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DFE II Series Digital Force Gauges

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.
DFE II Series Digital Force Gauges

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.

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 TCM test stand and connected to a computer) for online recording of quality testing data for incoming material inspection conformance.

A large, easy-to-read, high resolution dot matrix LCD full color display supports a variety of standard gauge functions, including normal and peak read¬ings, high/low limits, set points, pass/fail results, statistical results, load cell actuation and direction. The DFE II features an integral load cell with a measurement accuracy better than ±0.25% FS, and has analog, USB and RS232 serial communication.

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

Expand the functionality of your DFE II force gauge even further with the advanced ForceTest software.

DFE II Series Key Features:
- Simple user interface
- Capacities from 2 lbf (10 N) to 500 lbf (2500 N)
- Selectable units of measurement (ozf, gf, lbf, kgf and N)

Find out which adapter you need for your DFE II digital force gauge in this Connection Diagram.

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See our Force Measurement Catalogue here.

Find the Declaration of Conformity for the DFE II Series force gauge here.


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      • Firmware Version 1.07 10-Jun-19. 1) Added feature to transmit an ASCII string indicating that a break was detected. 2) Contract closure settings are now remembered between power cycles.
      • LTCM-100 Firmware Version 1.11 01-Oct-13. Initial Release.
      • ForceTest Software Version 2.0.0 30-Sep-20. Added Features: 1) User interface improvements, including a test creation wizard, redesigned menus to provide more chart space, and theme options, 2) Added the ability to add annotations to the chart on a per-test run or test basis, 3) Added the ability to modify the charts line formatting, 4) New templates have been added as well as a report designer feature, 5) Improved performance when opening or calculating test results, 6) Added a new documentation site at https://docs.forcetest.cloud. Fixed: 1) Various usability improvements.
      • ForceTest Software Version 1.1.1 19-Nov-19. The DF I and II Series force gauges can be configured to have different polarities for tension and compression. ForceTest will always display and graph the reading from the DF I or II Series gauge as is. To change the polarity of the live readings and graph values in ForceTest, the polarity of the gauge must be switched. Added Features: 1) DF II Series USB drivers are now installed silently. Fixed: 1) Now connects to DF I Series Force Gauges. This fixes a regression in ForceTest 1.1.0, 2) Now connects to DF II Series Force Gauges running versions 1.03 and earlier firmware. This fixes a regression in ForceTest 1.1.0, 3) TCM USB Drivers are now included in the ForecTest 1.1.1 installer. .
      • ForceTest Software Version 1.0.2 07-Aug-18. Added Features: 1) Customize line color, 2) Warning message now alerts if the DF I or II Series gauge needs power cycling, 3) Live readings and graph values now match the polarity of the gauge. Fixed: 1) Standard Tests no longer disappear when connecting with a remote non-dedicated force gauge, 2) Zooming in during a live run has been improved, 3) Fixed the date and time data in the "Started On" column, 4) Fixed crashing issue when connecting via RS232, 5) Fixed crashing issue when test limits are sent from a gauge, 6) Statistics can be calculated for all or just selected tests, 7) Responses to PreTest Questions are now correctly displayed on reports.
      • ForceTest Software Version 1.0.1 12-Dec-17. Initial Release.
      • Firmware Version 1.0 25-Oct-17. Initial release to support the launch of the LD Series, including the LD5, LD10, LD30, LD50, and LD100.