The first dynamometer ever invented was the AP mechanical dynamometer, originally designed for the telephone industry before diversifying into military, utility, aerospace, and many other applications. Embraced by industries across the globe, the AP dynamometer has withstood the test of time as a versatile tension measuring instrument. The AP Mechanical is so long-lasting and high-quality that many of our customers have been using the same unit since the ‘70s or even earlier.
The AP is a simple mechanical dynamometer with a dial face. The EDjunior is a basic digital dynamometer. The EDXtreme is a digital dynamometer with extra features such as data logging, custom units and optional remote viewing. There are some specification differences as well.
Are calibration certificates included?chuzles2022-10-12T11:01:55-05:00
It depends on the unit you have. Some units require certain shackles to guarantee accuracy. Send us some info and we’ll let you know what will work with your unit, or give us a call if you need an immediate answer.
What is the difference between a dynamometer and a crane scale?chuzles2022-10-12T11:07:25-05:00
A typical crane scale is designed to measure hanging loads. A dynamometer can measure tension vertically, horizontally or anywhere in between. Add a hook to a dynamometer and you have a crane scale with versatility.
Can I proof load my dynamometer?chuzles2022-10-12T11:07:46-05:00
Please refer to the specification sheet of each model.
Advantages of the AP Mechanical Dynamometer
Sturdy and durable design
The AP dynamometer is built with top-grade components and premium coatings, meaning it can last for years in severe environments and can even be used underwater.
Useful for a wide variety of industries
Applications of the AP dynamometer include aircraft engine removal, line sagging and erecting, on-board load testing of cranes, safe lifting and tension monitoring, stage rigging, installation and maintenance of electrical lines, and much more.
No batteries needed
Since the AP is a mechanical rather than a digital dynamometer, no batteries are required for use, making it ideal for more dangerous applications where frequent battery replacement would be difficult.
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