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QB-10000 Elevator Cable Tension Meter

The QB-10000 Elevator Cable Tension Meter is no longer available and has been replaced by CTM2.
Click here to see the CTM2.

The QB-10000 Tension Meter provides a quick and easy way to accurately measure and display all of the elevator traction cable tensions in a set while the tension on a single cable is being adjusted. This makes it extremely easy to balance the tensions of cables in a set of elevator cables or any other multiple-line array of tension cables, such as tower and stack guy wires, crane rigging sets and platform lifts, etc. The digital display also shows the average tension of the set as well as the total tensile load.

The QB-10000 installs easily, measures cable tension up to 10,000 lbs directly, stores readings and is removed from the cable in seconds. No lookup or reference to correction or conversion charts is required. Writing down measurements for comparison purposes is also not required.

Balancing the tensions on a set of cables takes minutes instead of hours and can be done by a single person, working alone, instead of two or three.

Quick balance demonstration

  • Minimum training time required. Significant labor and time savings over alternative methods
  • View tensions on all cables in the set, average tension and total tensile load on the back-lit display - instantly. Display also features full text prompts
  • Balance tensions in multiple lines in minutes
  • Accommodates wide range of cable types and sizes, from 3/16” to 1”
  • Factory-provided 5-line display for four (4) cables can be optionally expanded to as many as 16 cables by keypad entry and scrolling
  • One (1) set of sheaves for wire rope sizes from ¼” to ¾” is included. Other size sheaves are optionally available
  • Calibration for three (3) wire rope sizes is included. They are for steel, 1/2", 9/16” and 5/8”, all 8x19. Calibration for up to five (5) additional sizes or types is optionally available
  • Safety improvement gained by measurement method
  • Highly visible yellow finish with easy to use soft-key interface
  • Uses two (2) popular AA batteries and has long life between changes


Display showing cable summary screen.

Complete Kit

The QB-10000 Quick Balance Tension Meter is supplied as a complete kit including 10,000 lb capacity meter, fitted with 1/4" to 3/4" Sheave Set code S and (3) pre-loaded calibrations:
1/2" - 8x19
9/16" - 8x19
5/8" - 8x19

Shipped in a foam-fitted, hard-plastic carrying case

Capacity10,000 Lbs / 45 kN / 4,500 kg
Accuracy± 3% of full scale.
Calibrated to specific wire rope size and type; ± 5% with same wire rope diameter as calibrated but different wire rope type
Wire Rope Sizes and Types3/16" to 1" possible
1/2" 8 x 19 included
9/16" 8 x 19 included
5/8" 8 x 19 included
Up to 5 other sizes and wire types may be added
Number of Calibrations3 factory installed wire rope sizes:
1/2" 8 x 19
9/16" 8 x 19
5/8" 8 x 19
Up to 5 additional wire rope types can be stored independently
Loading errorCable elongation of only 0.08" (2mm)
DisplayDot graphic, backlit LCD supports full text and 1.0" high digits
Sheave rangeSupplied with one set of sheaves (1/4" to 3/4" in range). Other selections may be ordered as necessary
Environmental protectionSuitable for continued outdoor use
Operating Range-4°F to 140°F (-20°C to 60°C)
Tension Units of MeasurePound-force, kilogram force, Newtons
ResolutionConfigurable for low, medium or high

Optional Sheaves
It makes sense to take advantage of the range for the sheaves. Quick-Balance comes standard with Code "S" Sheaves.
Below you find the other option:
QB-10000 - Code L Sheaves for 3/16" to 1/4" / 4.75 mm - 6,5 mm
QB-10000 - Code P Sheaves for 3/16" to 1/2" / 4.75 mm - 12.7 mm
QB-10000 - Code S Sheaves for 1/4" to 3/4" / 6.5 mm - 19 mm
QB-10000 - Code T Sheaves for 1/2" to 1" / 12.7mm - 25.4 mm

The operator must use the appropriate sheave set for the wire size and calibration stored.

Changing sheave sets takes about two minutes.

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