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. 821-3982
Mfr. Part No.77-01663-03-01
BrandHoneywell
kr 17 986,66
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Units
- ±0.2 % - - - - - - - - - 139.7 x 93.98 x 55.88mm - -
RS Stock No. 181-1978
Mfr. Part No.FH 1KUK
BrandSauter
kr 8 584,01
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Units
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 192-5891
Mfr. Part No.FA 100.
BrandSauter
kr 3 140,39
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100N ±1 % kg, N 0.5 N - - - - - RSCAL - 230 x 60 x 50mm 560g 50mm
RS Stock No. 192-5888
Mfr. Part No.FH 2K.
BrandSauter
kr 9 107,43
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2000N ±0.5 % kgf, lbf, N 1 N 2000Hz RS232 - - - RSCAL Europe 238 x 63 x 36mm 640g 36mm
RS Stock No. 181-1955
Mfr. Part No.FH 5KUK
BrandSauter
kr 9 840,39
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- ±0.5 % kN 1 N 2000Hz RS232 12 h ACCU Yes - Type C - Europlug 66 x 36 x 230mm - 230mm
RS Stock No. 192-5885
Mfr. Part No.FK 1K.
BrandSauter
kr 3 559,13
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1000N ±0.5 % kg, lb, N, oz 0.5 N 1000Hz - - - - RSCAL Europe, UK, US 195 x 84 x 35mm 600g 35mm
RS Stock No. 181-1970
Mfr. Part No.FH 20UK
BrandSauter
kr 5 757,51
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Units
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 789-8905
Mfr. Part No.FH 20.
BrandSauter
kr 4 815,51
Each
Units
20N ±1 % kg, lb, N 0.01 N 2000Hz RS232 - - Yes - Europe 230 x 66 x 35mm 1.3kg 35mm
RS Stock No. 899-7955
Mfr. Part No.FH 5.
BrandSauter
kr 4 815,51
Each
Units
Maximum of 5N 0.5 % kg, lb, N 0.001 N - RS232 12 (Without Backlight) h Rechargeable - - Europe 230 x 66 x 35mm 640g 35mm
RS Stock No. 559-713
Mfr. Part No.FA 100.
BrandSauter
kr 2 198,39
Each
Units
100N ±1 % kg, N 0.5 N - - - - - - - 230 x 60 x 50mm 560g 50mm
RS Stock No. 181-1956
Mfr. Part No.FH 500UK
BrandSauter
kr 4 815,51
Each
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500N ±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
RS Stock No. 559-818
Mfr. Part No.FH 5K.
BrandSauter
kr 10 363,82
Each
Units
5000N ±0.5 % kgf, lbf, N 1 N 2000Hz RS232 - - - - Europe 238 x 63 x 36mm 640g 36mm
RS Stock No. 192-5894
Mfr. Part No.FA 200.
BrandSauter
kr 3 140,39
Each
Units
200N ±1 % kg, N 1 N - - - - - RSCAL - 230 x 60 x 50mm 560g 50mm
RS Stock No. 722-6956
Mfr. Part No.CFG+200
BrandMecmesin
kr 5 516,57
Each
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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. 136-3460
Mfr. Part No.DA 1-4
BrandSauter
kr 18 738,62
Each
Units
- 0.005 % ft/lb, in/lb, kgf/cm, kgf/m, Nm 0.0002 Nm 1000Hz RS232, USB 18 h Rechargeable Battery - - Europe, UK 250 x 160 x 100mm 3kg 100mm
RS Stock No. 788-8908
Mfr. Part No.FH 20
BrandSauter
kr 5 757,51
Each
Units
20N ±1 % kg, lb, N 0.01 N 2000Hz RS232 - - Yes RSCAL - 230 x 66 x 35mm 1.3kg 35mm
RS Stock No. 181-1975
Mfr. Part No.FH 200UK
BrandSauter
kr 5 757,51
Each
Units
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 559-795
Mfr. Part No.FK 1K.
BrandSauter
kr 2 617,13
Each
Units
1000N ±0.5 % kg, lb, N, oz 0.5 N 1000Hz - - - - - Europe, UK, US 195 x 84 x 35mm 600g 35mm
RS Stock No. 192-5883
Mfr. Part No.FK 50.
BrandSauter
kr 3 559,13
Each
Units
50N ±0.5 % kg, lb, N, oz 0.02 N 1000Hz - - - - RSCAL Europe, UK, US 195 x 84 x 35mm 600g 35mm
RS Stock No. 722-6943
Mfr. Part No.CFG+500
BrandMecmesin
kr 5 516,57
Each
Units
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 - - - - - -
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