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CTM Cable Tension Meter - DISCONTINUED, REPLACED BY CTM2

Made in USA
CTM Cable Tension Meter
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The CTM has been replaced by the CTM2, click here to go to the CTM2 Webpage.

2 Models
CTM-2000
- 2000 lb / 10 kN / 1000 kg - PN 36289-0022
CTM-10000 - 10000 lb / 45 kN / 4500 kg - PN 36289-0014
Measures Cables 3/16" - 1" (5mm - 25mm) (OD)

The Check-Line Type CTM Digital Cable Tension Meter quickly measures tension in cable guardrails, guy wires and overhead lines. It installs, measures and removes in seconds. The digital loadcell is highly accurate and requires no lookup or correction tables.

The Fastest Cable Tension Meter
The CTM can be placed on a cable, measure its tension, and removed in under five seconds! There are no complex lookup tables, no conversion charts. The operator can quickly select from 15 different cable sizes and types stored in the CTM'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.

Broad Application
The CTM can be employed in many industries to ensure proper tensioning. Typical applications include tower and stack guy wires, pretensioned cable barriers, bridges, elevators, winch rope, prestressed concrete, fall arrest systems, aircraft cables and utilities.

Features

  • Includes NIST-Traceable Calibration Certificate
  • 2 Year Warranty
  • Stores calibrations for up to 15 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

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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 CTM 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).

Optional Carrying Case


Heavy duty plastic construction with custom foam inserts to secure the CTM tension meter and accessories. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Specifications

CapacityCTM-2000 - 2000 lb / 10 kN / 1000 kg
CTM-10000 - 10000 lb / 45 kN / 4500 kg
Resolution (Selectable)CTM-2000 Low 10lb - Med 4lb - High 2lb
CTM-10000 Low 50lb - Med 4lb - High 2lb
*Default Setting is Medium
Wire sizes3/16 inch through 1 inch (4.75 - 25mm)
Accuracy±3% instrument capacity
Number of calibrationsUp to 15 can be stored independently
Operating Temperature-4°F to 140°F (-20°C to 60°C)
Loading errorCable elongation of only 0.08 inch (2mm)
DisplayDot-graphic LCD display
supports full text and 1 inch high digits
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 Weight25lbs (12 kg)
Shipping Dimensions29 x 19 x 9 inch with case
Warranty2 Years

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What Size Sheaves should be Purchased?
Three sheave sizes are available. For most applications one sheave set for the entire assortment of wire they tension will be sufficient. If you need to check tension in both 3/16" and 3/4" rope, then they should order two sheave sets. The operator must use the appropriate sheave set for the wire size and calibration stored. Changing sheaves sets takes about two minutes with the included wrench.

Calibrations Samples on hand:

-> 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
1/8
X
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
CTM-10000 CTM-10000 Cable Tension Meter
CTM-SH-S Code S Sheave for 1/4" to 3/4"
CTM-CC CTM Carrying Case
CTM-CAL1 1st Calibration Free EX: 5/16" 1x7
CTM-CAL2 Optional Calibration* EX: 1/2" 6x19
*15 separate calibrations maximum

CTM-10000 Cable Tension Meter, includes calibration on one factory sample. SPECIFY diameter and wire construction.

CTM Delivery Box Dim Dim Weight Actual Weight
with Carry Case 28x18x12 44 24
without Carry Case 34x12x5 14 19