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Product SKU : X-C Series

Force gauges with hardened ball

Model X-C comes in nine capacities ranging from 50 lb to
25,000 lb or 50 to 10000 kg.
Ships from Canada (Brampton, Great Toronto Area, Ontario)
Please select a model

Accredited ISO 17025 calibration certificate for these X-C Series Force gauges with hardened ball force tools is be available on request (for an extra charge). Why Calibrate?


Proven accuracy and ruggedness sets our mechanical force gauge apart in the force measurement industry. The Dillon X-C force gauges measure tension, compression or push/pull force. 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. All models feature accuracy of ±1% of full capacity, except the 25,000 (10000 kg) capacity instruments which are accurate to ±2% of full capacity. Ideal for stand alone force applications or as the load defining component of a much larger system.


  • Hardened balls for vertical loading
  • Available in lbs or kgs
  • Maximum pointer optional
  • Two year warranty

Load is applied against a hardened ball which rotates to maintain vertical alignment as pressure increases. The ball is held in place with a spring clip or retainer. A threaded mounting hole is located opposite the loading ball in the bottom of the beam. Model X-C is available in pound,  kilogram or Newton capacities.

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:

Dillon X-C Compression Force Gauge (series) Accuracy Capacity & Dial
30386-0035 ±1% of full scale 50 lb x 1/2 lb
30386-0043 100 lb x 1 lb
30446-0033 250 lb x 2-1/2 lb
30446-0017 500 lb x 5 lb
30444-0019 1,000 lb x 10 lb
30388-0017 2,000 lb x 20 lb
30389-0016 5,000 lb x 50 lb
30423-0014 10,000 lb x 100 lb
30449-0014 ±2% of full range 25,000 lb x 250 lb


  • 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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