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DFS3 Series Digital Force Gauges

The DFS3 force gauges are advanced, high functionality digital force gauges.  designed for basic and complex applications. These digital force gauges are often used to collect breaking force and peel strength data on test materials, while it allows you to perform statistical analysis on the data directly on the screen. 
DFS Series Digital Force Gauges
The DFS3 is ideal for:
Both basic and more complex applications
Collection of breaking force and peel strength data on test materials
Statistical analysis on the data directly on the screen
Complex analysis of test data and results through connection to the freely supplied ForceTest 3.1 Software 
Comfort in handheld use

The DFS3 design consists of:
An ergonomic design that ensures a stable grip and easy mounting 
A large, easy-to-read color-display that highlights readings and icons for easy navigation
A rugged rubber keypad ensures a single touch operation that corresponds to displayed options on the screen and guides its user during operation

The DFS3 functionality offers:
Time saving test setup functionality, auto-save test results, and automatic export of these for further analysis
A large, easy-to-read color-display that highlights readings and icons for easy navigation
A variety of standard gauge functions, including normal and peak readings, high/low limits, set points, load averaging and pass/fail results.
Specimen Break Detection with associated results
Optionally inverted display with dimmable illumination
Audible warning and key-press tones
Pincode Protection to disable unwanted configuration changes and ability to hide results

All DFS3 Series force gauges are supplied with the advanced ForceTest 3.1 software to further expand the gauges’ functionality.


DFS3 Series Key Features:
- Measurement accuracy is better than 0.1% full scale in integral load cell.
- Simple user interface
- Test setup functionality
- Capacities from 0.5 lbf (2.5 N) to 500 lbf (2500 N)
- Data sampling rate of 30 kHz
- Selectable units of measurement (ozf, gf, lbf, kgf and N)
- Selectable password protection for gauge set ups
- Delivered in a rugged carrying case

The easy-to-use ForceTest 3.1 software comes FREE OF CHARGE when buying a DFS 3 Series digital force gauge. Trial can be downloaded below.

Find the Declaration of Conformity for the DFE 3 Series force gauge here.

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  • Release Notes +

      • Firmware Version 1.1.0 22-May-10. New or Enhanced Features: 1) The DFG3 now supports the Chatillon TCM and can run simple tests using the TCM as a motorized test stand, 2) Chatillon TCM position readings are available on the DFG3 display, 3) DFG3 and ForceTest can be used to run tests using the Chatillon TCM
      • Firmware Version 1.0.0 21-Dec-03. Initial Release
      • Device Agent Software Version 1.3.0 10-May-22. Initial Release. Support for Chatillon DFG3 and Chatillon TCM.
  • Software +

    • ForceTest FREE Trial

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  • Firmware +

    • Device Agent

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  • Manuals +

    • ForceTest Manual

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