Tension measurement without touching with Digiforce.
Digiforce is a newly launched portable instrument designed
and built by Applied Measurements and TMS Systems which
uses a completely different measuring technique to monitor
tension in wires, strands, cables or rods, without making
Tension in cables, rods, etc. has conventionally been measured
using in-line load cells. Now with Digiforce, tension can be measured
simply by pointing the instrument at the cable or rod, inputting some
basic information on the keypad and then reading the value from
the digital display.
Digiforce works on the principle that when a tensioned member
anchored at two points is struck, it will vibrate at a frequency related
to its tensile stress. Just like the string of a violin. The distance
between the two anchor points and the weight per metre (taken
from standard tables supplied) of the member is entered into the
membrane keypad. The member is then struck and Digiforce
held in close proximity to monitor the oscillation. The software
programme within the Digiforce then calculates the tension in
engineering units to an accuracy of better than 1%, which is
displayed digitally on the screen.
With its portability and battery operation, Digiforce will suit many
applications where quick and easy tension measurement is needed
such as in pre-stressed concrete fabrication, elevators, cranes,
power lines, aerial and mast support stays, mining and drilling.
It will equally save time and money in the areas of yachting,
mooring, winching, etc.
It is supplied with a robust carrying case which also houses all
the necessary accessories.
For more information, please contact :-
Applied Measurements Ltd.
Tel: +44(0)118 981 7339 Fax: +44(0)118 981 9121
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