Monday, September 28, 2015

A Force Gauge for Every Need and Budget

A force gauge is a force gauge, right? Well, not quite. Today’s advanced force gauges can pack more punch than closet-sized materials testers from decades past. But sometimes, keeping it simple is preferred.

With more than 25 years of experience designing and manufacturing force gauges, we’ve grown and enhanced our product offerings to include a solution for every need and budget. Consider the following short summary of our 5 gauge series, from basic up to industry-leading sophistication.

Series 2 gauges represent our most economical option and are designed to complete tension and
compression force testing applications up to 500 lbF. Featuring a backlit display with peak force capture, a compact aluminum housing, and selectable units of measurement, this gauge series satisfies everyday force measurement needs.

Series 3 gauges feature the same compact dimensions as Series 2, with the addition of USB data output for continuous or single-point readings, pass/fail limit indicators, a visual load bar to indicate when an overload is imminent, and capacities from 0.12 to 500 lbF (0.5 to 2,500 N).

Series 4 gauges are another step up, with the additional functionality of memory for 50 saved readings, USB, RS-232, Mitutoyo, and analog outputs, and accuracy of ±0.2% of full scale.

Series 5 is one of our more popular gauge series, with a compelling mix of sophistication and affordability. Featuring a fast sampling rate of 7,000 Hz, accuracy of ±0.1% of full scale, 1,000-point data memory, and advanced modes for measuring average force and external trigger, Series 5 fits almost any force measurement need.

Our flagship Series 7 is our engineers’ pride and joy, with a set of functions and specifications that truly set it apart. Industry-leading 14,000 Hz captures peak readings with amazing accuracy, even for quick-duration tests. Continuous data capture and storage at up to 14,000 Hz eliminates the need for expensive data acquisition hardware. Testing throughput is greatly increased through the gauges’ productivity enhancing functions – automatically output / save / re-zero upon sample break, program up to 3 functions for a footswitch activation, program a custom unit of measurement, and much more.

Too much information to digest? Fear not. Our handy force gauge comparison chart summarizes the major differences among the series, while pricing is provided on our website. Contact us directly for more information.