T&D World Magazine

Rope Tension Meter

The PIAB RTM is very simple and handy to use. Simply hold and "clip" it to the rope to be tested and use the large hand screw to deflect the rope to a fixed angle. The resultant force will then affect the load cell and measure the tension in the wire rope. The resultant signal is then digitally processed and displayed in a graduation selected and pre programmed. The PIAB RTM 20D can be graduated in kN, klbs or in ton.

The PIAB RTM 20D was designed to swiftly and accurately measure the tension in fixed or stationary ropes or cables i.e. guy wires for masts and/or towers or other guyed constructions. The RTM 20D will also be very useful in determining the tension in overhead suspension ropes. The PIAB RTM 20D can be used to measure tension forces up to 20 metric ton and for wire ropes with a diameter of up to 38 mm. Thanks to the use of microprocessor technology the PIAB RTM 20D can be calibrated on up to 10 different wire rope dimensions/types. The digital read out display will clearly show the tension of the wire rope selected. No calibration tables are required.

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