Product SKU : 30800-0017

2,500 lb Tension and compression Force Gage

Force gauges calibrated in push-pull are available in four capacities in pounds ranging from 50-0-50 lb up to and including 2,500-0-2,500 lb and three metric capacities from
50-0-50 to 1000-0-1000 kg.
Ships from Canada (Brampton, Great Toronto Area, Ontario)
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Accredited ISO 17025 calibration certificate for these 30800-0017 2,500 lb Tension and compression Force Gage force tools is be available on request (for an extra charge). Why Calibrate?


Force gauges calibrated in push-pull are available in four capacities in pounds ranging from 50-0-50 lb up to and including 2,500-0-2,500 lb and three metric capacities from 50-0-50 to 1000-0-1000 kg. Accuracy is ±2% of maximum dial reading (based upon total capacity of both compression and tension scales).

Model X-PP gauges in capacities up to and including 500-0-500 lb or 250-0-250 kg are supplied with a set of self-aligning spherical rod-end connectors for tension loading. Force is applied to connectors through a hardened steel pin which must be slip fit in connector holes.

2,500-0-2,500 lb and 1000-0-1000 kg capacity gauges are equipped with two shackle adapters, shackles and pins. Shackles must be removed when compression load is involved. Force is then applied against shackle pins in a suitable test setup.


  • ±1% accuracy
  • Baked enamel resists corrosion
  • Shockless indicator optional
  • Tension or compression with the same unit
  • Two year warranty

Model X-PP with push/pull calibration

Proven accuracy and ruggedness sets our mechanical force gauge apart in the force measurement industry. The "D" shaped deflection beam is the heart of the Force Gauge system. Highly engineered materials with close machining tolerances and proper heat treatment provide optimum strength and spring characteristics. Two year warranty.

Ideal for stand alone force applications or as the load defining component of a much larger system.


1.  Deflection beam
2. Dial indicator with zero at standard 12:00 position.
3. Bezel
4. Maximum load pointer (optional)
5. Pressure button
6. Slanted Anvil
7. Dial indicator plunger
8. Anvil set screw
9. Mounting bracket for dial indicator
10. Screws for mounting bracket
11. Bezel-locking screw
12. Loading ball
13. Spring retainer clip

Principle of operation

A D-shaped deflection beam is the heart of the Dillon Force Gauge. Machined to close tolerances, beams are heat treated to develop optimum strength and spring characteristics. High-strength aluminum is used in Model X instruments through 500 lb (200 kg). Ranges above this are fabricated from aircraft-quality alloy steel. A precision dial indicator is mounted at the null point of the deflection beam. The indicator plunger rests against a slanted anvil at the open end of the beam, as shown in the photo. Under compression loads, the two halves of the beam tend to close. Tension force causes them to move apart. This action pushes the plunger inward, as determined by the slant of the anvil. Readings produced on the dial are in direct relation to applied load. The pointer revolves 360° clockwise under compression or tension forces. Push-pull gauges read half scale (180°) clockwise in compression, and counterclockwise, 180° from center zero under tension loads.

Overload rating

Accidental overloads up to 30% of capacity can be safely sustained without injury to the dial indicator or deflection beam. All capacities feature a 5:1 design safety factor.

Low beam deflection

When measured across the center of top- and bottom-loading holes, the approximate beam deflection is as follows:

  • 50 to 250-lb (25 to 100 kg) capacity: 0.019"
  • 500-lb (200 kg) capacity: 0.016"
  • 1,000-lb (500 kg) capacity: 0.018"
  • 2,000-lb (1000 kg) capacity: 0.011"
  • 5- and 10,000-lb (2 and 5000 kg) capacity: 0.010"
  • 25,000-lb (10,000 kg) capacity 0.022"

How to order:

All push-pull gauges are supplied with a compression-loading spherical ball fitting for compression loading.

Dillon Model X-PP with tension and compression calibration (series) Accuracy Capacity & Dial
30795-0014 ±2% of full scale 50-0-50 x 1 (lb)
30796-0013 125-0-125 x 2-1/2 (lb)
30798-0011 500-0-500 x 10 (lb)
30800-0017 2,500-0-2,500 x 50 (lb)
30796-0021 50-0-50 x 1 (kg)
30798-0029 250-0-250 x 5 (kg)
30800-0025 1,000-0-1,000 x 20 (kg)


  • Shockless dial indicator for installations involving the sudden application or release of force. (Maximum pointer cannot be supplied with shockless dial indicator.)
  • Maximum load pointer which remains at peak load until manually reset. (not available on Model X-PP)
  • Zero position on dial may be factory positioned at 12, 3, 6, or 9 o'clock. Standard position is at 12 o'clock 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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