zip lines, pretensioned cable barriers, bridges, elevators, winch rope, overhead electric transit wires, fall arrest systems, aircraft cables and utilities.

cable tension meter features

Features

  • Includes NIST-Traceable Calibration Certificate
  • 2 Year Warranty
  • Stores calibrations for up to 20 unique wire sizes and types up to 1 inch max. (25 mm)
  • CE Certified
  • Portable and rugged – designed for outdoor use
  • Telescoping handle engages meter quickly with minimal effort
  • Uses stanadrd AA Batteries for up to 120 hours of use
  • User-selected units of measure of Lbf, Kgf or Newtons

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Calibration

Suggested wire calibrations:
Calibrate each cable diameter installed with the most appropriate sheaves. If two cable types are used of the same diameter (e.g. ½” 7x7 and ½” 6x19), calibrate each type independently if accuracy is critical.

Recalibration: At user discretion. Commonly 24 months but should be more frequently with heavy use. Factory recalibration conducted typically in 2-4 days.

Custom Calibration Available
The Quick-Check can be calibrated with a customer supplied sample if none of the factory calibrated materials are suitable. In this case a 10 ft. sample must be supplied (non-returnable).

Complete Kit

The Quick-Check Red is supplied as a complete kit including tension meter, instruction manual and calibration certificate in a heavy duty carrying case.

Specifications

CapacityAWT05-508112 - 2000 lb / 10 kN / 1000 kg
AWT05-508111 - 10000 lb / 45 kN / 4500 kg
Resolution (Selectable)AWT05-508112 Low 10lb/5Kg - Med 5lb/2Kg - High 2lb/1Kg
AWT05-508111 Low 50lb/20Kg - Med 20lb/10Kg - High 10lb/5Kg
*Default Setting is Medium
Wire sizes3/16 inch through 1 inch (4.75 - 25mm)
Accuracy±3% instrument capacity
Number of calibrationsUp to 20 can be stored independently
Operating Temperature-4°F to 158°F (-20°C to 70°C)
Loading errorCable elongation of only 0.08 inch (2mm)
DisplayInformative Display: Shows Unit, Wire Type, Sheave & Battery;
Date and TimeIncluded
Calibration ReminderIncluded (set by factory)
BacklightIncluded (configurable intensity and timer)
PowerAA batteries x2
Battery Life10 Hz = over 250 hours continuous
100Hz = over 100 hours continuous
*Tested with blacklight off
AZT (Automatic Zero Tracking) & FilteringConfigurable AZT and Filtering
Carrying CaseIncluded
RS-232 Port4-Pin Lemo RS-232 output
Sheave rangeSheave accommodates rated cable size and 1/2" smaller. Sheaves are not compatible with larger wire sizes - order additional sheaves for wire sizes.
Units Of Measurepound-force, kilogram force, Newtons
Environment protectionSuitable for continued outdoor use
Dimensions10 x 23 x 3 inch (25 x 59 x 8 cm)
WeightApprox 11 lb (5 kg)
Shipping Weight30 lbs (14 kg)
Shipping Dimensions28 x 16 x 7 inches (71 x 41 x 18 cm) with carrying case
Warranty2 Years
Cal AlertPW=801 to Reset

Calibration

The Quick-Check needs to be calibrated in advance for each wire diameter / wire construction you will be measuring. 1 calibration is included at no charge, each additional calibration is $120.

When listing cables you must provide the diameter & construction, for example;
Cable 1: 1/2", 1x7
Cable 2: 3/4", 1x19

Complete List of Calibrations Samples Available: Click here to view complete list of calibrations (EXCEL FILE)

Wire
Diameter
Wire
Construction
Inch
1x6
1x7
1x19
3x7
6x7
6x19
6x26
6x36
6x37
7x19
8x19
19x7
3/16
X
X
X
X
X
1/4
X
X
X
X
X
9/32
X
X
5/16
X
X
X
X
3/8
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
7/16
X
X
X
X
X
X
1/2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
9/16
X
X
X
X
5/8
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
11/16
X
X
3/4
X
X*
X
X
X
X
X
13/16
X
7/8
X
X
X
X
1
X
X
MM
1x6
1x7
1x19
3x7
6x7
6x19
6x26
6x36
6x37
7x19
8x19
19x7
5
X
6
X
7.8
X
X
8
X
9
X
9.5
X
9.6
X
X
10
X
10.5
X
11
X
12
X
X
X
X
12.5
X
13
X
X
14
X
X
15
X
16
X
X
17
X
18
X
20
X
X
25.4
X
X
* = Pre-stretched

ACSR Cable - #2, #4, 1/O, 2/O, 4/O, 336 Oriole, 397, 556, 563 Penguin, 743 Chickadee, 997 Petunia, 795 Drake

Calibration load may be changed if desired. Higher calibration loads are limited by max. capacity of the sling. If the desired wire size/type does not appear, customer may supply 10 ft. sample of wire to determine if a custom calibration sling can be created (non-returnable). Consult factory for details.


Ordering Example
Item Description
AWT05-508111 10000 lb Cable Tension Meter
36309-0010 Code S Sheave for 1/4" to 3/4"
CAL1 1st Calibration Free EX: 5/16" 1x7
CAL2 Optional Calibration* EX: 1/2" 6x19
*20 separate calibrations maximum

The Quick-Check Cable Tension Meter, includes calibration on one factory sample. SPECIFY diameter and wire construction.

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Item Description Price
Quick-Check Cable Tension Meter, 2000lb Capacity with 1 set of sheaves, Calibration for 1 Wire Size / Construction and carrying case. Includes NIST-Traceable Calibration Certificate.
$3,070.00
Quick-Check Cable Tension Meter, 10,000lb Capacity with 1 set of sheaves, Calibration for 1 Wire Size / Construction and carrying case. Includes NIST-Traceable Calibration Certificate.
$3,130.00
Quick-Check Cable Tension Meter, 10,000lb Capacity with Sheave Set S, Calibrated on 3/4" Diameter, 3x7 Galvanized Steel Cable supplied in carrying case. Includes NIST-Traceable Calibration Certificate.
$3,130.00
Quick-Check Cable Tension Meter, 10,000lb Cap with 2 sets of sheaves (P,T), and carrying case, Pre-Calibrated with 16 calibrations - Click to view calibrations
$5,180.00
ZIP Line Quick-Check Cable Tension Meter, 10,000lb Capacity calibrated for 5 common cables used for Zip Lines - Click to view calibrations
$3,570.00
Accessories
36309-0085
Code L Sheave for 3/16 - 1/4" / 4.75 - 6.5mm Cable Diameters
$395.00
36309-0044
Code P Sheave up to 1/2" cable (1 set included with purchase of meter, extra sheaves $290.)
$290.00
36309-0010
Code S Sheave for 1/4" to 3/4" (1 set included with purchase of meter, extra sheaves $290.)
$290.00
36309-0101
Code T Sheave for 1/2" to 1" (1 set included with purchase of meter, extra sheaves $290.)
$290.00
AWT20-508267
Cable Diameter Gauge, Quickly Identifies Cable Size
$25.00
QC-CAL
Additional Calibrations for the Quick-Check
$110.00
AWT05-509279
Data export pack, includes all cables and wedge software to send data from gauge to PC
$375.00
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