Band Tension Meter

The Band Tension Meter is used to measure the tension in tapes or many wires/yarns in parallel.

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Tension ranges are available from 2 lbs up to 400 lb or 200 kg. This instrument is ideal for use with bands, flat cable, and flat conductors as well as round wire/cable configurations. The contact rollers can be made up to 3" long, plus the instrument can be outfitted with a variety of small grooved pulleys for round wire and cable applications.

Note: Each instrument is built and calibrated to read the tension on one specific material of the customer's choice. When measuring other materials, the meter will provide a repeatable reference but not a direct tension reading.

Please e-mail Tensitron if you would like assistance in selecting the appropriate meter for your specific application.

  • Typical Weight: 2 lb, 14 oz
  • Material thickness from 0.002" to 1/8"
  • Accuracy +/- 1% full scale or +/- .2 lb
  • Easy To Read Dial in lbs or kg
  • Right- or Left-Hand Operation
  • Durable Solid Anodized Aluminum Construction
  • Sturdy Handle For Ease of Use on Moving Materials
  • Provided with Heavy Duty Polyethylene Carrying Case
  • Stainless Steel, Anodized Aluminum, P.T.F.E. or Delrin Contact Elements available
  • All instruments factory-calibrated and ready for use. Calibration certificate included and all calibration values traceable to National Standards
  • All new instruments are warrantied against defects in materials or workmanship for the period of one (1) year


For North American sales, click HERE to receive a quote. For sales outside of North America, click HERE to reach a distributor. Contact Tensitron at 303-702-1980 or for details.

Model Range Accuracy - Full Scale*


1 - 20 LB +/- 2%
BTM-50 2 - 50 LB +/- 2%
BTM-100 2.5 - 100 LB +/- 2%
BTM-10KG 0.5 - 10 KG +/- 2%
BTM-20KG 0.5 - 20 KG +/- 2%
BTM-50 KG 2 - 50 KG +/- 2%

* Depends on the physical characteristics of the material. The material sample will need to be evaluated by Tensitron.

Note: Accuracy at the bottom 10% of the tension range is +/- 4%.

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Makers of the original Saxl instruments. American made and serviced by US craftsmen since 1935. Calibrations traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (N.I.S.T.)