Tensiometer Calibrator

The Morehouse Deadweight Tensiometer Calibrator is a 2,000 lbf deadweight machine used to calibrate hand-held tensiometers. This machine is the most accurate machine for calibrating tensiometers while maintaining operator safety.

Calibration Capability

The Tensiometer Calibrator is capable of testing all types of dynamometers from 10 to 2,000 lbf, small load cells ranging up to 2,000 lbf, and cable tensiometers, including but not limited to C-5, C-6, C-7, C-8, and C-9 with the range of 10 to 2000 pounds’ tension.


This calibrator makes full use of the accuracy of deadweights for applying the required force. The yoke assembly, which is a calibrated weight, supports the weights selected for application and bears directly on the unit under test. There are no lever or hydraulic multipliers, pulleys, or the like between the weight complement and the unit under test. The calibrator does not use transducers or load cells to simulate deadweight loads. It uses actual deadweights for applying the required load in pounds-force (lbf). For ease of use, the weights contained in the calibrator’s frame are power assisted when being raised and lowered. The weights are raised and lowered using low pressure pneumatic lifts.


  • Compression Yoke, which turns the machine into a fully functional deadweight calibration machine
  • Variable length chain to calibrate a wide variety of crane scales, dynamometers, and other larger tension type instruments

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