The Chatillon® AFM series Loadcells are designed to operate in both tension and compression using strain gauge technology. In combination with a DFS3 force gauge, the AFM loadcells offer an ideal solution for applications that require a measurement where there is no room for the gauge or to gain further flexibility. The gauge may be handheld or remotely mounted and the loadcell may be placed right where it needs to be to take the reading. A straight cable with a length of app. 9ft (2.8M) allows the AFM transducers to be used in diverse remote configurations.
The gauge will operate the same as if it were an integral load cell and all functions will operate normally.
Accuracy better than 0.1% of full scale is now possible for all detachable AFM Loadcells. All AFM Loadcells are calibrated in tensile and compression with a measurement readout and tabulated on the NIST calibration certificate.
Versatility and Simplification
The external sensors: AFM external load cell can be used together with our force gauge DFS3 to offer ultimate flexibility when performing different types of tests in various applications without having to constantly change settings. All settings can be preconfigured so that the sensors are ready for use, and this especially increases the efficiency when doing repeated testing day-after-day.
Up to two external sensors can be connected in the DFS3 force gauges. Together with the internal sensor., the full set-up provides a 3-in-1 device. The force gauge shows the results from one sensor at a time, so that there is no doubt as to which sensor the results come from.
It is easy to connect the two external sensors – they both have an ADC inline box, which ensures a stable digital signal and enables the force gauge itself to identify them with a single click. The digital communication offers an improved accuracy and keeps the calibration information stored within the external device, meaning it can be used by other DFS3 gauges without affecting readings. This makes it plug-and-play.
Unique User Interface
The AFM sensors are automatically recognized by the DFS3 force gauge. The integrated electronics associated with the sensors contain all the calibration parameters necessary to guarantee the best measurement precision and metrological monitoring. In addition, potential overloads, dates, and values are also stored in memory and displayed.
Always up to Speed
With the DFS3 you are always sure to have the latest firmware on your device. Our cloud-based software AMETEK Device Agent helps you identify the latest firmware and get it updated in only 60 seconds.
Versatility and Flexibility
All the DFS3s have an internal Loadcell and TWO external transducer inputs. A Test Station could be configured and set up with 3 transducers. The DFS3 manages and interfaces with one sensor at a time. With FIVE Test Setups available, you can pre-configure your tests with the required transducer. This simplifies and improves the quality and reliability of your measurements.
- Accuracy: +/- 0.1% of full scale
- Tare Capacity: 110% of rated capacity
- Maximum overload: 150% of rated capacity
- Resolution: Up to 100,000 points of resolution (adjustable depending on capacity & units)
- Peak: 1 kHz
- Sampling: 4 kHz
- Connection thread size (up to 25 lb, 100N): Male #10-32
- Connection thread size (50-200 lb, 250-1000N): Female 1/4-28 UNF
- Connection thread size (500-1000 lb, 2500N-5000N): Female: 1/2-20 UNF
- Instrument Weight: 1.1 lb
- Shipping Weight: 4 lb
- Warranty: 2 years
What’s included with the AFM loadcell.
- 250g-25 lbf
- Flat Adapter
- 50-200 lbf
- Flat adapter
- Threaded adapter 1/4-28M to 5/16-18M)
- 500-1000 lbf
- Hook (rated to 500 lbf)
- Flat adapter (rated to 500 lbf)
- Threaded adapter 1/4-28F to 5/16-18F
- Threaded adapter 5/16-18M to 1/2-20M
Note: The AFM remote Load sensor only operates with a DFS3 digital gauge.