A Digital Force Gauge (additionally force gage) is a little measuring tool used across all industries to assess the force during a push or pull test. Software exist in research and development, laboratory, quality, production and field environment. There are two sorts of force gauges today: digital and mechanical force gauges.

An electronic force gauge is basically a handheld instrument that contains a load cell, electronic component, software and a display. A load cell is an electronic device which is used to convert a force into an electrical signal. Through a mechanical arrangement, the force being sensed deforms a strain gauge. The pressure gauge converts the deformation (strain) to electric signals. The software and electronic equipment of the force gauge convert the voltage of the load cell into a force value that's shown on the device.

Evaluation units of force measurements are most commonly newtons or pounds. The peak force is the most common result in force testing software. It's used to determine whether a part is good or not. A few examples of force measurement: door latch, caliber of spring, wire testing, strength ... but more complex tests can be performed like peeling, friction, and feel.

Imada provides both digital and mechanical force gauges capable of the exact measurements necessary to determine the quality, strength or performance of a product or part. Imada force gauges measure both compression and tension (pull or push) forces.

Mechanical Force Gauges

Imada mechanical force gauges measure pressure in real time or peak modes, do not need batteries or charging and are intrinsically safe in hazardous environments. Low capability gauges measure around 150 lbf and higher capacity models up to 500 lbf. The compact version fits into confined spaces and steps force up to 50 lbf. The all metal construction enables them to keep their calibration for many years with appropriate care. Every judge comes in a tough plastic carrying case with a selection of attachments.

Digital Force Gauges

Imada digital force gauges have selectable units, programmable high/low setpoints and output or continuous data for collection by optional data acquisition applications in USB, RS232, Digimatic and analog formats. Imada low capacity digital gauges measure ranges up to 220 lbf, high capacity gauges measure up to 1,100 lbf and our pressure gauge with remote sensor steps around 4,400 lbf. Each kit includes a selection of attachments and a hard plastic carrying case.

Torque Gauges

Torque Tester are designed for clockwise and counter-clockwise torque testing. The Jacob's throw is a versatile attachment and may be used for a variety of applications.

Imada, Inc. provides durable, accurate and precise strength, hardness, torque and force measurement tools and relevant force measurement type equipment to many different industries -- aerospace, automotive, medical, electronics, food and beverage, packaging, construction equipment, etc..