Force & Torque Management
ED&D digital force gauges can be used in a virtually limitless number of tension and compression testing applications, and are perfect for the various product safety requirements. These units are housed in a heavy metal enclosure, making them the most "rugged" force gauges available -- perfect for testing and lab conditions. All force gauges are able to capture the peak force in both tension and compression and have selectable units of measurement. Force gauge capacities are available for the various requirements, we offer 50N, 200N, 500N and 1000N models in the PFI Series and the AFI Series. ED&D force gauges may be handheld or used with a test stand and/or gripping fixture to create a complete testing solution. All force gauges are CE marked. They come in a custom padded carrying case, includes batteries and an adaptor, as well as a disc accessory attachment, hook attachment, extension rod, metric extension rod, and screws used for mounting gauge to a test stand or use with the gripping fixtures. Available exclusively from ED&D are the attachment finger probes and force discs for testing accessibility as well as stability limits. Torque testing is a way of determining how something will react when it is being turned during operation or twisted to failure - when a force is applied to it in torque. Torque is a turning force, measured in units of force multiplied by unit length. 10Nm, for example, indicates a force of 1kg acting at 1 meter away from the center of rotation. The imperial equivalent of this would be 0.738lbf.ft (pound-feet).