Overloads: up to 30% of capacity
temperature :Operating temperature up to 120° F.
Principle of operation
A D-shaped deflection beam is the
heart of the Dillon Force Gauge.
Machined to close tolerances, beams
are heat treated to develop optimum
strength and spring characteristics.
High-strength aluminum is used in
Model X instruments through 500
lb (200 kg). Ranges above this are
fabricated from aircraft-quality
A precision dial indicator is mounted
at the null point of the deflection
beam. The indicator plunger rests
against a slanted anvil at the open
end of the beam, as shown in the
photo. Under compression loads,
the two halves of the beam tend to
close. Tension force causes them to
move apart. This action pushes the
plunger inward, as determined by
the slant of the anvil. Readings
produced on the dial are in direct
relation to applied load. The pointer
revolves 360° clockwise under
compression or tension forces.
Push-pull gauges read half scale
(180°) clockwise in compression, and
counterclockwise, 180° from center
zero under tension loads.
Low beam deflection
When measured across the center
of top- and bottom-loading holes,
the approximate beam deflection is
50 to 250-lb capacity 0.019"
(25 to 100 kg)
500-lb capacity 0.016"
1,000-lb capacity 0.018"
2,000-lb capacity 0.011"
5- and 10,000-lb capacity 0.010"
(2 and 5000 kg)
25,000-lb capacity 0.022"
Accidental overloads up to 30% of
capacity can be safely sustained
without injury to the dial indicator
or deflection beam. All capacities
feature a 5:1 design safety factor.
n To reset zero, loosen knurled
bezel-locking screw and rotate
n Dillon Model X Force Gauges may
be mounted horizontally, vertically,
n The baked-enamel finish resists
corrosion and rust.
n Operating temperature
up to 120° F.