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Force Gauge : FGD-Series

Force Gauge : FGD-Series

Force Gauge : FGD-Series

Used for measuring compression and tension forces the FGD series Digital Force Gauge is of rugged construction and includes various tips, a hook and extension shaft. Featuring a USB connection for power / data, software is also included. Suiting a wide range of applications, the FGD series is available in a variety of load cell capacities. 

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FGD series Digital Force Gauge from Starr Instruments is designed to be used for a wide range of industrial applications.

Common applications are in manual handling and OH&S to determine safe work load limits such as measuring the forces when pushing and or pulling materials or handling equipment such as pallet trucks, lift trucks, trolleys, bins, fire doors etc. 

Other examples of use include the measuring of forces required to use items such as latches, levers, doors, windows etc, as well as testing the force required to open packaging for food and beverage, FMCG, pharmaceutical and many more.  This testing indicates the suitability of the products for their intended use. These items need to be strong enough for their purpose but also still be able to be used by consumers.  No point buying a packet of chips for a quick snack if you can't easily open it nor do you want it to fall apart by being too easy to open. 

Features include metal casing for durability, large auto-reversible LCD display that is easy to read and a highly accurate, integrated load cell to measure the applied force in a push or pull direction with high accuracy. Touch sensitive buttons provide easy operation and the gauge is protected with audible and visual overload alarms to reduce the chance of operator misuse and potential damage. Also included is a large memory of 1000 entries and USB cable for data transfer.  

Force capacities available range from 2N (200gf) up to 1000N (100kgf). When choosing a gauge it is important to chose one with suitable capacity to ensure the load cell is not overloaded easily during testing. If the resolution is suitable to your testing requirements, it is recommended to move up to the next capacity model as a precaution.

An example of chosing a suitable gauge is, if you are testing around 40-45kgf, it would be prudent to consider the 100kgf version as when testing with the 50kgf version it would be operating around 90% of its capacity.  

Please note, low test forces (200gf to 5kgf) are very sensitive and the load cell can be very easily overloaded, even through accidental impact by a thumb or forefinger!

Unless the resolution is specifically required, play it safe and move up a range.

For further assistance or for low capacity force gauges please contact us


FEATURES:

• Ergonomic compact rugged body with black anodized coating and touch sensitive keypad
• Internal 1000 entry data logger and software for output
• Large display screen with auto-orientation (switches instantly when gauge is inverted)
• Audible and visual overload alarm protection
• Low/high alarm limit setting that is user adjustable

 

Standard kit includes digital force gauge, standard push/pull attachments (flat, chisel, cone, v-notch anvil tips, hook and 80mm extension rod), software CD, USB charging/data cable and mains USB/AC adapter, user manual and factory calibration certificate.

Optional attachments to assist with measurement of force are available including a T-handle grip for manual handling and OH&S, large hooks for bulkier objects, pull grips for wires, pin gauge for puncture penetration test, a grips for peel and flexure tests along with many more. For thorough testing we also have available stands to mount the force gauge and assist with consistent load application for highly repeatable, accurate testing.

 

SPECIFICATIONS:

 Accuracy

 ± 0.2% F.S.

 Selectable Units

 N, gf, kgf, ozf, and lbf. (Selectable)

 Display

LCD with LED Backlight

 Overload Capacity

 120% F.S.

 Measurement Mode

 Track, Peak, Auto-Peak

 Sampling Rate

 1000 Hz

 Memory

 1000 data

 Power

 Ni-MH rechargeable batteries

 Battery Life

 Approx. 20 hours per charge

 Charger/Adaptor

 Universal USB charger, Input:110~240VAC

 Outputs

 USB, set point output

 Dimensions

 160 x 73 x 34mm

 Weight

 0.7 kg

 

 

Capacity (Range) Resolution: (Accuracy: +/- 0.2% F.S.)

MODEL

mN

N

gf

Kgf

Ozf

lbf

FDG-2

Capacity

2000.0

2.0000

200.00

7.00

-

 

Resolution

0.5

0.0005

0.05

0.001

FGD-5

Capacity

5000.0

5.0000

500.00

-

18.000

1.1000

 

Resolution

0.5

0.0005

0.05

0.005

0.0001

FGD-10

Capacity

10000

10.000

1000.0

1.0000

35.00

2.200

 

Resolution

1

0.001

0.1

0.0001

0.01

0.0005

FGD-20

Capacity

20000

20.000

2000.0

2.0000

70.00

4.400

 

Resolution

5

0.005

0.5

0.0005

0.01

0.001

FGD-50

Capacity

50000

50.000

5000.0

5.0000

180.00

11.000

 

Resolution

5

0.005

0.5

0.0005

0.05

0.001

FGD-100

Capacity

-

100.00

10000

10.000

350.0

22.000

 

Resolution

0.01

1

0.001

0.1

0.005

FGD-200

Capacity

200.00

20000

20.00

700.0

44.00

 

Resolution

0.05

5

0.005

0.1

0.01

FGD-500

Capacity

-

500.00

50000

50.000

1800.0

110.00

 

Resolution

0.05

5

0.005

0.5

0.01

FGD-1000

Capacity

1000.0

100.00

3500

220.00

 

Resolution

-

0.1

0.01

1

0.05

 

 

 

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