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Controlled Cable Tensioning

A cable tension test is very important due to environmental influences such as heat or cold that often affect the cable length.


Overhead electricity and communication lines

Suspension bridges

Large tents

Ron Crane Scales and dynamometers special features that make them especially suitable for this application:

  • Portability thanks to small dimensions and lightweight.

  • High accuracy of 0.1% of full scale

  • Extremely long battery life

  • High reliability: 40 years in the market

  • Remote indicator

  • Fatigue rated and aerospace quality steel for increased safety

How to check tension in a cable without permanently installing a load cell: 

1.  Obtain a tension meter kit which includes:

        a) an auxiliary cable

        b) a turnbuckle or cable puller attached to the auxiliary cable

        c) a Ron Load Cell attached to the auxiliary cable per the manufacturer’s instructions

        This is the tension meter kit.

2.  Using cable grips, attach the tension meter kit, leaving slack, to the fixed cable to be tension tested.

3.  Slowly tighten the tension in the tension meter kit, manually checking the fixed cable for the first signs of slackness.

4.  As soon as the first signs of slackness appear in the fixed cable, the entire load has been transferred to the tension meter kit, and the force will be displayed by the Ron Load Cell.

5.  If the load is less than desired, tighten the turnbuckle on the fixed cable and retest until the desired load is obtained.

6.  If the load is greater than desired, loosen the turnbuckle on the fixed cable and retest until the desired load is obtained.

7.  Remove the tension meter kit.



Recommended Models

Ron 2000-S

Ron 2125-S

Ron 2150-S

Ron 2501-S

Contractor measures tension on a cable

Guy wires are anchored to the ground








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