Dillon AWT05-508111 Quick-Check "Red" Tension Meter

  • Model #: AWT05-508111
  • Your Price: $3,130.00
    List Price: $3,130.00
Estimate Shipping

The Dillon AWT05-508111 Quick-Check "Red" Tension Meter has a capacity of 10,000 lbf / 45 kN / 4,500 kgf and is accurate to within ±3% of full capacity. The Dillon Quick-Check Tension Meter quickly measures tension in cable guardrails, guy lines and overhead wires. It installs, measures and removes in seconds. The digital loadcell is highly accurate and requires no lookup or correction tables.

Includes one free set of sheaves and one wire calibration. Choose from availabe wire sizes in the wire size chart (PDF) above. Indicate which sheave set you require (P, S, L or T) and which wire size code in the special instructions section in the shopping cart.

The Fastest Cable Tension Meter

The Dillon Quick-Check can be placed on a cable, measure its tension, and removed in under five seconds! There are no complex lookup tables, no conversion charts. The operator can quickly select from 20 different wire sizes and types stored in Quick-Check's memory. The Check-Tensioning mode graphically displays the current and target tensions for extremely quick setting of line tension. Even the infrequent battery changes are quick.

Broad Application

The Quick-Check can be employed in many industries to ensure proper tensioning. Typical applications include tower and stack guy wires, pretensioned cable barriers, bridges, elevators, winch rope, overhead electric transit wires, fall arrest systems, aircraft cables and utilities.

  • Store wire rope readings and export data (ideal for tower data collection)
  • Time saving check-tensioning mode
  • Portable and rugged - designed for outdoor use
  • Built-in averaging save time and eliminates errors
  • Factory calibrated for up to 20 unique wire sizes and types
  • Sheaves with bearings eliminate friction and provide the best accuracy
  • Accommodates a wide range of wire sizes and styles
  • Telescoping handle engages meter quickly with minimal effort
  • Highly visible yellow finish
  • Easy-to-read backlit display with full-text prompts
  • RS-232 Port
  • Easy to use soft-key interface
  • Uses popular AA batteries and has long life between changes
  • Note: Cannot be used with sheathed cables
Technical Specifications:
Tension capacities 10,000 lbf / 45 kN / 4,500 kg
Wire sizes 316 inch through 1 inch (4.75 mm through 25.4 mm)
Accuracy ±3% instrument capacity (calibrated to specific wire size and type)
Loading error Cable elongation of only 0.08 inch (2mm)
Display Dot-graphic LCD display supports full text and 1 inch high digits.
Sheave range Each set accommodates rated wire size and ½" smaller. Multiple sheave sets may be used.
Suggested wire calibrations Calibrate each wire diameter needed with the most appropriate sheaves. If two wire types are used of the same diameter (e.g. ½" 1x7 and ½" 6x19), calibrate each type independently if accuracy is critical.
Environmental protection Suitable for continued outdoor use.
Operating range -4°F to 158°F (-20°C to 70°C)
Tension units of measure Pound-force, kilogram-force, Newtons
Resolution Configurable low/med/high
Product dimensions 9 x 24 x 3 inch (22 x 61 x 8 cm)
Product weight Approximately 11 lbs (5 kg)
Shipping dimensions 28 x 16 x 8 inch (71 x 41 x 20 cm)
Shipping weight 27 lbs (12 kg)
Recalibration At user discretion. Commonly 12-24 months; should be more frequent with heavy use.
Approvals CE