Product SKU : DFE2-500

500lbf Force Gauge with USB

These Chatillon® DFE II Series (compact, easy-to-use force gauges) are designed for economy applications without compromising functionality. Ideal for hand held or test stand applications, DFE II Series force gage features a large, easy-to-read, high resolution dot matrix LCD full color display and comes with USB and RS232 serial communication.
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Accredited ISO 17025 calibration certificate for these DFE2-500 500lbf Force Gauge with USB force tools is be available on request (for an extra charge). Why Calibrate?


The DFE II Series is a compact, easy-to-use force gauge, designed for economy applications without compromising functionality. This digital force gauge is ideal for handheld or test stand applications and is available in several capacities. The Chatillon DFE II Series marks a new era in digital force measurement. This compact, easy-to-use digital force gauge is designed for economy applications without compromising functionality. It is ideal for hand held use, as well as for test stand applications.

Easy-to-Read Display.
A large, easy-to-read full color LCD can display readings, icons and visually indicate gauge or test status using various colors. The high resolution display features brightness adjustments and can be inverted when required.  The display can even be “hidden” at the press of a button.  A load bargraph indicating load direction, measured load and safe load and helps prevent overloads : the load bar changes from green to red to indicate proximity to load cell capacity.

Dependable Measurements.
The DF II Series features an integral loadcell sensor that delivers repeatable, accurate results.  The innovative load bargraph shows dynamic load, direction of load and warns you of pending overload conditions. Smart technology in the gauge even keeps track of overload history to aide in maintenance and troubleshooting.

Test Stand Compatibility.
The DF II Series has a universal mounting backplate that enables you to fit the gauge to commonly used Chatillon force testers including the MT Series and LTCM Series testers.
Single Touch Operation.
The rubber keypad features dedicated and dynamic function keys.  The function keys correspond to displayed options and guide the user during operation.  A navigation pod lets you navigate through the menus and to scroll and  change values quickly.  The innovative “i” key can be used to display critical information on the gauge such as gauge capacity and resolution, battery life remaining, loadcell overload history, even service information including last calibration date, or the location of service centers.

The DFE II Series comes standard with digital and analog outputs.  RS232 outputs are supported with baud rates from 9600 to 115,600.  Simply select the baud rate and whether or not you want to gauge to transmit with our without units.  The unit also is supplied with USB communications capability.  You may select the Mitutoyo output when communicating with a Mitutoyo device.  Or, you may use the +2V analog output to drive alarms or other ancillary devices. The DFE II features protocols for Chatillon test
stands, Mitutoyo devices and an Alternate protocol.

This digital force gauge is often used for collecting production sample data at the end of a production line, for performing pass/fail tests, or (when mounted to the Chatillon LTCM test stand and connected to a computer) for online recording of quality testing data for incoming material inspection conformance.


Chatillon® DFE II Series Features

  • Operating Modes
    - Normal
    - Peak
  • Advanced Functions
    - Load Limits
    - Pass/Fail Limits
    - Embedded SPC (Mean, CV, Std, Dev)
    - Overload History
  • Integral Load Cell
    - Better than 0.25% FS Accuracy
    - Mechanical Overload Protection to
    150% FS
  • Simple User Interface
    - High Resolution Full Color Display
    - Menus and Prompts Guide Operation
    - Dynamic Function Keys
    - Automatic Shutdown
  • Multiple Language Interfaces
    - English
    - Spanish
    - French
    - German
    - Portuguese
    - Chinese
  • NIST Calibration with Data
  • 1 Year Warranty

Chatillon® DFE II Series Specifications

  • Accuracy: +0.25% of Full Scale
  • Maximum Overload: 150% of Rated Capacity
  • Tare Capacity: 10% of Rated Capacity
  • Resolution: 1000:1
  • Peak Capture Rate: 7000 Hz
  • Data Sampling: 7 KHz
  • Display Update Rate: 10 Hz
  • Data Save: Up to 20 Results
  • Power: Battery (Nickel Metal Hydride) or direct AC 120/230Vac
  • Battery Life: With dimming ON: 20 Hours
  • With dimming OFF: 16 Hours
  • Operating Temperature: 40°F to 110°F (5°C to 45°C)
  • Instrument Weight: 1.5 lbs (0.7 kg)
  • Shipping Weight: 4 lbs (2 kg)

Ordering info

DFE II Series ozf lbf gf kgf N
Chatillon DFE2-002 32 x 0.01 2 x 0.001 1000 x 1 1 x 0.001 10 x 0.01
Chatillon DFE2-010 160 x 0.1 10 x 0.01 5000 x 1 5 x 0.001 50 x 0.01
Chatillon DFE2-025 400 x 0.1 25 x 0.01 10000 x 10 10 x 0.01 100 x 0.1
Chatillon DFE2-050 800 x 0.1 50 x 0.01 25000 x 10 25 x 0.01 250 x 0.1
Chatillon DFE2-100 1600 x 1 100 x 0.1 50000 x 10 50 x 0.01 500 x 0.1
Chatillon DFE2-200 - 200 x 0.1 - 100 x 0.1 1000 x 1
Chatillon DFE2-500 - 500 x 0.1 - 250 x 0.1 2500 x 1 is your fast, easy-to-use website for quality force instruments available for almost any industries to measure the force during a push or pull test. We offer over 500 force gages and force sensors from most valuable brands, ready to be shipped from our Brampton (Toronto area) warehouse.

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