DG Series High Capacity Mechanical Force Gauge

The CHATILLON® DG Series mechanical force gauge is ideal for a wide range of force testing applications up to 500 lbf (2.5 kN). Based on our popular DPPH Series force gauge, the DG Series features a larger, 2.25-inch dial for improved resolution and readability, peak hold button, durable plastic housing, universal mounting plate, ergonomic shape and improved accuracy of ±0.5% of full scale. The DG gauge is an excellent, economical solution for tensile or compression testing.

The DG Series may be used as a hand-held device or equipped with an optional handle set for two-hand operation. It is ideal for test stand applications, and when combined with the MT500 Series mechanical test stand, offers you a versatile, economic test sytem with a capacity of up to 500 lbf (2.5 kN).

The DG Series features an an easy to read concentric dial that measures clockwise only. Dial rotates 360-degrees for taring. A peak hold switch captures peak readings and can be easily and quickly returned to zero. A mechanical overload feature protects the gauge from damage. Available in lbf, kgf or N units of measure. DG Series gauges come complete with protective carrying case and a set of stainless steel attachments. A Certificate of Calibration with NIST Data is supplied standard.


  • Eight Capacities
  • Tensile (Pull) and Compression (Push) Testing
  • Intrinsically Safe
  • Tare Ring
  • Peak Load Switch
  • Universal Mounting
  • NIST Calibration with Data
  • 2 Year Warranty


Accuracy: +0.5% of Full Scale
Overload Capacity: 110% of Rated Capacity
Maximum Overload: 150% of Rated Capacity
Tare Capacity: 10% of Rated Capacity
Dial Resolution: 0.5% of Full Scale
Deflection: 10mm (.394 inches) at Full Scale
Operating Temperature: 40°F to 110°F (5°C to 45°C)
Instrument Weight: 4.7 lbs (2.12 kg)
Shipping Weight: 8.4 lbs (3.80 kg)

Decimal Dial (LBF)

Model Capacity x Resolution
DG-200 200 x 1.0 lbf
DG-201 300 x 1.5 lbf
DG-202 400 x 2.0 lbf
DG-203 500 x 2.5 lbf

Decimal Dial (KGF)

Model Capacity x Resolution
DG-100KG 100 x 0.50 kgf
DG-250KG 250 x 1.25 k`gf

S.I. Dials (Newtons)

Model Capacity x Resolution
DG-1000N 1000 x 5.0 N
DG-2500N 2500 x 12.5 N