Force gauge - a device for measuring the changing forces in the tests on the compression or tension.
The force gauge determines the force by the magnitude of the deformation of the elastic element.
Force gauge are classified by the type of elastic element and the method of indication:
- in analog force gauge, a bar, a bracket or a spring (force gauge exemplary portable compression, general purpose force gauge, analog force gauge) with a measuring range of up to 5 kN are used as an elastic element, which provide an accuracy of 0.5 to 2.0%.
- in digital force gauge, strain gauges (up to 500 kN) are used as an elastic element, which provide an accuracy of 0.1 to 0.5%.
In Ukraine, the service and calibration of force gauge up to 5 kN is performed by MICROTECH in a calibration laboratory accredited according to the ДСТУ ISO / IEC 17025 standard.