Quick-Check Tension Meter

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The Dillon Quick-Check tension meter is the premier innovation in the cable tensioning industry. Nothing comes close to the absolute simplicity of design and accuracy. It is ideal for cable guardrails, guy lines and overhead wires. The digital load cell is rugged, highly repeatable and accurate.

The Dillon Quick-Check tension meter can be placed on a cable, measure its tension, and removed in under five seconds. There are no complex lookup tables or conversion charts – saving time and money. The Quick-Check tension meter can be employed in many industries requiring proper and provable tensioning. Typical applications include:

  • Cell towers
  • Stack guy wires
  • Pre-tensioned cable barriers
  • Bridges
  • Elevators
  • Winch rope
  • Overhead electric transit wires
  • Fall arrest systems
  • Aircraft arresting cables
  • Utilities

The operator can quickly select from 20 pre-calibrated wire sizes and types stored in Quick-Check’s memory. The Quick-Check tensioning mode graphically displays the current and target tension control limits for extremely quick setting of line tension. Even the infrequent battery changes are quick.

Download the Wire Size Library Chart

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2000 lb/10 kN/1000 kg 10,000 lb/45 kN/4500 kg

Wire Calibrations

Up to 20 wire calibrations


Live tension, Dual peak, Average, Check tensioning & Store

Capture Rate

10Hz, 100Hz & 1000Hz


+ 3% instrument capacity


BIT test enabled

Operating Range

-4° F to 158° F (-20° C to 70° C)


Hard polymer storage case included


Suitable for continued outdoor use


11 lb (5 kg)

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Wire sizes from 3/16” (4.75 mm) up to 1.0” (25.4 mm)


Up to 255 logs

Units of Measure

lbf, kgf & Newtons


Low / med / high (5000 resolutions)

Data Export



2 x AA battery’s with 120+ hours life (backlight off )


Each wire rope is calibrated and is traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Certificate included with curve readings. Passes only with three consecutive confirming runs, with all points in specification.


10 x 23 x 3” (25 x 59 x 8 cm)


Every 12 months

Why the Quick-Check Tension Meter?

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 saves time and eliminates errors

Factory calibrated for up to 20 unique wire sizes and types

WHO NEEDS A Quick-Check Tension Meter?

Cell Tower & Highways
Rail & Metro & Zip Lines & Climbing
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