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  Easy to use tool to test and adjust tension of wire ropes. Minimize wear and tear on rope sheaves and hoist ropes.

Model RTG
Elevator wire rope tension gauge consists of main pole, wire hook, pivot arm, and linear scale with clamp. The arm and the scale can slide along the pole and secured in position with lever-type locking clamps.

Main pole is made from steel tubing 31.5"L x 1.0"Dia. Scale clamp and the arm are aluminum castings. Pivot arm is 8" long.

Linear scale is 50lb/25kg capacity with 0.5lb/0.25kg graduations. Scale housing is brass, "0" position is adjustable

Weight is 4.7lb.

Elevator Rope Tension Gauge PDF flyer
Elevator Rope Tension Gauge PDF flyer

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(refer to drawing)

1. After hoist ropes have been installed, take fully assembled RTG and loop rope hook  1  around one of the hoist ropes. Position RTG approximately 3 feet or more above counterweight shackles.
2. Place pivot arm
 2  against the rope. Tighten pivot arm clamp lever  3 .
3. Adjust position of the scale
 4  with stretch and attach scale hook to hoist rope. Tighten scale clamp lever  5 .
4. Take readings. Preferred range for proper tensioning is between 26 and 30 lbs. Tighten ropes to achieve this reading.
5. Repeat procedures 1-4 two more times, once below deflector sheave and once above car top fittings.

A and B dimensions will vary depend of cable diameter and load on cables.
At no time should the variance between ropes exceed 4 lbs.

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