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 mechanical 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.
The FD and DT range of low-cost mechanical 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.
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.