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Product SKU : U-Force Series

U Force Gauge

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.
Ships from Canada (Brampton, Great Toronto Area, Ontario)
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Accredited ISO 17025 calibration certificate for these U-Force Series U Force Gauge force tools is be available on request (for an extra charge). Why Calibrate?


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.


Slim line design for added versatility

The Model U Force Gauge is an accurate (±1% of full range) mechanical compression-measurement instrument. Its slim-line design has repeatedly proven valuable in installations where space is at a premium. The versatility of this simple instrument is demonstrated by the fact that it can be used as a hand held device, permanently mounted on a flat surface plate, or used in test fixtures.


1. Deflection beam
2. Indicator with zero at 6:00 position
3. Pressure fitting
4. Maximum pointer (optional)
5. Indicator plunger
6. Slanted anvil


Dillon U Force Gauge offers a capacity for every job

Dillon U Force Gauges are available for measurement in pounds or kilograms. There are 6-pound capacities ranging from 25 x .25 to 5,000 x 50 lb. The 4 kilogram capacities range from 10 x .1 to 500 x 5 kg.

Dillon also offers high-capacity gauges with pounds capacities from 500 to 5,000 lb and a metric model with a capacity of 500 kg. High-capacity gauges all have flat-bottom design, and each includes one pressure fitting of your choice.

How the U Force Gauge Works

The Dillon Model U Force Gauge employs a deflection beam machined from aircraft quality alloy steel and heat treated to develop optimum strength and spring characteristics. A precision dial indicator is mounted at the null point of this beam.

Compression force is normally applied against a single pressure fitting mounted on the upper half of the beam. (For accurate calibration, designate the type of pressure fitting you wish to use with the U Force Gauge. They are of four types: domed, cupped, flat, or a flat nylon insert. Flat bottom gauges require only one fitting). When load is exerted, the beam moves downward causing a slanted anvil on the free end to push against the indicator plunger. The indicator reading is a direct representation of the applied load.


Zero position
The zero position on the indicator dial can be factory positioned at 12 o'clock, 3 o'clock, 6 o'clock, or 9 o'clock. The standard position is the 6 o'clock position.

Maximum pointer
Model U Force Gauges can include a maximum pointer which remains at peak load until it is reset.

Shockless dial indicator
Offers added protection in applications where force is applied or released rapidly.

Dial orientation
The dial indicator can be factory positioned at 0° (standard), 90°, 180°, 270° clockwise. Photos on this page show standard dial orientation.

Note: maximum pointer and shockless dial indicator cannot be offered on the same unit.

How to buy Dillon "U" Force Gauge

Flat-bottom version - Force gauge assembly, carrying case and one compression fitting of choice. When ordering, please specify the load fitting you need (prices for load fittings are not included)

Dillon Model “U” Force Gauge: Accuracy Force Gauge Capacity & Dial Divisions
  +/- 1% of capacity kgf lbf
30354-0017 - 25 X 1/4
30354-0033 - 100 X 1
30354-0058 - 250 X 2-1/2
30482-0020 - 500 X 5
30482-0053 - 1,000 X 10
30478-0034 - 5,000 X 50
30354-0066 10 X 1/10 -
30354-0082 50 X 1/2 -
30354-0090 100 X 1 -
30482-0079 500 X 5 - 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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