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For the past 20 years, MTNW Line Control Instruments (LCI) has been the trusted source for line control, tension monitoring, and winch monitoring equipment. 


RL-30s used in giant turbine deployment to harness powerful Fundy tides.  Encoders were Lloyds Register certified and provide payout accuracy of +/-0.03"

The LCI-90i is Industry's most versatie winch display. In addition to our standard single winch format we offer many unique user interfaces, which add value and increase features available to your customers and equipment.


We have recently released an addition to our Variable Wire Diameter (VWD) line of Running Line Tensiometers, the RL-30-VWD. The RL30-VWD is suitable for wire rope 1½” to 3" in diameter and 200T max tension capacity.



MTNW has released a new option for our running line tensiometer product group: the Encoder Option. Recently a client requested increased payout resolution to monitor position and speed for a tidal energy project. Speed calculations for the control systems dictated that an encoder be adapted for use on our RL-30 running line tensiometer.

Measurement Technology NW was awarded Trader of the Year 2015 by the World Trade Club in October.  The World Trade Club award honors Washington State businesses that increase international sales an


MTNW provided on site support, our rental 175T Tension Link, LCI-90i and WinchDAC data acquisition software. MTNW partnered with Glosten to monitor tension and support the Sea Anchor pull test during phase one field testing in Seattle, WA.

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Rugged Controls is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of rugged programmable controllers, sensors, instrumentation, controls and automation equipment used in industries ranging from oil & gas, industrial, oceanographic to mining to construction. Our brand of multivariable controllers is continually selected in mission-critical applications where rugged durability, viewability, accuracy and data acquisition is required.

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