Dynamometers/ Crane Scales

EDXtreme- Its highly refined design draws on the inherent strengths of premium- grade materials to achieve a 5:1 minimum factor of safety. While the EDXtreme may be configured for something as simple as a digital hanging scale, it offers a higher level of intelligence. With user-defined functions and sophisticated communication options, the EDXtreme readily adapts to multi-tasking operations or multi-link systems capable of monitoring a series of critical stress points from a single location.

  • Capacities -2500 - 55,000 lbf (1000 - 250,000 kgf)
  • Accuracy 0.1% of full scale capacity (0.3% for Models with 75 T/160,000 lb or higher capacity)
  • Wide-angle, backlit LCD
  • High speed peak capture 10/100/1,000 Hz
  • RS 232 communication avalible

EDjunior- gets straight to the point - apply a load and take a reading. Its Spartan design is a direct response to industries that have wanted a well-built instrument that could be relied upon for simple, yet critical measurements of force and weight.

  • Capacities- 2500 - 25, 000 lbf (1000 - 10,000 kgf)
  • Accuracy 0.2% of full scale capacity
  • LCD Display
  • Peak hold sampling rate: 10 times per second

AP Dynamometer- It has proven its value in such diverse jobs as mounting cables for bridges, adjusting tension on guy wires, field testing chain, rope, wire anything requiring precision force or tension measurement.

  • Capacity 500 - 50,000 lb (500- 20,000 kg)
  • Accuracy: ± 0.5% of full scale
  • Anti-parallax dial and pointer produce accurate readings from any perspective
  • Mechanical - no batteries required
Force Control Switches

DynaSwitch systems are a reliable, low cost way to control forces and prevent overloads. They can be used in automation controls, acting as scales. They can be used on cranes, hoists and elevators-not only to shut off power when an overload condition exists, but they can also be set to operate lights, buzzers or klaxons to warn of an impending overload. Like 24 hour sentinels, they can operate in normal or extreme environments.

  • Capacity 100 - 50,000 lb (50- 25,000 kg)
  • Flexible application - can handle force or compression
crane gard

Cranegard- clamps on cables for wire rope hoist, elevator and crane overload pervention and slackline detection. Up to four switches can be furnished. Switch actuates immediately when pre-set load limit is exceeded.

  • Capacity 2500- 20,000 lb (1250- 10,000 kg)
  • Easy installation can be done in minutes with an Allen wrench and screw driver



FI-521 is a mountable LED load cell indicator with a number of features.

  • 3 cell memory
  • 80Hz peak capture rate
  • 2 RS232 serial ports
  • Units of measure: lbf, kgf, N
  • 7 pin loadcell quick disconnect
  • 4 remote keypad inputs
  • Analog output


FI127 FI-127 Indicator adds ease of use and valuable data capture functions to any testing or force measurement system.
  • Accepts multiple loadcells
  • Data may be printed, downloaded to a PC or, viewed on display
  • Automatically summarize the c\values and send a report showing average loadm peak load, first peak load, data capture rate and date/time of the data
  • Hardware configurable for RS-232, RS-485/RS-422 or curent loop
  • Display LED with 8 digits


Mechanical Force Gauges

Model X-C with compression calibration - The "D" shaped deflection beam is the heart of the Force Gauge system. Ideal for stand alone force applications or as the load defining component of a much larger system. Load is applied against a hardened ball which rotates to maintain vertical alignment as pressure increases. The ball is held in place with a spring clip or retainer. A threaded mounting hole is located opposite the loading ball in the bottom of the beam.

  • Compression Capacities from 50 lb to 25,000 lb (50 kg to 10,000 kg)
  • Accuracy: +/- 1% of Full Scale (25,000 lb/10,000 kg +/- 2%)
  • Avalible in lb, kg, and N
  • Avalible in 9 capacities



Model X-ST with tension calibration- The "D" shaped deflection beam is the heart of the Force Gauge system. Highly engineered materials with close machining tolerances and proper heat treatment provide optimum strength and spring characteristics. Ideal for stand alone force applications or as the load defining component of a much larger system.

  • Tension Capacities from 100 lb 10,000 lb (25 kg to 5000 kg)
  • Accuracy: +/- 1% of Full Scale
  • Avalible in lb, kg, and N
  • Avalible in 7 capacities

Model X-PP with comperssion and tension is Ideal for stand alone force applications or as the load defining component of a much larger system. X-PP is availible in four capacities in pounds ranging from 50-0-50 lb up to and including 2500-0-2500 lb and three metric capacities from 50-0-50 kg to 1000-0-1000 kg.

  • Accuracy: ±2% of maximum dial reading (based on total capacity of both compression and tension scales)
  • All push-pull gauges are supplied with a compression-loading spherical ball fitting for compression loading

Model U Force Gauge- the versatility of this simple instrument is demonstrated by the fact that it can be used as a hand-held device, permamnently mounted on a flat surface plate, or used in test fixtures .

  • There are 6-pound capacities ranging from 25 x .25 to 5,000 x 50 lb. The 4 kilogram capacities range from 10 x 1 to 500 x 5 kg
  • Dillon also offers high-capacity gauges with pounds capacities from 500 to 5,000 lb and a metric model with a capacity of 500 kg.
  • Accuracy: ±1% of full range


Load Cells

Dillon offers a wide range of popular S-Beam and canister load cells to match specific application needs. A large assortment of connecting hardware makes this combination even more versatile. Combine several load cells together to see their combined output with a load cell summing box.

  S- Beam Z- Cell SGMT & SGMC
Application Tension and Compression Tension and Compression Tension SGMT & Compression SGMC
Connector/ Cable 20 ft / 6 m side mount connector side mount connector
Typical System Accuracy FI-127 ±0.1% ±0.1% ±0.25%
Typical System Accuracy FI-90 ±0.1% ±0.1% ±0.35%
Typical System Accuracy FI-80 ±0.1% ±0.1% ±0.5%
Suitable for critical suspended loads No Yes Yes





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