The small measuring instrument, a force gauge is used in almost every industry to assess the force during pull tests and push tests. It has wide application in the field of researches and developments, productions, laboratory; field environment etc. Force gauges are versatile and universal measuring instruments that are used for measuring forces.
What are the different kinds of force gauges?
A force gauge can be both digital and also mechanical. Both the types are widely applicable in different fields. Digital force gauges are gaining ground nowadays and are fast replacing the mechanical ones. A digital force gauge is handheld instrument that essentially contains a load cell, display and also comprises electronic. A load cell is an integral part of the gauges and is also termed as force sensor. It has the prime function for the following reasons:
• It is at the heart of the digital force gauge
• It’s a kind of spring that flexes as soon as the force is exerted on the load cell.
• With the flexing of the load cell only the strain gauge can measure the strain and produce voltage in output.
Voltage that is produced as output is directly proportional to the force and strain as greater the force, greater will be the voltage. With the help of microprocessor and electronics the voltage can be transformed into force value which gets displayed on instrument. Force gauge by Equip2go has an edge over tachometers for it can witness the substantial amount of force up to 1000 pounds. The measuring instruments are available in a variety of force capacities that reflect a greater number of products required to be tested. The test units used by force gauge are mainly kilograms, pounds, Newton. Different types of test stands, fixtures and grips are available that can be used with fixed gauges, varying widely as required by the samples to be tested. Maximum forces can be observed during the tests with the aid of force gauges. The device can easily be used with the aid of valuable guidelines. Failure of observation of guidelines can damage a force gauge. It can result in inconsistent outcomes if not used properly. The load needs to be applied axially to the instrument. Load cell can be damaged if proper angle is not maintained. Results might also be skewed as a consequence of this.