Force Gauges

What is a force gauge?
A force gauge is a measurement instrument that measures compression and tension (push and pull forces). Force gauges usually provide measurements in kilograms, pounds and newtons.
Types of force gauges
Force gauges can be either mechanical or digital. As they are measuring push and pull forces, they are normally manufactured from robust materials.
Digital force gauges are now used more than their mechanical counterparts and are gradually replacing them. They are constructed from a load cell, electronics and a display. The load cell can be part of the main body of the device, or can be connected at a distance from the gauge. Digital force gauges are easy to use and incredibly accurate.
Some gauges return data on only one unit of measure (newtons for example), while more advanced models offer more than one type of measurement. Many force gauges are supplied with extension rods and adapters that allow for different types of testing. Some force gauges can be also be mounted to test stands.
What are they used for?
Typical applications for force gauges include friction testing, door opening and testing the strength of wire. They are used for many industrial applications and are commonly used in research and development and laboratory environments.
Force gauges help decisions to be made on products or prototypes. For example, an acceptable door latch may need between 6 pounds and 8 pounds of force to open. If the door doesn’t open with this amount of force, it won’t be fit for purpose.
Force gauges are suitable for tests with a longer duration and are not typically used to measure impact or shock. Sudden increases in force will not be measured accurately by this type of instrument.

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RS Stock No. 136-3462
Mfr. Part No.DA 10-3
BrandSauter
MYR10,202.23
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- 0.005 % - 0.002 Nm 1000Hz RS232, USB 18 h Rechargeable Battery - Europe, UK 250 x 160 x 100mm 3kg 100mm 250mm
RS Stock No. 181-1959
Mfr. Part No.FH 100UK
BrandSauter
MYR2,207.54
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100N ±0.5 % kg, lb, N 0.05 N 2000Hz RS232 12 h ACCU Yes Type C - Europlug 66 x 36 x 230mm 640g 230mm 66mm
RS Stock No. 136-3469
Mfr. Part No.DB 100-2
BrandSauter
MYR9,662.38
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- 0.005 % - 0.02 Nm 1000Hz RS232, USB 18 h Rechargeable Battery - Europe, UK 200 x 100 x 50mm 3kg 50mm 200mm
RS Stock No. 722-6943
Mfr. Part No.CFG+500
BrandMecmesin
MYR2,838.30
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50 kgf, 110 lbf, 500 N ±0.5 % gf, kgf, lbf, N, ozf 0.05 kgf, 0.1 lbf, 0.5 N 500Hz RS232 - AA - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 181-1958
Mfr. Part No.FH 200UK
BrandSauter
MYR2,207.54
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200N ±0.5 % kg, kN, lb, N, t 0.1 N 2000Hz RS232 12 h ACCU Yes Type C - Europlug 66 x 36 x 230mm 640g 230mm 66mm
RS Stock No. 821-3976
Mfr. Part No.77-01687-14
BrandHoneywell
MYR9,045.59
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- ±0.2 % - - - - - - - - 139.7 x 93.98 x 55.88mm - - 139.7mm
RS Stock No. 722-6956
Mfr. Part No.CFG+200
BrandMecmesin
MYR2,838.30
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20 kgf, 44 lbf, 200 N ±0.5 % gf, kgf, lbf, N, ozf 0.02 kgf, 0.05 lbf, 0.2 N 500Hz RS232 - AA - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 136-3468
Mfr. Part No.DB 50-2
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MYR9,662.38
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- 0.005 % - 0.01 Nm 1000Hz RS232, USB 18 h Rechargeable Battery - Europe, UK 200 x 100 x 50mm 3kg 50mm 200mm
RS Stock No. 559-741
Mfr. Part No.FH 500.
BrandSauter
MYR2,829.39
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500N ±0.5 % kgf, lbf, N 0.1 N 2000Hz RS232 - - - Europe 238 x 63 x 36mm 640g 36mm 238mm
RS Stock No. 136-3471
Mfr. Part No.DB 500-2
BrandSauter
MYR9,662.38
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- 0.005 % - 0.05 Nm 1000Hz RS232, USB 18 h Rechargeable Battery - Europe, UK 200 x 100 x 50mm 3kg 50mm 200mm
RS Stock No. 821-3982
Mfr. Part No.77-01663-03-01
BrandHoneywell
MYR7,424.78
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- ±0.2 % - - - - - - - - 139.7 x 93.98 x 55.88mm - - 139.7mm
RS Stock No. 136-3464
Mfr. Part No.DB 1-4
BrandSauter
MYR8,582.88
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- 0.005 % - 0.0002 Nm 1000Hz RS232, USB 18 h Rechargeable Battery - Europe, UK 200 x 100 x 50mm 3kg 50mm 200mm
RS Stock No. 181-1962
Mfr. Part No.FH 10KUK
BrandSauter
MYR5,278.81
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- ±0.5 % kg, kN, lb, N, t 5 N 2000Hz RS232 12 h ACCU Yes Type C - Europlug 66 x 36 x 230mm - 230mm 66mm
RS Stock No. 136-3461
Mfr. Part No.DA 5-3
BrandSauter
MYR10,202.23
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- 0.005 % - 0.001 Nm 1000Hz RS232, USB 18 h Rechargeable Battery - Europe, UK 250 x 160 x 100mm 3kg 100mm 250mm
RS Stock No. 2509670942
Mfr. Part No.GD-25
MYR808.42
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