The Model U Force Gauge is an accurate (±1% of full range) mechanical compression measurement instrument. Its slim-line design has repeatedly proven valuable in installations where space is at a premium.
The versatility of this simple instrument is demonstrated by the fact that it can be used as a hand-held device, permanently mounted on a flat surface plate, or used in test fixtures.
The Dillon Model U Force Gauge employs a deflection beam machined from aircraft quality alloy steel and heat treated to develop optimum strength and spring characteristics. A precision dial indicator is mounted at the null point of this beam.
Compression force is normally applied against a single pressure fitting mounted on the upper half of the beam. When load is exerted, the beam moves downward causing a slanted anvil on the free end to push against the indicator plunger. The indicator reading is a direct representation of the applied load.
U Force Gauges are available for measurement in pounds or kilograms.