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DFS II Series Digital Force Gauges

The DFS II Series offers the best price performance of any digital force gauge available today. This easy-to-use digital force gauge is designed for basic and complex applications, and is ideal for handheld or test stand applications.
DFS II Series Digital Force Gauges
This digital force gauge is often used to collect tear strength test data on new materials, while it allows you to perform statistic analysis on the data directly on the screen. By mounting the DFS II to a Chatillon TCM test stand you can perform testing at the end of a production line and transfer the results to a PC for analysis.

A large, easy-to-read, high resolution, full color dot matrix LCD display supports a variety of standard gauge functions including normal and peak readings, high/low limits, set points, pass/fail results, statistical results, load averaging, load comparisons, % and sharp break detection, load cell actuation, and direction.

This compact, easy-to-use force gauge is designed for basic and complex applications. Ideal for handheld or test stand applications, the DFS II may be equipped with integral load cells or smart remote sensors for load measurement or torque measurement. Measurement accuracy is better than 0.1% full scale in integral load cell or dedicated remote models.

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

DFS II Series Key Features:
- Simple user interface
- Selectable units of measurement (ozf, gf, lbf, kgf and N)
- Selectable password protection for gauge set ups

The easy-to-use ForceTest software comes FREE OF CHARGE when buying a DF II Series digital force gauge.
Download the free ForceTest software trial here to experience how easy it is to use.

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

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Find the Declaration of Conformity for the DFS 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.
      • Firmware Version 1.06 26-Jan-18. Removes Bluetooth communication and settings. Fixed: Auto-dimming behavior to match version 1.04.
      • 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 1.1.0 10-Jul-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) Added support for a DF II Series gauge connected to a TCM, 2) Added support for stopping tests in ForceTest when a break is detected on a connected DF II Series Force Gauge (DFS II firmware 1.07 or newer). Fixed: 1) Exported readings are now exported in the user's defined unit instead of always in newtons, 2) Communication using the Hirose (RS-232) connector is now more reliable, 3) Improvements to result calculations.
      • 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.