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DFS3 Series

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 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 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.

Use the DFS3 as a 3-in-1 testing device

Digital Force Gauge DFS3 with external sensors
Use your DFS3 digital gauge together with the two external transducers, AFM external loadcell, and AQM external torque transducer, which turns your DFS3 into a 3-in-1 testing device to offer ultimate flexibility when performing different types of tests in various applications without having to constantly change settings. All settings can be preconfigured so that the sensors are ready for use, and this especially increases the effciency when doing repeated testing day-after-day.

Use the DFS3 with the motorized TCM

TCM Series Motorized Test Stands with DFS3

To benefit from a more stable and reliable test speed, the DFS3 can be combined with a TCM Motorized Test Stand. This helps to eliminate any variables that might impact the force readings and offers an ideal solution for force measurement testing. The TCM series is well adapted for production environments and attached with the DFS3 digital force gauges makes tensile, compression, peel, and flexural testing of your samples an easy task.

Find the Declaration of Conformity for the DFE 3 Series force gauge here. Request more information to see how we can help you with a force gauge solution that suits your need.

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  • Release Notes +

      • Firmware Version 1.2.1 23-Feb-17. New or Enhanced Features: 1) Now supports an ASCII command set to allow customers to remotely control the DRG3 Series and integrate into their own systems, and 2) With the introduction of the AFM/AQM, the DFG3 is capable of using remote force and torque sensors. Fixed: 1) Peak detection has been updated to better match the DFS II, and 2) AQM calibration now works more reliably.
      • 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 1.5.0 07-Feb-23. Fixed: 1) Improved support for two AFMs or AQMs attached to a DFS3 simultaneously, 2) Device properties are now correctly enumerated.
      • Device Agent Software Version 1.3.0 10-May-22. Initial Release. Support for Chatillon DFG3 and Chatillon TCM.
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    • ForceTest Manual

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