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ForceTest Force Measuring Software

Our ForceTest software is an easy-to-use Windows based force measurement data analysis software for use with the DFE and DFS Series digital force gauges and torque gauges. Your test results are presented in a spreadsheet format, so you can analyze data and perform common mathematical and statistical calculations.
Chatillon ForceTest Force Measurement Software
The ForceTest software interfaces directly with your digital force gauge enabling you to automatically capture tests and graphs on a personal computer. Test results and graph can be monitored directly on the live screen in real time while the test is being performed.

Featuring a colorful and intuitive user interface, this force measurement software ensures that tensile tests, compression tests, torque tests, peel tests and friction tests are simple to customize to your needs in just a few button clicks. Basic force measurement limits can be set to stop at break, stop at to a preset force or time limit in both tension and compression. Step by step wizard driven menus guide users through creating test programs while indicating the progress achieved.

Adding pre-test questions enables users to input comments and numeric information that are then captured in the test reports as descriptions and lot numbers for the samples tested. Important information such as maximum force, average force, elapsed time, limit force, time limit and peak force can be set to be displayed in the live graph.

The multitude of test result formats allow you to analyze the results for your needs. Results can be exported as PDF, Word, RTF, Image, CSV. Text, XLS, XLSX, HTML, and MHT formats. Both graphs and test results can also be exported directly in the same choice of formats.

The ForceTest software is Windows based.

With flexibility in mind, the ForceTest software is compatible with the Chatillon DFE and DFS 2 Series force gauges that operated with the previous ForceTest 2.0 software. This allows users of DF 2 models to upgrade their gauges to the latest firmware (1.07) and use with ForceTest 3.1.

The ForceTest 3.1 software comes FREE OF CHARGE when purchasing a DFS Series digital force gauge and may be downloaded in the menu below for a 30 day full version trial to experience the full ForceTest experience. If you have already conducted the trial for our previous ForceTest 1.0 or ForceTest 2.0 software, then a new, free trial of the ForceTest 3.1 can be downloaded.

ForceTest Software Key Features:
- Simple to set up and operate
- Interface directly to your Chatillon digital force gauges
- Pre- and post-test prompts with data analysis
- Auto export test results
- Easy customization at your finger tips
- Usage of the infinity palette of colors to display limits values and graphs

Request more information to see how we can help you with a force measurement solution that suits your need.
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      • ForceTest Software Version 3.3.0 07-Feb-23. Added Features: 1) Enalbe ForceTest to use AFM or AQMs when a DFS3 is connected to a TCM. Fixed: 1) Auto-export now prohibits special Microsoft Windows path and file characters from being used in the file name.
      • ForceTest Software Version 3.1.0 27-Apr-22. Added Features: 1) Support for simple tests requiring a TCM and DFG3, 2) Support for DFG3 Firmware 1.1.0 and TCM Firmware 1.5, 3) Added new results to document why a test stopped. Fixed: 1) ForceTest will connect to a DF Ii Series gauge when the baud rate is set to greater than 9600, 2) Removed extension as a possible data source from the test creation.
      • ForceTest Software Version 3.0.1 06-Dec-21. Added Features: 1) Updated the notification on the main display, 2) The line style for the chart is now selectable, Fixed: 1) French and Chinese translations now load properly, 2) Re-enabled keyboard shortcuts, 3) Use Gauge Break Detect works again with ForceTest 3.0 and the DF II Series, 4) Fixed crash issue when viewing the torque test results.
      • ForceTest Software Version 3.0.0 15-Nov-21. Added Features: 1) Support for Chatillon DFG 3 Series gauges, 2) Various usability enhancements to the test creation section to be more intuitive and uniform for all scenarios. Fixed: 1) Numerous fixes to enhance customer experience.
      • 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 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.
      • Device Agent Software Version 1.3.0 10-May-22. Initial Release. Support for Chatillon DFG3 and Chatillon TCM.
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