Analogue Force Gauge

Basic

A simple solution for basic push and pull tests applied by hand.

Robust mechanical force gauges designed for general tension and compression tests up to 440 N.

Easy-to-use with an analogue dial and needle pointer, to indicate the force applied.

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Low-cost
Low-cost

Compact and lightweight, handheld gauges are an entry-level solution for push and pull testing in the field.

Low-cost analogue force gauges are best suited for occasional simple measurement of tension and compression, up to 30 kgf (60 lbf).

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Gram Gauge
Gram Gauge

Affordable and easy-to-use, mechanical gram gauges offer a quick and easy solution for measuring very low forces between 1 and 1000 grams-force.

Each gram gauge has a needle with slave pointer for simple peak-hold function, making them suitable for very basic tension and compression tests.

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A simple solution for basic push and pull tests applied by hand.

Robust mechanical force gauges designed for general tension and compression tests up to 440 N.

Easy-to-use with an analogue dial and needle pointer, to indicate the force applied.

 

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Overview

Analogue Force Gauges

Mechanical force gauges provide a basic and low-cost alternative to digital gauges for simple force measurement applications.

Tension, or compression, is indicated by a needle on a dial with a peak-hold function to lock the needle in place for taking maximum load readings.

The SL range of analogue force gauges features five models, from 8 N to 440 N. Each has an accuracy of ±2% of full scale, with the dial graduated in both Newtons (N) and pounds (lbf).

With no need for batteries, mechanical force gauges are intrinsically safe for 'no spark' environments.

A compact design makes it easy to store when not in use.

All models are supplied in a portable carry case with a full set of accessories that includes:

  • chisel point
  • compression plate
  • cone point
  • extension rod
  • inverse chisel point
  • test hook

Each gauge comes with its own traceable calibration certificate.

Low-cost Analogue Force Gauges

The FD and DT range of low-cost analogue force gauges measure tension and compression with a peak hold function for simple, non-critical force tests.

There is a choice of six push-pull (FD gauges) or six push-only (DT gauges), ranging from 1000 g to 30 kgf depending on your testing requirements.

Each gauge is rated to an accuracy of ±2% of full scale.

Used as a handheld instrument with no need for a battery, these mechanical gauges are small and easily carried for use in a variety of simple applications and outdoor environments.

All low-cost analogue gauges are supplied with a compression plate and extension rod. The FD (push-pull) gauges also include a test hook for tension applications.

Each gauge is supplied with its own certificate of conformity.

Gram Gauges

Mechanical gram gauges are low-cost instruments design to apply tension and compression via a leaf spring connected to a moving lever.

The needle moves across a scale graduated in gf whilst pushing a slave pointer, which remains in position at the end of the test to indicate the maximum force.

The DGD range of gram gauges features seven models, covering forces from 5 gf up to 1000 gf.

Compact and lightweight, gram gauges are highly portable and are an ideal solution for any environment where simple low force measurement is required.

Rated to an accuracy of ±2% of full scale.

Need more accuracy?

For improved precision and superior functionality, why not take a look at our Digital Force Gauges.

Key specs

Measurement range

Available models (all measure from zero to the maximum value indicated in the table below)

Tension and compression (SL range)

Model SL 2 SL 20 SL 50 SL 100
N 8 88 220 440
lbf 2 20 50 100

Accuracy

±2% of full scale (eg SL 100 has full-scale capacity of 100 lbf so is accurate to ± 2 lbf at any point of the range between 0 - 100 lbf)

Weight

570g

 

Measurement range

Available models (all measure from the minimum to the maximum values indicated in the table below)

Tension and compression (FD range)

Model FD 101 FD 102 FD 105 FD 110 FD 120 FD 130
gf 100 - 1000          
kgf   0.25 - 2.5 0.5 - 5 1 - 10  2 - 20 3 - 30
lbf 0.2 - 2 0.5 - 5 1 - 10 2 - 20 4 - 40 6 - 60

Compression only (DT range)

Model DT 101 DT 102 DT 105 DT 110 DT 120 DT 130
gf 100 - 1000          
kgf   0.25 - 2.5 0.5 - 5 1 - 10  2 - 20 3 - 30
lbf 0.2 - 2 0.5 - 5 1 - 10 2 - 20 4 - 40 6 - 60
Accuracy

±2% of full scale (eg DT 110 has full-scale capacity of 10 kgf so is accurate to ± 0.2 kgf at any point of the range between 1 - 10 kgf)

Weight

76g

 

Measurement range

Tension and compression

Available models (all measure from the minimum to the maximum values indicated in the table below)
Model DGD-1 DGD-2 DGD-3 DGD-6 DGD-7 DGD-8 DGD-9
gf 1 - 5 2.5 - 15 10 - 50 50 - 200 50 - 300 100 - 500 200 - 1000
Accuracy

±2% of full scale (eg DGD-6 has full-scale capacity of 200 gf so is accurate to ±4 gf at any point of the range between 50 - 200 gf)

Weight

78g (DGD-1 to DGD-8)

173g (DGD-9)

 

 

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