DFS-R Series Digital Indicator For Smart Load and Torque Sensors

The CHATILLON® DFS-R-ND Series supplies accurate load and torque measurement in a common gauge. Ideal for handheld or test stand applications, the DFS-R-ND may be equipped with smart loadcells or torque sensors. The auto-recognition feature knows whether a load or torque measurement is required. Measurement accuracy is better than 0.25% full scale when used with interchangeable sensors. Accuracy is better than 0.1% full scale when specified with a dedicated SCL load sensor. A large, easy-to-read, high resolution dot matrix LCD display supports a variety of standard gauge functions including normal and peak readings, high/low limits, setpoints, pass/fail results, statistical results, load averaging, load comparisons, % and sharp break detection, sensor actuation and direction. Measurements are displayed in ozf, gf, lbf, kgf and N units or oz-in, g-cm, lb-in, N-cm and N-m units. The DFS-R-ND gauge comes standard with an RS-232 cable, carrying case, battery adapter/charger, and NIST Certificate of Calibration with data.


  • Dedicated or Interchangeable Sensors
    - Load and Torque Sensors
    - Accuracies to better than 0.1% Full Scale
  • Advanced Operating Modes
    - Normal
    - Peak Tension, Compression and Torque
    - % or Sharp Break Detection
    - Load Comparisons
    - Load Averaging
    - Contact Closure
    - Load Limits
    - Pass-Fail Limits
  • Statistical Calculations
    - Mean with Maximum and Minimum Values
    - Coefficient of Variation with Mean and Standard
    - Standard Deviation with Variance and Mean
    - % Differentiation
  • Simple Operator Interface
    - High Resolution Dot-Matrix
    - Menus with Prompts for Easy Use
    - Dedicated and Function Keys with Navigation Pod
  • Standard Outputs
    - RS232 Serial Data, Mitutoyo Digimatic, +2Vdc Analog
  • NIST Calibration with Data
    - Available IEC/ISO17025 with Uncertainty
  • 2 Year Warranty 


Accuracy: +0.1% of full scale (Dedicated SLC Sensor)
+0.25% of full scale (Interchangeable SLC or STS Sensors)

Certification: Calibration with NIST Data, IEC/ISO17025 optional

Data Sampling Rate: 5000 Hz

Peak Capture Rate: 5000 Hz

Display Update Rate: Configurable 8Hz or 2Hz

Tare Capacity: 10% full scale

Overload Protection: 150% full scale

Display Characteristics: High resolution, dot-matrix LCD, 8 lines, 40 characters, adjustable contrast, invert and “hide” capability

Automatic Shut Down: Configurable time. May be disabled.

Data Storage: 10 results, Optional NEXYGENTM software for unlimited storage and automated testing and analysis

Test Stand Control: Compatible with TCD Series testers.

Outputs: RS-232, Mitutoyo (Digimatic) and +2Vdc analog

Power: Battery or direct AC operation. Universal Power 120V/230V, Rechargeable Nickel Metal Hydride (supplied)

Battery Life: Approximately 30 hours, continuous use
Gauge may be operated with direct AC Power Source

Instrument Weight: 1.5 lbs (0.7 kg)

Operating Temperature: 40° to 100°F (4° to 38°C)

Warranty: 2 year