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

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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.)