Force Indicator displays tension or compression.

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Portable Model LK performs force measurement and calibration in tension and compression up to 10,000 lb, with repeatability of 0.2% FS. It operates on dual 9V batteries, making it suitable for use in remote locations or on shop floor. It can be panel mounted with 110 Vac or 11-32 Vdc power. It has 4-1/2 digit LCD display with field selectable engineering units, Hi/Lo capture that displays highest and lowest force readings, and zero/tare button.

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Portable, Tension/ Compression Force Indicator

The new Model LK from DCT instruments is a rugged and highly functional Digital Force Indicator. This portable unit operates on dual 9V batteries, and the compact size makes it ideal for use in remote locations or on the shop floor. The LK may also be panel mounted with 110VAC or 11-32VDC power. The LK instantly performs force measurement and calibration in tension and compression up to 10,000 lbs with repeatability of 0.2% F.S.

The Model LK features an easy-to-read 4-1/2 digit LCD display. Engineering units are field selectable, providing versatility for a variety of applications. The Hi/Lo capture feature allows the highest and lowest force readings to be displayed with the push of a button. A zero/tare button is also standard on all models.

Rugged, stainless steel construction stands up to rough use as a transfer standard for press calibration, material testing, and spring testing. Optional NEMA 4 construction available. Accessories include NIST certificate, panel mount ring, carrying case, and integral handle. Available now, from $1,200. Download detailed specs at

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