Dillon has a comprehensive range of force measurement devices which are sold into a wide variety of markets including lifting applications telecommunications aviation military public utilities off shore oilgas shipping and lift maintenance
Dillon was founded in 1937 by William C. Dillon in the USA as a supplier of cable tensioning products to the armed forces.
The company grew rapidly, expanded its offering and today has a comprehensive range of force measurement devices. These products are sold into a wide variety of markets worldwide including lifting applications, telecommunications, aviation, military, public utilities, offshore oil/gas, shipping and lift maintenance.
In 1986, Dillon was acquired by Avery Weigh-Tronix, a world leading manufacturer of industrial scales, weighing equipment and measurement devices.
Avery Weigh-Tronix is part of Illinois Tool Works (NYSE: ITW), a Fortune 200 diversified manufacturer of advanced industrial technologies with operations in 57 countries.
With a reputation for superior strength, reliability, accuracy and quality, Dillon goes from strength to strength.
The Dillon Quick-Check tension meter is a premier product innovation in the cable tensioning industry. With its speed and accuracy, it is ideal for cable guardrails, guy lines and overhead wires. It installs, measures and removes in a matter of seconds. The digital loadcell is rugged, highly repeatable and accurate. When out in the field, the Quick-Check requires no correction tables saving time and money.
The Dillon Quick-Check can be placed on a cable, measure its tension, and removed in under five seconds. There are no complex lookup tables, no conversion charts.
The operator can quickly select from 20 pre-calibrated wire sizes and types stored in Quick-Check's memory. The Quick-Check tensioning mode graphically displays the current and target tension control limits for extremely quick setting of line tension. Even the infrequent battery changes are quick.
The Quick-Check can be employed in many industries requiring proper and provable tensioning. Typical applications include towers, stack guy wires, pretensioned cable barriers, bridges, elevators, winch rope, overhead electric transit wires, fall arrest systems, aircraft arresting cables and utilities as well as many more.
The Dillon Quick Balance tension meter quickly measures tension on elevator traction cables or other cable sets, recording individual readings, averages and total readings. Quick Balance installs, measures and removes in seconds, giving accurate digital readings up to 10,000 lbs. No lookup or correction tables required, and no need to write down readings for comparisons.
Quick Balance is the ideal alternative to the time consuming standard way of measurement. The operator can quickly select from different wire rope sizes and types stored in the Quick Balance memory. Once a set of measurements has been taken the operator can adjust various tensions in the check tensioning mode which displays both current and target settings of individual cables. Tolerances can be pre-set making the entire operation much more efficient.
Quick Balance can be employed in many industries for the balancing of multiple line installations. Typical applications include elevators, tower stack guy wire operation and crane rigging sets.
Dynamometers are instruments that display the tension force exerted between two attached shackles. They are generally used to determine tension in a line or suspended weight.
Dynamometers are simple to operate with one main operating function, ZERO. Dillon dynamometers retain their peak measurement. The peak reading is easily reset by the user.
Dillon is the most recognized name in dynamometers. The instruments are portable, factory precalibrated, and ready to work out of the box. Only Dillon offers both mechanical and electronic versions and has the widest assortment of styles and capacities in each. Includes calibration certificate.
The EDXtreme exemplifies the trademark precision and rugged construction of Dillon dynamometers. Its highly refined design draws on the inherent strengths of premium grade materials to achieve a 5:1 minimum factor of safety.*
While the EDXtreme may be configured for something as simple as a digital hanging scale, it offers a higher level of intelligence. With user-defined functions and sophisticated communication options, the EDXtreme readily adapts to multi-tasking operations or multi-link systems capable of monitoring a series of critical stress points from a single location. It is the definition of application versatility
Building a precision instrument that can survive real-world punishment requires masterful engineering. This is where Dillon's experience shines through. The engineers assigned to the EDXtreme drew on a depth of industrial application knowledge and conducted exhaustive materials testing to achieve the highest structural integrity.
One of the foremost reasons for choosing an electronic dynamometer is added functionality. The radio or hardwired options available with the EDXtreme offer the convenience and safety of remote operation. Additionally, data from the dynamometer(s) can be downloaded to a PC via an RS-232 connection for compilation and analysis or to generate hard-copy printouts.
The optional Communicator is an extremely powerful hand-held remote that can define the function and manage the operation of one or more EDXtreme dynamometers using wired or radio technologies. Through the programmable SOFTKEY interface, one or more Communicators can monitor multiple dynamometers within the same airspace. In multiple-link lifting arrays, the Communicator can display readings at any or all lift points and calculate the total load.
Since 1937, Dillon Dynamometers have been chosen for the jobs where only the best will do. Now, Dillon has once again lifted the performance bar and set the standard for others to follow.
* Models with 75 T/160,000 lb or higher capacity feature a 4:1 safety factor and 0.3% accuracy.
The EDjunior dynamometer gets straight to the point, apply a load - take a reading. Its Spartan design is a direct response to industries that have wanted an extremely well-built instrument that could be relied upon for simple, yet critical measurements of weight and force.
The EDjunior draws its strength from the exhaustive engineering that went into the design of the Dillon EDXtreme dynamometer. Both share the same base of research and testing to match material characteristics and load cell technology. The choices made in development have yielded an exceptionally rugged instrument capable of consistently delivering accurate, repeatable measurements.
The EDjunior is even more remarkable when you consider price. If you believe you have to pay more to get more - just compare the Dillon EDjunior to the competition. Nothing else comes close!
The EDjunior is all about value. Behind its simple design and easy operation, you will find the quality and performance not found elsewhere in the low price range. With the EDjunior, Dillon proves that economy can go hand-in-hand with accuracy, long service life and, most importantly, worker safety.
Originally designed to measure the tension on telephone wires, the AP Dynamometer has proven to have limitless versatility as a tension and weight measuring instrument.
It is used for such diverse jobs as suspended weighing, mounting cables for bridges, adjusting tension on guy wires, field testing chain and rope as well as wire. Basically anything requiring precision force or tension measurement
Dillon is the leader in dynamometers with the largest installed population throughout the world. The sturdy design, top grade components and premium coatings make it last for years in severe environments and applications: the pounding aboard military vehicles, rough handling in field measurements and even use underwater (Dillon recommends short intervals in clean water followed with rinse and drain).
Embraced by industrial contractors across the globe, we are confident the AP will satisfy your most demanding applications.
Dillon force measurement equipment can be used for numerous applications within different industries. Below you will see a few example applications of how our equipment can be used to help increase safety and reduce man hours on site.