November 8, 2017 Thomas Hedberg

How Often Do Tension Meters Need to be Calibrated?

As a crucial tool for maintaining cable wires, tension meters play an important role in ensuring the safety and efficiency of various systems. To guarantee the reliability of these tension meters, regular calibration and re-certification are necessary. However, the frequency of calibration should be determined based on internal quality guidelines and policies.

When deciding how often to calibrate your tension meter, there are several factors to consider. The frequency of usage, the physical condition of the meter, the environment in which it is used, and how it is stored can all impact the calibration interval. Therefore, it is recommended that customers establish specific calibration intervals based on their usage and work environment.

At Penn-Tech International, Inc., we have decades of experience in the industry and have received valuable feedback from our customers. Based on this knowledge and data, we advise that tension meters should be recalibrated at least once a year. However, a shorter re-certification interval may be necessary for meters used frequently in harsh environments.

It is essential to have your Penn-Tech Tension Meter calibrated at Penn-Tech International, Inc., or a Penn-Tech Certified Calibration Center. Unauthorized repairs or maintenance may void your warranty, and only certified professionals have the expertise and equipment necessary to maintain the reliability and accuracy of your tension meter.

Contact us for more information about recalibrating your Penn-Tech Cable Tension Meter.


Thomas Hedberg

Thomas A. Hedberg is the President of Penn-Tech International, Inc. of Frazer, Pennsylvania and can be reached at (484) 395-0145 or