Digital Force Gauges help manufacturers optimize packaging.

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With ±0.1% accuracy, PCE-DFG Series can measure both tensile and compressive forces. Models offer ranges/resolutions of 0–5 N/0.0005 N, 0–10 N/0.001 N, 0–20 N /0.005 N, and 0–500 N/0.05 N. Each gauge has sampling rate of 2,000 Hz, storage rate of 1 Hz, and 3 modes of measurement: peak, auto peak, and track. Equipped with 160 x 128 dot matrix LCD, gauges offer 6 units of measurement: N, mN, gf, lbf, kgf, and ozf. Up to 1,000 readings can be saved to internal memory.

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PCE Instruments Force Gauges Help Manufacturers Optimize Packaging

Jupiter, Fla. – Finding the right balance of protection, economy and environmental friendliness in packaging can be a challenge for manufacturers.

PCE Instruments force gauges are used around the world to test the performance of packaging materials such as cardboard, nylon strapping and reinforced tape. The results of these packaging performance tests help manufacturers make informed decisions about how to optimize packaging for transport, storage and consumer safety.

Recently, PCE Instruments improved the accuracy of its PCE-DFG series digital force gauges from ±0.2% to ±0.1%, making these package testing devices even more competitive on the international market.

PCE-DFG series force gauges can measure both tensile and compressive forces and offer measurement ranges and resolutions of 0 … 5 N / 0.0005 N (PCE-LFG 5), 0 … 10 N / 0.001 N (PCE-LFG 10), 0 … 20 N / 0.005 N (PCE-LFG 20) and 0 … 500 N / 0.05 N (PCE-DFG 500). Each device has a sampling rate of 2000 Hz and a storage rate of 1 Hz. The included PC-compatible software provides a storage rate of approximately 60 Hz.

The PCE-DFG series features three modes of measurement: peak, auto peak and track. It also has minimum / maximum and limit functions. Six different units of measurement can be selected (N, mN, gf, lbf, kgf and ozf) and up to 1000 readings can be saved to the internal memory. The device’s 160 x 128 dot matrix LCD screen with LED backlight displays measurement data in real time, along with the current date and time. Measurement results can be transferred to a computer using the USB data cable provided.

Suitable for use in the laboratory, on the production floor and in the field, each PCE-DFG series force gauge comes with the following accessories: a chisel head adapter, a flat head adapter, a pointed head adapter, a hook adapter, a notched head adapter, a 90 mm / 3.54” extension bar, software, a USB data cable, an AC adapter, a carrying case and a user manual.

For more information about PCE Instruments force gauges, visit For technical advice or to place an order, email or call (561) 320-9162.

About PCE Instruments
PCE Instruments (PCE) is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of high-quality test, control, lab and weighing equipment, offering more than 500 different measuring instruments for applications in engineering, manufacturing, food and hygiene, aerospace and environmental industries. Founded by German engineers nearly two decades ago, PCE boasts a large product portfolio that covers a wide range of scientific instrumentation needs, from environmental testers and moisture analyzers to lab and industrial scales and balances, video inspection cameras and sensor equipment. In addition, PCE’s development department can provide specialized measurement products and solutions on demand. See​​ for details.

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