Dillon AP Dynamometer2024-06-19T14:23:53-05:00

AP Dynamometer 30006-0019


Product Name AP Dynamometer
Part # 30006-0019
Model # AP
Mechanical or Digital Mechanical
Unit of Measure lbs
Capacity – lbf 500 lbs
Wireless remote display capability N
Display 5" diameter analog dial face
Accuracy +/- 0.5% of instrument capacity
Shackles Included Y
Resolution Refer to Specification Sheet
Data Export N/A
Memory N/A
Modes N/A
Capture Rate N/A
Proof Load 150% of capacity
Safe Overload 150% of capacity
Operating Temperature -50° F to 140° F (-45° C to 60° C)
Environmental Suitable for continuous outdoor use
Battery N/A
Suggested Recalibration Every 12 months
Approvals CE
Protection Hard polymer storage case included along with calibration certificate

AP Mechanical Dynamometer (Dillon Load Cell)

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, also called a Dillon Load Cell, 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.


Mechanical or Digital

500 lb to 50,000 lb

Unit of Measure
lbf or kgf


Memory Storage

Data Export

Operating Range
-50º F to 140º F

Every 12 months

Proof Load


Capture Rate

±0.5% of instrument capacity

5″ and 10″ dial face

Suitable for continuous outdoor use

CE / ASME B30.26 (up to 20,000 lbs.)


What is the difference between the EDXtreme, EDjunior, and AP Mechanical dynamometers?2022-10-26T21:46:39-05:00

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?2022-10-12T11:01:55-05:00

Yes, all our dynamometers come with a certificate of calibration traceable to NIST.

How often should I get my dynamometer calibrated?2022-10-12T11:02:16-05:00

It is recommended the dynamometers are calibrated annually.

Where can I send my dynamometer for service/calibration?2022-11-18T13:41:53-06:00

You can send the dynamometers to the following address:

Dillon/Quality Plus, Inc.
Attn: Bill Dillon
214 E. Kansas St. Ste 101
Liberty, MO. 64068

We ask that you complete and include the RMA Form located under the “Calibration and Repair” portion of our website with the shipment.

What is the warranty period?2022-10-12T11:05:17-05:00

On new units we offer a 24-month limited warranty on parts and workmanship. On repairs, our warranty is 30 days.

Do you offer a rental program?2024-06-19T14:30:08-05:00
Yes, we offer a rental program for Dillon dynamometers. Learn more here.
Can we use our own shackles on the Dillon dynamometers?2022-10-12T11:06:43-05:00

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?2022-10-12T11:07:25-05:00

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?2022-10-12T11:07:46-05:00

Yes, please refer to the specification sheet of each model regarding safe proof load.

What is the ultimate safety factor for my dynamometer?2022-10-12T11:08:09-05:00

Please refer to the specification sheet of each model.

Instead of attaching two shackles to my dynamometer, can I attach a shackle and a hook?2024-03-19T12:50:39-05:00
Yes, on capacities up to 25,000 lb.
What’s the difference between a dynamometer and a load cell?2024-03-19T12:58:19-05:00

Dillon dynamometers are also sometimes called Dillon load cells.

Advantages of the AP Mechanical Dynamometer

Interested in renting an AP Dynamometer?

You can rent an AP Mechanical Dynamometer on a monthly basis.

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