TensitronTensitron Products, Manufacturing Tension Meters Since 1935  
Precision Tension Meters and Tension
Measuring Instrumentation Since 1935
733 S. Bowen St.
Longmont, CO



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Cable Meter 1000 Dimensional Drawing
Cable Meter Datasheet
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Models Available to Measure up to 1,000 lb Tension In Flexible Cable Diameters as Large as .625"
Easy To Read Dials in lb or kg

The Model C-Series Cable Tension Meters are designed to measure static as well as slow-moving tensions in configurations such as: cable, wire, rope, guy wires, as well as narrow rectangular wire, bands, and straps. For dynamic tension measurement of line speeds in excess of 25 feet per minute, permanent mounting is advised.

  • Direct Reading Dials eliminate the need for reference tables.
  • Calibration is simple with the built-in micrometer adjustment.
  • Engagement and disengagement onto materials is quick and easy.

Cable Tension Meters

Model Maximum Range Resolution
C-1000 1,000 lb 10 lb
C-500 500 lb 5 lb
C-200 200 lb 2 lb
C-100 100 lb 1 lb

Metric Models Available

Model Maximum Range Resolution
C-500 kg 500 kg 10 kg
C-250 kg 250 kg 5 kg
C-100 kg 100 kg 1 kg
C-50 kg 50 kg .5 kg

The C-Series cable tension meters are portable mechanical instruments which weigh approximately 6 lb and are made of non-corrosive materials. For instrument ranges 500 lb and lower, the meter width is 16.75". Higher range instruments have a maximum width of 19.75". Each instrument is provided with a sturdy polyethylene carrying case with dense foam inserts to protect the meter. Made in the U.S.A.

The diameter and rigidity of your cable constructions will determine the instrument best suited for the application, but the line speeds of your processes must also be considered. Although the cable tension meters are extremely versatile, it is not always possible to measure tension in all of your processes with one type of instrument (or one instrument model). Kindly contact one of our application engineers for help in selecting the right instrument for your specific application.


Tensitron's Cable Tension Meters are designed for use on flexible materials with diameters up to " (19mm). The diameter and rigidity of your cable constructions will determine the model best suited for your application.

Wire Rope Constuctions are determined by the number of strands, and the number of wires per strand. For example, a 7 x 7 rope consists of 7 strands, and each strand is made with 7 wires.

  1x7 Cable      CX main screen   CX main screen    CX main screen

    1 x 7        1 x 19     7 x 7      7 x 19

Generally, any wire rope constructed from solid, single strands (for example; 1 x 6, 1 x 7 or 1 x 19) will be too stiff to allow accurate tension measurements using a tension meter. These types of non-flexible wire-rope constructions are widely used on standing rigging, such as communication towers and sail boat rigging. Excessively stiff cables will cause overloading and damage to the instrument.

7 x 7 and 7 x 19 constructions are used when flexibility in the cable is required. The C-Series of mechanical tension meters are designed to measure tension up to 1,000 lb on these types of cables.    For measuring tensions up to 2,000 lb, pls go to: