The PCE force gauge is the benchmark of quality and performance. PCE force gauge is for laboratories, for measurement and knowledge deficits on the job or in the field, and for educational and research purposes. There are several available in the PCE shop.
gauge is accurate to ±0.3% of the load and have a range of 20% of the surface weight. It provides measurements in grams (g) and Newton (N).
The force gauge with a surface weight of 5g to 1000g has a clamp as a load support, and those of 2.5g to 50kg have a hook, and most devices up to and beyond 100kg have a carabineer. Measuring with a compression kit can convert a traction meter, with a simple change, into a compression meter.
At PCE we offer a mechanical force gauge, and we also offer digital force gauge. Digital force gauge is available with an RS-232 interface and require an optional software pack to allow for data to be transferred to a computer for analysis.
Why to measure force? Very often it is interesting for a manufacturer to know, when a product breaks or will be loosened or destroyed. So he can optimize the products conditions and the
manuacturing processes to a minimum cost level at the maximum product performance. To find out this "break-even-point" very often a force gauge is used. When does a product become loose or
breaks? What amount of Newtons is necessary to open doors (push the handle down), to destroy metal pipes or wires (tension forces), ... How are forces effecting car seats being tested?
How are tactile forces (pressure forces) measured?
Here you can see a Force unit converter. It enables you to transfer the data (unit) you have got by the force gauge into units like kgf, pound, N,... In addition you find some more information about the force gauge as: Videos, Safety instructions and safe use of the instruments themselves.
Force gauge Application Notes
Here you will find a unit calculator to transfer the recieved force gauge datas to
Here you can find the documentation as a PDF of a TV fake check with our
Here you can find some more application pictures of our force gauge in many
Generally speaking a Force Gauge is a device used to measure the applied
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Force Gauge Brochures
Sample of calibration certificate
Heavy duty gauges
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How accurate is your test equipment? PCE Instruments is recognized reliable and accurate force gauge. The calibration procedure (including adjustment) is done by PCE Instruments itself or by first class external laboratories at lowest prices and highest possible quality standards.
Force Gauge related Topics
Senors, Grips, Handles, Software, Calibration Cerfifcates (ISO, DKD, NIST) and Verification Certificates (Class MI, MII, MIII) concerning the test instruments are ever available to purchase below each product description (details). Sensors (for use in stand alone applications or for special industrial use) with measurement ranges from 1N to 500 kN, fixtures, junction boxes, converters, cables, test stands, … are to be seen by following
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The PCE force gauge is of the highest industry standards. Test units for force measurements are most commonly grams (g) and Newton (N), the force gauge has selectable units of measurement. A PCE force gauge can be used in several areas. The force gauge can determine the maximum tensile strength or breaking force. The force gauge can also define a force-time curve by the force measuring device.
In the wide range of our instruments you can choose between a force gauge with a load cell, a hook or a carabineer, and if the gauge is digital or mechanical. Even instruments for specific custom applications are offered in our shop. All have the ability to capture the peak force in both, tension and compression.
Our gauge is used by quality control, engineering, and manufacturing professionals in nearly every industry around the world to help assess and ensure product and material quality. All types have a high standard and can be calibrated. The calibration certificate for every force gauge includes a calibration protocol control document containing the company contact details, the laboratory calibration, and certification that it meets the DIN ISO 9000 standard.
The instruments are packed with features that are not found in other meters in its price class, and most of the devices come with an optional software pack. This specialized software allows the user to store the measured data and can determine the temporal discourse of force. Our force gauge, mechanical or digital, has a comprehensive range of 1N up to 3000kN. The resolutions are between 0.001N and 0.1N. The determined values are shown on the digital display. Choose engineering units on lb, oz, kg, N or kN for loads.
On our website we have placed a table for you where you can fill in the known data to transfer it into the needed parameter. Our instruments are very useful to measure the maximum force to see if a part is of high quality or not. A force gauge is constantly monitoring for peak loads in tension and compression.
You can order easily: - by phone - by email - by fax - by mail
The delivery time takes normally from 2 to 4 working days with the parcel:
We are certified DIN ISO in almost all manufactured measuring instruments, especially laboratory instruments. Devices are purchased at the stated prices and prices will be adjusted if necessary. Together with the device you will receive a protocol of control. Our DIN ISO calibrations and verifications are done by our associates.
PCE Instruments is represented at trade fairs and exhibitions all over the world and presents there its testing equipment – portfolio from the laboratory range, measuring-regulation-weighing technology.