Improve quality and process control when measuring tension on a wide range of flat or round materials, moving or static, with the Tensitron LX-1 tension meter. Use LX-1 instruments to check the tension on copper wire 1 to 19 AWG, tape or bands up to 1” wide, steel wire up to .08 inch, and braided cable up to 1/4 inch. Ideal for coil winding, EDM wire, textile manufacturing, and more.

Standard Model
Wide Model


  • Quick, easy operation
  • Lightweight, portable
  • Durable construction
  • Measures moving or stationary materials
  • Tension ranges from .5 lb. to 500 lb.
  • Backlit, digital display with color-bar graphic
  • Selectable units (lb., kg, or daN)
  • Data storage and statistics
  • Analog or serial output (optional)
  • Custom rollers and calibrations available for other materials and diameters
  • Includes carrying case and NIST-traceable calibration certificate

Several models are available. Click HERE to select the best LX-1 meter for your needs.

Need assistance choosing the right meter for your application or ready to order? Email sales@tensitron.com or call 303-702-1980. Get your instrument FAST (usually shipped by next work day).

Dimensioned Drawings:

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Order today! Email sales@tensitron.com or call 303-702-1980. Instruments usually ship next work day.

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.)