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Precision Force Tester PCE-FB series
Precision force tester for measuring traction and compression / internal memory with manual or automatic record / graphic display / measurement of limit values / PEAK function / RS-232 port with software included

The accurate force tester for tensile and compressive forces is available with as two different models. Depending on the to be measured force this force tester for tensile and compressive force is equipped with an internal or external dynamometric cell. This precise force tester, for tensile and compressive force,  is a handheld device providing also the option to integrate it into test benches. For force measurement above of 500 N this accurate force tester has an external dynamometric cell attached to a 3 m cable, which can be also mounted into a test bench. The precise force tester for tensile and compressive force measurement has two adjustable measuring speeds, 10 Hz and 40Hz. This allows us to do very precise real time measurements of tensile and compressive force. This accurate force tester for tensile and compressive force has the option to store the data manually or automatically at an internal data storage on a Mini SD memory card or straight to a computer, in order to interpret them later on. To rate the tensile and compressive force, the precise force tester provides the option of an integrated statistical analysis. Therefore the information such as number of measurements, total force, average force, max., min., single value and are illustrated in a histogram as well as diagram. If you have any further questions regarding the force tester PCE-FB series, please read the following technical data, use our contact form or call us: UK customers +44(0) 23 809 870 30 / US customers +1-410-387-7703. Our technicians and engineers will gladly advise you regarding the Force Meters or all other products in the field of Control Systems, Laboratory Equipment, Measuring Instruments or Scales and Balances of PCE Instruments Ltd.

User manual for the Precision Force Tester PCE-FG series  EC certificate for the Precision Force Tester PCE-FG series  Video for the Precision Force Tester PCE-FG series  Precision Force Tester PCE-FG series: Software.  Technical specifications for the Precision Force Tester PCE-FG series  Information for the Precision Force Tester PCE-FG series

Force Meter for tensile and compressive force PCE-FB series

- Force meter for tensile and compressive force
- Measuring range up to 150 kN (150,000 N)
- Max. 0.1 % fault tolerance of measuring range
- High measurement rate eligible (10 Hz/ 40 Hz)
- Internal data storage and Mini SD memory card
- Automatic and manually performed data storing
- PEAK function (MIN/MAX)
- Threshold function / data match

- Statistical evaluation in graphics
- Graphic display with automatic justification
- Menu navigation: German, English, Spanish
- Incl. computer software for evaluation
- USB and RS-232 interface
- Max. overload 20 %
- Adapter and battery operation (switch able)
- Calibration with external weights performable

 

Force Meter PCE- FB series for tensile and compressive force internal measurement
Force meter for tensile and compressive force with dynamometric cells of PCE-FB series

Force Meter PCE- FB series for tensile and compressive force external measurement
Force meter PCE-FB series for tensile/ compressive force: external dynamometric cell

Technical specifications

Force meter with internal dynamometric cell

Measuring range / resolution

- PCE-FB 50
- PCE-FB 200
 - PCE-FB 500

50 N (5 kg) / 0.01 N (1g)
200 N (20 kg) / 0.05 N (5 g)
500 N (50 kg) / 0.10 N (10 g)

Force meter with external dynamometric cell

Measuring range / resolution

PCE-FB 1K
PCE-FB 2K
PCE-FB 10K
PCE-FB 20K
PCE-FB 50K
PCE-FB 100K
PCE-FB 150K

1,000 N (100 kg)          / 0.2 N (20 g)
2,000 N (200 kg)          / 0.5 N (50 g)
10,000 N (1,000 kg)     / 2 N (200 g)
20.000 N (2.000 kg)     / 5 N (500 g)
50,000 N (5,000 kg)     / 10 N (1 kg)
100,000 N (10,000 kg  / 20 N (1 kg)
150,000 N (15,000 kg) / 50 N (5 kg)

Uncertainly in measurement

±0.1 % of the measurement range

Gravity zone

manually adjustable or per GPS data

Measuring units

N, g, lb, oz, kg, kgf, lbf, ozf

Maximum overload

±20 % above the measurement range

Sampling rate

10 samples / sec. or 40 samples / sec.

Measurement function

Compressive and tensile force measurement / PEAK function (MIN- MAX Hold)/ threshold measurement/ real-time measurement with software

Display

Graphic- Display 61 x 34 mm / automatic Display adjustment / background lights

Menu navigation

multilingual: German/English/Spanish

Data storage facilities

internal storage and Mini SD memory card (Internal storage limited to a max. of 6,400 measurements)

Data storage

manually- by key press
automatically- 0.025 s - 99.9 sec. (adjustable

Interface

serial RS-232, 9-pole and USB

Software

incl. software to evaluate and control

Surrounding conditions

- 10 °C ... + 40 °C

Power Supply

4 x Ni-MH 2700 mAh AA batteries
(replaceable) or via Adaptor ~230 V/ 12V; 1.2 A incl.

Battery life time

approx. 20 hrs. (without background lights approx. 45 hrs.)

Dimensions

210 x 110 x 40 mm

Internal measuring cell: part of force input

11 mm long, M6 x 9 mm winding

Cable length of external dynamometric cell

approx. 3 m

Weight without dynamometric cell

approx. 400 g (without dynamometric cell)

Display indication

Force Meter PCE-FB series: display overview
Force Meter PCE-FB series: information on battery sate, sampling rate, force, min, max .

Force Meter PCE-FB series: overview
Force Meter: Evaluation and storage in diagram form with option to see individual measuring data

 
Frequency distribution of the PCE-FB series force meter.

Force Meter PCE-FB series: statistics overview
8-position memory which can be individually identified, 800 measurements.  

Software

The PCE-FG series force tester with dynamometric cell to measure traction and compression forces is delivered together with a software.

The PCE-FB series force tester with dynamometric cell to measure traction and compression forces is delivered together with a software. The software allows the user to read and check values detected with the force tester. The performed test measurement with this force meter shows a tensile and compressive force with preset thresholds. Underneath there is a statistical evaluation of the collected data shown, such as min, max, mean value etc. and the settings of the force tester are displayed as well. 

Force meter PCE-FB series integrated cell
Force Meter PCE-FB series: with integrated cell to measure tensile and compressive force

Force Meter PCE-FB series application
PCE-FB series  precision force meter with external dynamometric cell for tensile and compressive force

PCE-FB series Force meter backside
Back of force meter PCE-FB series with internal cell: battery compartment and 4-point-probes input 

Force Meter PCE-FB series inputs
Force meter PCE-FB series for tensile and compressive force

PCE-FB series with internal cell
1 x force meter for tensile and compressive force depending on picked model, 1 x chisel-shaped adapter, 1 x pan head adapter, 1 x pointed adapter, 1 x hook adapter, 1 x ball-type head adapter, 1 x connecting bar (90 mm), 1 x evaluation and control software incl. RS-232 data cable, 1 x adapter, 1 x carry bag

Force Meter PCE-FB series delivery1

PCE-FB series with external cell
1 x force meter for tensile and compressive force depending on picked model, 1 x dynamometric cell incl. eye bolt, 1 x adapter, 1 x evaluation and control software incl. RS-232 data cable, 1 x adapter, 2 x carry bag

ATTENTION: External dynamometric cells above 100 kN are delivered excluding eye bolt.

 

 

Force Meter PCE-FB series delivery2

Optional accessories
- ISO calibration certificate
For companies that wish to incorporate the device into their internal quality control tools or for annual recalibrations. The ISO certificate includes a calibration and a document containing all the taken readings.

PCE-FG series precision force tester: ISO calibration certificate.

- RS-232 USB Adaptor
In case your PC or Portable uses USB-Interface, you can use the adaptor in connection with the standard RS-232 cable. Software (covering all the actual drivers) is included.

PCE-FG series precision force tester: In case your PC or Portable uses USB-Interface.

- Printer
Measured results can be recorded or printed as a report. In such report, data, time and the measurement description are included.

PCE-FG series precision force tester: Printer.

- Test position and adapter plates
As our test positions are designed to be used with different force tester models, adapter plates are required to ensure that the force tester is fixed to the test position.

PCE-FG series precision force tester: Test position and adapter plates.

- Test position
The force tester can be combined with any of the three test positions we have available. Two test positions are equipped with a crank and the other one has a motor. The effective use of the test position is in daily testing of materials in a laboratory and you wish to maintain the same conditions, eliminating the possibility of human error.

The technical specifications of the various items are available at this link: Test Positions.

Or you can see the details of the test items in the respective description of the online category: force testers.

PCE-FG series precision force tester: Test position.

Notice: The internal dynamometric cell does not need any maintenance, it is light and characterized by the long working life. In the manufacturing of the dynamometric, only high quality materials are used to ensure the maximum safety and duration. The force tester has an overload range. In case of being exceeded the dynamometric cell will be destroyed. When choosing a force tester for your work, please take into account the measurement range and choose a force tester model with a higher range than the measurement you wish to perform.

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Contact:
PCE Instruments UK Limited
Units 12/13 Southpoint Business Park
Ensign Way, Southampton
United Kingdom, SO31 4RF
Phone: +44(0) 23 809 870 30
Fax: +44(0) 23 809 870 39

Contact:
PCE Americas Inc.
711 Commerce Way suite 8
Jupiter 33458 FL
USA
Phone: +1-410-387-7703
Fax: +1-410-387-7714

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