Chatillon has announced the launch of the
DFX Force Gauge
Series, created to serve those applications where the
customer is only interested in peak tension or peak
compression measurements. The DFX Series is for those
applications that don't need data storage, statistics, load
limits, measurement accuracy greater than 0.5% (the
DFE accuracy is +0.25% of
full scale), digital or analog outputs, RS232 communications
or a Certificate of Calibration
(because our Distributors can provide that for them). The
DFX Series could
be associated more with the older Chatillon DFM Series,
except it has better peak measurement accuracy due to 1000Hz
sampling and a host of improved features.
DFX Series is a battery operated gauge. It
uses two 9Vdc alkaline batteries for power for over 120
hours of continuous use. Or, the DFX Series may be used
with a battery eliminator accessory, provided standard.
The battery eliminator can plug into any 120/240Vac
source outlet and comes with three different plug
configurations for USA, UK and EURO style outlets.
DFX Series has a 30-minute automatic power
shutdown feature that will prolong battery life. The
user may choose to turn this feature on or off.
DFX Series has a measurement accuracy of better than
0.5% of full scale.
DFX Series uses new load sensors, and like
the DF Series, displays overload history and an overload
warning when the measured load is greater than 116% of
the rated capacity.
DFX Series has the same type of high resolution
display as the DF Series, except you'll note that the
displayed information is presented in larger type for
easier reading. We have added load direction arrows and
eliminated the negative sign to distinguish between
tensile and compressive loads. The load indicator arrows
are dynamic and display only when a load is being
applied to the sensor.
DFX Series is available in four capacities: 10 lbf,
50 lbf, 100 lbf and 200 lbf. Like the DF Series, the DFX
Series has selectable units of measurement: ozf, gf, lbf,
kgf or N. The units of measurement may be "locked" to
prevent the user from changing the units while in
DFX Series has user-selectable display languages.
The display may be configured to read out in English,
Spanish, Portuguese, French, German and Chinese
(Mandarin). The user manual is also provide in these
DFX Series comes with a Certificate of Conformance,
flat adapter, hook adapter, protective carrying case and
battery eliminator. All DF Series accessories will fit
the DFX Series force gauge, including the medical
accessories: FCEK and MSCK kits. The DFX Series is not
yet classified as a Class II Medical Device as are the
FCE and MSC models. We will begin the formal process of
FDA compliance within the next couple of weeks.
DFX Series housing dimensions are identical to the
DF Series, so it uses the same tester adapters for
mounting to the MT Series,
Series or TCM Series.
Mounts directly to the LTCM Series without adapters- an
excellent, low-cost force measurement testing system.
Capacities of 100 lbf or below feature a #10-32 thread,
while the 200 lbf capacity features a 5/16-18 thread.
All DF handle assemblies fit the DFX Series.
DFX Series keypad has been simplified to include a
Mode, Peak and Zero key. The Info ("i") key is used for
gauge information and for gauge setup. Press Zero at any
time during gauge setup to escape to home. And, we have
added an LBF capacity label on all DFX Series so you can
determine the capacity of the gauge without having to
turn the gauge On.
Chatillon DFX is
intended for applications where simplicity, lower accuracy
and cost are paramount. The
DFE will remain the choice for customers who need
greater accuracy and some of the more advanced features such
as Load Limits, Pass-Fail Results, and Statistical
Calculations. Of course, the E-DFE Series offers the
customer the added features of serial data communications
via RS232 protocol.
For further enquiries please
contact Digital Measurement
Canada distributors for
Chatillon Force Instruments.