Force Test Instrument PCE-DFG 500

Order no.: PCE-DFG 500
£ 582.00
£ 698.40
price ex. (VAT / delivery)
Delivery time: 1-2 working days


PCE-DFG 500 Force Test Instrument
Memory / RS-232 and USB ports / Illuminated control panel / Factory calibration certificate included

The PCE-DFG 500 digital Force Test Instrument or Gauge is used for tension and compression force measurements up to 500 N. The digital Force Gauge provides a high resolution of 0.05 N, allowing very precise measurements. The measured values are shown on the large, backlit display. This display can be rotated 180 degrees for easy viewing, and simultaneously show relevant data such as time and the measured value. The digital Force Gauge comes with an internal memory that holds up to 1000 measurements. In addition, the device has a USB interface for transferring the measurement data to a PC. On a PC, the data can be analyzed and archived by using the included software. The PCE-DFG 500 Force Gauge is simple to operate, featuring only four buttons and a streamlined menu for user-friendly navigation. A robust housing makes the device well suited for use in harsh conditions. The digital Force Gauge comes with an internal calibration function to ensure consistent accuracy of measurement, as well as PEAK (min / max hold), AUTO-PEAK and Track functions. Power is supplied by a rechargeable battery that offers non-stop operation for up to 16 hours. A battery charger is included in the delivery contents. The PCE-DFG 500 digital Force Gauge is the ideal device for performing quality control inspections during the manufacturing production assembly line process, for inspecting incoming and outgoing shipments and goods, and for researching, developing, and testing new products.

  • Internal sensor
  • Internal memory for up to 1000 measurements
  • Tension and compression force measurements
  • Four measurement speeds
  • Measuring units: mN, N, gf, kgf, ozf, kg, lbf (selectable)
  • PEAK (min / max hold), AUTO-PEAK and Track functions
  • Limit value function
  • Calibration function
  • Max. overcharge
  • Automatic or manual storage
  • Mains operation possible
  • Graphic display with automatic arrangement
  • Time / date
  • Report print function
  • Software for analyzing and archiving data
  • Automatic power shut-down function
  • Overload protection: 150 %
  • Battery status function

Technical specifications
Measurement range 500 N / 50 kg / 110 lbs
Resolution 0.05 N / 0.005 kg / 0.01 lbs
Accuracy ±0.1 % of measurement range
Calibration 5 point calibration possible
Measuring units N, gf, kgf, ozf, kg, lbf, mN
Max. overload ±150 % outside of measurement range
Measuring rate Adjustable, 10 / 5 / 2 / 1 reading(s) per sec
Display 160 x 128 pixel graphic display
Internal memory Stores up to 1,000 measurements
Storage Manual - at the push of a button
Automatic - AUTO-PEAK function
Interface Serial RS-232 9-pin, USB 2.0
Software and data cable Includes CD-ROM with software
Environmental conditions During operation: -10° C ... +40 °C / +14° F ... +104° F
20 ... 80 % rel. humidity
Storing: -20° C ... +50° C / -4° F ... +122° F
5 ... 90 % rel. humidity
Power supply Internal 800 mAh Ni-MH rechargeable battery
Universal USB / BM charger
Input voltage: 110 ... 240 VAC
Adjustable auto shutdown function
Battery lifetime Up to 16 hours of continuous operation
Force sensor connector piece 7 mm / 0.3 in long with a 6 mm / 0.2 in screw thread
Sampling rate 2000 Hz
Set point Tolerance alarm
Dimensions 184.3 mm x 93.9 mm x 35.4 mm
7.3 in x 3.7 in x 1.4 in
Weight 1.05 kg / 2.31 lbs

Delivery contents
1 x PCE-DFG 500 digital Force Test Instrument
1 x adapter with chisel shaped head
1 x adapter with flat head
1 x adapter with pointed head
1 x adapter with hook
1 x adapter with round head
1 x connecting bar (90 mm / 3.5 in)
1 x CD-ROM with software
1 x USB data cable
1 x power supply / charger
1 x carrying case
1 x calibration certificate
1 x user manual