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. Today, Dillon provides a wide range of load monitoring and force measurement products, from software to force gauges, crane scales, dynamometers, and tension meters. The company focuses on providing quality measurement devices for tension, compression, and push/pull forces for industrial environments. 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.
Their factory is based in Fairmont, MN where they design, build, test and calibrate the Dillon force gauges to meet the rigorous safety, quality and reliability standards demanded by the industries. With a reputation for superior strength, reliability, accuracy, and quality, Dillon goes from strength to strength. ATEC carries a variety of Dillon force gauges to help you finish your project safely and on time.