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Equator® Rope Tension Gauge

The importance of equal tension in elevator ropes on a traction elevator is well known to Elevator Installers and Maintenance Engineers.

Unequal tension creates vibration and rope slip, which leads to premature wear of cables and traction sheave grooves. To help prevent this, it is important to ensure that rope tensions are equal on all cables supporting the elevator car and counterweight.

The Equator® Rope Tensioning System from Drucegrove is a quick and easy method to accurately adjust and equalise rope tensions. It uses two identical injection moulded gauges to compare, and ensure the tension in traction elevator hoist cables can be equalised.

The system is fast to implement, and the rope tension measurements are incredibly accurate due to the way that the gauges are initially calibrated on the same rope.

Key Features


  • Saves money for building managers and elevator contractors.
  • No power or data cables required for operation.
  • Designed for use on a range of elevator ropes from 6mm (¼”) to 20mm (¾”).
  • Comprises of two identical high quality injection moulded gauges.
  • Fast and easy to implement.
  • Incredibly accurate due to the unique way that the two gauges are initially calibrated on the same rope.

A detailed overview of the usage method can be found in the Equator Rope Tensioning System User Manual.

Product Contents


2 × Injection Moulded Gauge 4 × Small Hook 4 × Large Hook 2 × Adjustable Hook Assembly 2 × Non-Adjustable Hook Assembly 2 × Rope Locator 4 × End Cap 1 × Adjustment Tool All enclosed in a sturdy plastic carry case

Part Numbers


The following part number is for the Equator® Rope Tensioning System with Case, 2× Gauges, Locators, End Cap, Nut Spinner, Hooks and Instructions (GB):

EQT620-RTG-K001

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