EDMO Distributors, Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of two new autopilot cable tensioning tools that avionics dealers and integrators will find a necessity to have when performing autopilot installation, troubleshooting and repair.

The Sprague Instruments wireless “GRIPPER” digital cable tensiometer allows precise cable tension readings to be performed in tight, small space environments because the tension measurement “head” is a low-profile, streamlined, separate unit from the handheld display that features a highly visible, backlit, flat faced LCD screen.  The handheld display and the tension head are wirelessly connected via a Bluetooth link, are both powered by Li-Po rechargeable batteries and can be recharged together using the supplied dual charger.  The kit is housed in a rugged, molded case with custom cut foam for long life protection. 

Three separate kits are available:  A bridal cable kit (P/N CTRBCWL30) covering three cable sizes (1/16, 3/32, 1/8) with a tension range of 10-30 lbs.  A control cable kit (P/N CTRGAWL150) covering five cable sizes (1/16, 3/32, 1/8, 5/32, 3/16) and a tension range of 10-150 lbs.  And a third kit (P/N CTRDHWL150) that includes both tension heads with a single display to give the user full capability in a single kit.

The Genesys AeroSystems Bridal Cable Adjustment Tool Kit (P/N 66645-01) is a perfect accompaniment to the P/N CTRBCWL30 Bridal Cable “GRIPPER” Kit cited above.  The adjustment kit includes four cable clamps sized for 3/32, 1/8, 5/32, and 3/16 control cables, along with an L-Bracket and a 3/16 Hex Bolt.  Using the correct clamp for the control cable size and installing it outside of the bridal cable clamp, the L-Bracket and Hex Bolt can then be used to draw the bridal cable to the correct tightness using the “Gripper” tensiometer to set the proper bridal cable tension. 

The Genesys Bridal Cable Adjustment Tool Kit is universal and not limited only to use on Genesys (S-Tec) autopilots.  If you are performing autopilot cable and servo adjustments or installations of any kind, these tools are a must for your shop.  This kit is also housed in a molded case with custom foam.

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