PCE Instruments' force gauge
products are the benchmark of quality and
performance. PCE force gauges provide
measurements in grams (g) and Newtons (N), are
accurate to ±0.3% of the load and have a range
of 20% of the surface weight. PCE force gauges
are used in materials testing laboratories,
for quality control applications on the job or
in the field, and for educational and research
purposes. There are several different force
gauge products available online in the PCE web
A force gauge with a surface weight of 5g to
1000g typically has a clamp as a load support,
while a force gauge with a surface weight of
2.5g to 50kg typically has a hook. Most
devices with up to and beyond 100kg surface
weights have carabineer load supports. When
using a force gauge, measuring with a
compression kit can quickly and easily convert
a traction meter into a compression meter.
At PCE, we offer mechanical force gauge
products as well as digital force gauge
devices. Digital force gauge devices are
available with RS-232 interfaces. Optional
software allows for data to be transferred to
a computer for analysis.
Why measure force?
Manufacturers strive to optimize their
materials, products and processes to achieve
maximum performance with minimal cost. To find
the right manufacturing mix, many
manufacturers put their materials and products
to the test. This kind of testing often
involves the use of a force gauge to determine
under what conditions a material, component or
product could break or become loose. A force
gauge can be used to identify the amount of
Newtons necessary to a open door, turn a
handle or push down a vehicle's brake pedal.
Force gauges can measure tension forces used
to destroy metal pipes or wires. Force gauges
even can be used to evaluate how compression
forces affect car seats during an automobile
out our free force gauge unit converter here.
Our handy force gauge unit converter enables
you to convert the measurement data you have
collected into units such as ponds (p),
Newtons (N), kiloponds (kp) or kilograms-force
(kgf), kilonewtons (kN), dynes (dyn), poundals
(pdl), ounces-force (ozf) and pounds-force
"Details" to take advantage of our
free force gauge unit calculator. Our
handy force gauge unit
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gauges have myriad applications. See
how PCE force gauges are used in
different ways in various
fields of industry...
speaking, a force gauge is a
mechanical or digital device used to
compression, tension, torque...
Heavy duty gauges
more information about PCE's heavy
duty force gauge products and their
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How accurate is your test
equipment? PCE Instruments is a trusted
manufacturer and supplier of accurate,
reliable force gauges. Each force
gauge is calibrated and adjusted
according to the highest possible
quality standards by PCE or by a
first-class calibration laboratory
PCE Instruments manufactures and sells measuring instruments, control systems, laboratory technology and weighing equipment for use in an array of industries and applications. The following shortcuts will take you to other PCE products related to force testing:
Choosing a Force Gauge
PCE-branded force gauges are manufactured according to the highest standards of quality. When choosing a force gauge for your application, consider the range of force to be measured, the direction of the forces (and whether in tension, compression or both), the duration and rate at which the force is applied, the environmental conditions, the frequency and amount of data to be collected, and if there’s a need to download the data to a computer. The nature of your application also should help you determine whether you need a force gauge with a load cell, hook or carabineer.
PCE’s mechanical and digital force gauges are used by engineering and manufacturing professionals around the world to assess the quality of materials, components and products. All PCE force gauges have the ability to capture the peak force in both tension and compression.
PCE Instruments’ force gauge products are packed with features not found in other force meters in the same price range. In addition, most PCE force gauge devices come with an optional software pack. This specialized software allows the user to store the measured data to a PC and can aid in determining the temporal discourse of force.
You can order easily: - by phone - by email - by fax - by mail
The delivery time takes nor-mally from 2 to 4 working days with the parcel:
Naturally DIN ISO certificates are available for almost all test instruments (as an option),
the meters ma-nufactured by PCE in Germany are always equipped with a labo-ratory ISO calibration certificate.
PCE Instruments is represen-ted at trade shows / fairs and exhibitions all over the world and presents there its testing equipment – portfolio from the laboratory range, measuring-regulation-weighing technology.