Safely install or monitor cables, wire rope, and other materials with a Tensitron CX-1 tension meter. Achieve consistent tension to avoid mechanical stresses, and minimize the risk of damage on cables.

Use CX-1 tension meters to measure the tension for catenary systems, elevator maintenance, telecommunications cables, guy wire, zip lines, theater rigging, and more. Check the tension on flexible cables from 1/16 inch to ¾ inch in diameter.

Standard Model
*case not included with this item
Compact Model

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  • Quick, easy operation
  • Durable construction
  • Backlit, digital display with color-bar graphic
  • Selectable units (lb., kg, or daN)
  • Measures slowly moving or stationary materials
  • Data storage and statistics
  • Measures tension from 10 to 2,000 lbs.
  • Analog or serial output (optional)
  • Includes NIST-traceable calibration certificate, carrying case is optional