Gauges and Meters for Resistance Welding

Industrial force gauges (sometimes “force gages”) help ensure the correct forces are applied in resistance welding and other industrial applications. Incorrect weld force — too low, as well as too high — can lead to weld quality issues and bad parts. These force gauges ship within two weeks, with rush shipping options also available.

Accurate Products and Services (APS) produces a line of fully customizable force gauges for a variety of applications. General-purpose Size 1 welders with a standard 5.5-inch diameter cylinder produce a maximum 1,900 pounds of force at 80 PSI, while larger Size 2 or Size 3 welders can produce several times that. To ensure repeatable accuracy, ISO certification is also available (optional) with all APS force gauges.

We have several common force gauge builds available for purchase through our web shop. Other build options — swivel heads, 15,000-lbs. ranges, and custom live and rear pad designs — are also available, quoted by request.

The Tuffaloy DLC Series is a fast and accurate force gauge to assure your systems meet specifications at the weld point. Simple math (cylinder area x PSI = pounds force) may lead to inaccurate cylinder force calculations due to the condition of the cylinder or the regulator, or other normal circumstances on the shop floor.

Cylinder force is a major component of weld quality and consistency, with too high force or too low force settings causing issues, downtime and lost confidence in your manufacturing process.

The DLC has an easy-to-read digital interface with pound, kilogram, newton and kilonewton unit readings available. The meter reads in 0.5 seconds, with 0.5% accuracy.

The two models, generally in stock for immediate shipment, are the 601-5000DLC (5,000 lbs. max) and 601-3000DLC (3,000 lbs. max).

The load cell landing pad is slightly raised for use with backup and swivel electrodes, yet requires just 9/16-inch clearance between the electrodes. The load cell can withstand 150% the rated load capacity. The Tuffaloy DLC also includes a traceable NIST certification, with recertification services also available.

Contact us today via the quick quote request form at right for more information.

Download the Tuffaloy DLC Info Sheet here
Tuffaloy DLC Digital Force Gauge