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Chatillon DFM-Series Digital Force Gauge

Digital Force Gauges: Digital Force Gauges from Chatillon - Chatillon DFM-Series

Note that the DFM-series force gauges are replaced by (yet are still completely compatible with) Chatillon's new DFE series force gauges

Integral Load Cell Gauge in four capacities from 2 to 100 lbs. - remarkably cost effective digital force gauges offering digital accuracy, versatility and extreme ease of use.  Four element keypad controls basic functions: ZERO, UNITS, PEAK, *.  Offers fast, easy operator training for both production floor and laboratory environments.  Its affordable price, rugged all-metal design and interval sampling rate of 1000 samples per second makes the DFM perfect for a wide variety of peak applications.

Operation Features:

  • Internal digital sampling rate of 1000 samples per second
  • Tension/compression modes are indicated by "T" for tension or "C" for compression upon force application.
  • Selectable units of measurement: lb, kg or N
  • Display update rate of 8 times per second
  • Rechargeable battery with Peak and Low Battery indicator on display
  • Continuous AC operation available for 110 VAC or 220 VAC

Physical Design Features:

  • Die cast, powder coated metal reversible housing. Split housing design permits upright display whether gauge is hand held or test stand mounted.
  • Easy to read 1/2" high LCD display with 4-1/2 digits for forced value. On the display, indicators show units, mode, peak and low battery
  • 4 button keypad with separate on/off switch
  • Rear mounting hole patterns: (2) #10-32 thread holes for light duty stands

Standard Accessories:

Stainless steel attachments include a flat head, hook and 2" extension rod. Gauge, battery charger, attachments, Allen wrench and operation manual are furnished in a cushioned carrying case.

Accuracy: ±0.5% of full scale ±1 LSC (least significant count)
Tare Capacity: 10% of full scale in pound mode
Full Scale Deflection: 0.014"
Temperature: 40° to 110°F (5°C to 45°C), Stability: 0.03% per °F
Weight: Instrument: 2 lbs (6 lb shipping weight)


Capacity x Graduation

Safe Overload*


2 lb  0.002 lb

10 lb

1 kg x 0.001 kg

10 N x 0.01 N


10 lb x 0.01 lb

15 lb

5 kg x 0.005 kg

50 N x 0.05 N


50 lb x 0.05 lb

75 lb

25 kg x 0.02 kg

250 N x 0.2 N


100 lb x 0.1 lb

150 lb

50 kg x 0.05 kg

500 N x 0.5 N

*maximum load with no mechanical damage (display blanks at rated capacity + 10%)

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