> When any wire or cable is tightened, it becomes more
> that point it doesn't really make any difference what the
material is -
> it still exhibits the same property - and deflection,
which is what
> you're measuring. If cables are the same size, they'll
read the same.
> I've even measured Phillystran with one (it'll only
> HPTG4000 - it's the only one that'll fit into the mouth of
> You'll nootice that the Loos is about a foot long.
> measuring the deflection in whatever it's attached to. I
> are just some simple physics involved to measure the
tension. The Loos
> gauge was designed for sailboat rigging but measuring
other cables is
> no problem.
I've been thinking about this and I don't see how any
tension gauge that requires scale compensation for wire
diameter could be immune to effects of wire stiffness.
When I look at it, it appears to me the Loos tenisoon gauge
actually measures bending of a tiny area of wire between the
two nubs at one end with the long area just serving as a
"reference point" for the bending between the two fixed nubs
that are at one end.
Or do I have that wrong?
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