The Shimpo FGS-100L vertical manual test stand with lever is for use with Shimpo FGE, FGV, DFS, MF, and EM series force gauges (not included) as well as other compatible gauges for compression force testing. The stand operates by moving a lever, which provides a faster application of force during testing than a hand wheel. It has a 110 lb. (50 kg) maximum capacity and a 1.97" (50 mm) stroke. The user can adjust the vertical clearance between the force gauge and the sample in eight increments between 3.31 and 11.57" (84 and 294 mm) to accommodate samples with a range of sizes. The stand's bottom mounting plate can accept a variety of attachments (sold separately) for different types of force testing. The stand is made from steel, which provides resistance to wear and corrosion. It weighs 33 lb. (15 kg), and it measures 22.13 x 9.06 x 11.42 inches (562 x 230 x 290 mm, H x W x D, where H is height, the vertical distance from lowest to highest point; W is the width, the horizontal distance from left to right; and D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back). It comes with a cable holder, a mounting bracket, an Allen wrench, and screws for assembly.
Force gauges, also called push-pull gauges or tension gauges, measure the tensile (pull) or compression (push) force applied to an object. They are used to test the strength and functionality of a variety of machines, electronic components, cables, wires, and consumer products in scientific, medical, automotive, quality assurance, and manufacturing applications. A digital force gauge shows the amount of force in digits on the gauge's display. Response time varies among digital force gauges depending on the speed of the processor. An analog (or mechanical) force gauge shows measurements on a calibrated dial. Analog force gauges are not as precise as digital force gauges, but they provide instantaneous measurements and can be used in a wider range of environmental conditions than digital force gauges. Hooks, compression plates, levers, handles, test stands, and other accessories can be used with the gauge for taking measurements on objects with a range of shapes and sizes.
Shimpo Instruments manufactures force, torque, and speed evaluation instruments. The company, founded in 1974 and headquartered in Itasca, IL, meets International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 9001.