The Rope Tension Meter

The Rope Tension Meter

The Gigasense Rope Tension Meter is very simple and handy to use. Simply hold and “clip” it to the rope to be tested and use the large hand screw to deflect the rope to a fixed angle. The resultant force will affect the load cell and measure the tension in the wire rope. The resultant signal is digitally processed and displayed in a selected pre programmed graduation. The Gigasense Rope Tension Meter can be graduated in kN, klbs or in ton.

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The Rope Tension Meter range of application

The Gigasense Rope Tension Meter was designed to swiftly and accurately measure the tension in fixed or stationary ropes or cables i.e. guy wires for masts and towers or other guyed constructions. The Gigasense Rope Tension Meter will also be very useful in determining the tension in overhead suspension ropes for railway catenaries.

The Gigasense Rope Tension Meter can be used to measure tension forces up to 20 ton metric and for wire ropes with a diameter of up to 38 mm. Thanks to the use of microprocessor technology the Gigasense Rope Tension Meter can be calibrated for up to 10 different wire rope dimensions/types. The digital read out display will clearly show the tension of the wire rope selected. No calibration tables are required. When calibrated for a specific rope, an accuracy of 0,5-2% of rated capacity is normally obtained.

The Rope Tension Meter safety

The Gigasense Rope Tension Meter is a delicate testing instrument for swift, handy and accurate testing of pre tensioned stationary ropes. Thanks to the design of the instrument it can temporarily be overloaded up to 100% of its nominal capacity without affecting the accuracy of the instrument. Thanks to tempered outer rope supports and a centre clamping jaw the instrument gives a long service life with accurate measurements. The Gigasense Rope Tension Meter is delivered in a robust and light weight transport case (760 x 400 x 170 mm) for easy handling and protection of instrument.

Facts

  • Control unit
    Microprocessor.
  • Calibration
    Gigasense Rope Tension Meter can be calibrated for up to 10 different ropes. Load monitoring with RTM 20 does not interfere with the installation.
  • Accuracy
    2-6% of max. rated capacity, depending on rope design.
  • Temperature range
    -20 C to +70 C. (Standard electronics for load monitoring instruments tolerate only temperatures down to 0 degrees centigrade).
  • Overload accuaracy
    The Gigasense Rope Tension Meter will temporarily withstand 100% overload without impairing accuracy.
  • Protection class
    Pressure tight, conforms to IP 67 according to IEC 529
  • Weight
    6.2 kg. Shoulder strap for onsite mobility and a fitted plywood case for transportation.
  • Tempered jaws minimise wear and maintain accuracy.

 

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