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Spinlock Rig-Sense Tension Gauge

Spinlock Rig-Sense Tension Gauge

Spinlock Rig-Sense Tension Gauge. Rig Tension gauge for repeatable rig settings aids race setup and preparation.Key FeaturesMeasures loads on both wire and fibersDiameter range from 2mm to 5mm (3/32" to 13/64”)Direct scale with tension outputComposite calibrated leaf springStainless steel contact pointsErgonomic, robust bodyCompact size, durable and lightEasy, one-handed operationCarrying bag is includedWorks in conjunction with the Rig-Sense AppRig Sense Instruction ManualRig-Sense Rig Tension Gauge measures the loads on wire or rope on dinghies and small keelboats. Rig-Sense is simple to use, measuring the tension directly in kilograms. Rig-Sense supports itself on the rig while in use, so you can operate it one-handed. Quality parts ensure long-term performance and consistent and accurate readings over time.Rig-Sense uses a mechanical principle similar to a Loos gauge, but with four distinct improvements:Adjustable cable deflector: Rig-Sense uses an adjustable central deflector, with the same deflection for all cable sizes, so output does not vary with cable size. The other rig tension gauges have a fixed central deflector which means larger diameter cable will have larger deflection than smaller cable diameter, so output varies with cable size.Why measure in KG The scale is true, with no need for conversion. All cable sizes use the whole scale and it works equally well with both imperial and metric cable, fiber and even rope.The Loos Gauge scale looks linear, but it is misleading. At the bottom of scale 3mm, one increment equals 5kg. At the top of scale 3mm, one increment equals 35kg. Also, each cable size only uses half of the scale.Profiled stainless steel deflectors: Rig-Sense uses large radius stainless steel deflectors which follow the natural bend in cable. This cancels out differences in cable bending stiffness. Tension will measure the same for different sizes and materials. Hard material supports cable over larger area – with no indentation and consistent repeatable output.Composite leaf spring: Rig-Sense uses a composite leaf

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