Product SKU : DFS2-050

50lbf Digital Force Gauge

For the best price performance buy these Chatillon® DFS II digital force gauges from us. Designed for basic and complex applications the series offer data transfer and communication and may be equipped with integral load cells or smart remote sensors for load measurement or torque measurement.
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Accredited ISO 17025 calibration certificate for these DFS2-050 50lbf Digital Force Gauge force tools is be available on request (for an extra charge). Why Calibrate?


The DFS II Series offers the best price performance of any digital force gauge available today, along with wireless data transfer and communication. This easy-to-use digital force gauge is designed for basic and complex applications, and is ideal for handheld or 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 adjust
ments 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.  The integral loadcells feature mechanical overload protection at 150% Full Scale.

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.

Break Detection
Break detection is provided and two types of breaks are supported.  A sharp break can be used to detect whenever the load measurement drops 5% from a peak load.  Alternatively, you may override the sharp break and setup the gauge with a % break detector.  The % break detector allows you to set the drop percentage that is used to define a break.  This type of break is useful on samples with high elastic characteristics.

Contact Closure
The DFS II Series may be used to detect a contact break.  Using a jumper on Pins 8 and 10, the gauge will detect when a contact is “opened” and freeze the display reading showing the force required to break the contact


Load Averaging
Two methods of load averaging are standard with your DFS II.  Load averaging is useful to determining load characteristics of long test periods or for samples with characteristically noisy load readings.

Load Method
This method allows you to define a load threshold.  The
gauge will begin taking readings once the load threshold has
been reached and will continue to take and average readings until the measured load falls below the threshold value.

Time Method
The Time method allows you to establish your load averaging based on a load threshold and time duration.  The load
threshold determines the start of the averaging, while the time duration defines the length of the test period.  The gauge will begin taking readings when the threshold is reached and will continue to take and average readings until the time duration has expired.

Comprehensive Results
The DFS II Series supplies you with comprehensive results that are easy to view and understand.

The DFS 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 whether or not you want to gauge to transmit with or without units. You may select the Mitutoyo output when communicating with a Mitutoyo device.  Or, you may use the ±2V analog output to drive alarams or other ancillary devices.

This digital force gauge is often used to collect tear strength test data on new materials, while it allows you to perform statistic analysis on the data directly on the screen. By mounting the DFS II to a Chatillon LTCM test stand you can perform testing at the end of a production line and stream the results to a PC for analysis.

A large, easy-to-read, high resolution, full color dot matrix LCD display supports a variety of standard gauge functions including normal and peak readings, high/low limits, set points, pass/fail results, statistical results, load averaging, load comparisons, % and sharp break detection, load cell actuation, and direction.

Test Stand Compatibility
The DFS 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 tester.

Automate with Nexygen DF Software
Your DFS II can make use of our Nexygen DF software for gauge applications.  With Nexygen software, you can perform tests and graph results automatically using a personal computer.  Load results may be shown graphically versus time.  Tabular results are displayed and can be used to create relationships, queries or used to produce reports. You can format the display to match your requirements and establish pre and post-test questions that require the operator to answer questions based on the test setup. Setup is easy too. Menus, radio buttons and prompts guide you through instrument and test setup.  Since Nexygen DF software is OLE2 compatible, information can be exchanged transparently with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook.

This compact, easy-to-use force gauge is designed for basic and complex applications. Ideal for handheld or test stand applications, the DFS II may be equipped with integral load cells or smart remote sensors for load measurement or torque measurement. Measurement accuracy is better than 0.1% full scale in integral load cell or dedicated remote models.

The display can be inverted and displayed results may be “hidden” from the operator.

Comprehensive Results
The DFS II Series supplies you with comprehensive results
that are easy to view and understand.
The gauge displays: Measured Result with Units, Operating Mode, Pass-Fail Result, High and Low Load Results, Saved Results, Statistical Calculations; Average with MIN and MAX Results, Cv with Average and Standard Deviation, % Differentiation between Successive Results, Standard Deviation, Graphical representation of saved results.

Chatillon® DFS II Series Features

  • Operating Modes
    - Normal
    - Peak
  • Advanced Functions
    - Load Limits
    - Pass/Fail Limits
    - Load Averaging
    - Load Comparison
    - Break Detection
    - Contact Closure
    - Embedded SPC (Mean, CV, Std, Dev, %Diff)
    - Analog, Digital and Mitutoyo Outputs
    - Display & Output Filtering
    - Overload History
  • Integral Load Cell
    - Better than 0.1% FS Accuracy
    - Mechanical Overload Protection to
    150% FS
  • Remote Load Cell
    - Dedicated with better than 0.1% accuracy
    - Non-Dedicated 0.25%
    - Torque 0.3%
  • RS232 and USB connections
  • Simple User Interface
  • - High Resolution Color LCD 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® DFS II Series Specifications

  • Accuracy: +0.1% of Full Scale
  • Non dedicate remote cells and torque sensors are
    0.25% and 0.3%
  • Maximum Overload: 150% of Rated Capacity
  • Tare Capacity: 10% of Rated Capacity
  • Resolution: 10,000:1
  • Peak Capture Rate: 10,000 Hz
  • Data Sampling: 10 KHz
  • Display Update Rate: 10 Hz
  • Data Save: Up to 100 Results
  • Power: Battery (Nickel Metal Hydride) or direct AC 120/230Vac
  • Battery Life: With Dimming ON: 20 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)

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Chatillon DFS2-250G 8 x 0.002 0.5 x 0.0001 250 x 0.05 1 x 0.0001 2.5 x 0.0005
Chatillon DFS2-002 32 x 0.005 2 x 0.0002 1000 x 0.1 1 x 0.0001 10 x 0.001
Chatillon DFS2-010 160 x 0.02 10 x 0.001 5000 x 0.5 5 x 0.0005 50 x 0.005
Chatillon DFS2-025 400 x 0.05 25 x 0.002 10000 x 1 10 x 0.001 100 x 0.01
Chatillon DFS2-050 800 x 0.1 50 x 0.005 25000 x 2 25 x 0.002 250 x 0.02
Chatillon DFS2-100 1600 x 0.2 100 x 0.01 50000 x 5 50 x 0.005 500 x 0.05
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