February 16, 2018 Thomas Hedberg

Choosing the Right Cable Tension Meter

Heavy cable wires are more prevalent in our lives than most people know. They are part of the phones we use each day, they help us get to work and move around the world, we use them in elevators, ski lifts, and zip lines, among a myriad of other things.

These cables are a crucial part of our every day life, and it is crucial that we maintain them, keeping them safe and testing regularly, using a Penn-Tech Cable Tension Meter.

With cable tension meters, there are a few key characteristics you need to look for:

  1. Reliability: A cable tension meter should be easy and quick to use, but reliability is priceless. Especially if you have several cables to test, you shouldn’t have to scramble when your digital displays stop working. A reliable mechanical display is vital with tension meters.
  2. Multiple Cable Sizes: A cable tension meter is useless to a technician if it can only measure one size of cable. Finding the right cable tension meter that adjusts to various cable sizes is a very important aspect in choosing your tension meter.
  3. Calibration: It is extremely important for the cable tension meter to regularly calibrated by professionals in the industry with the proper equipment and expertise.

There are a few options on the market for tension meters, but few meet all these requirements. Be sure you make the right choice.

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Thomas Hedberg

Thomas A. Hedberg is the President of Penn-Tech International, Inc. of Frazer, Pennsylvania and can be reached at (484) 395-0145 or pti@ptii.net.

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