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X-PP Tension and compression Force Gauge

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X-PP Force gauges calibrated in push-pull are available in four capacities in pounds ranging from 50 lb up to and including 2,500-0-2,500 lb and three metric capacities from 50 to 1,000 kg. Accuracy is ±2% of maximum dial reading (based upon total capacity of both compression and tension scales).

Model X-PP gauges in capacities up to and including 500 lb or 250 kg are supplied with a set of self-aligning spherical rod-end connectors for tension loading. Force is applied to connectors through a hardened steel pin which must be slip fit in connector holes.

2,500 lb and 1,000 kg capacity gauges are equipped with two shackle adapters, shackles and pins. Shackles must be removed when compression load is involved. Force is then applied against shackle pins in a suitable test setup.

All push-pull gauges are supplied with a compression-loading spherical ball fitting for compression loading.

NIST Traceable Calibration Certificate is included.

24-month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty

Made in the USA

Force Ranges

30795-001450 - 0 - 50 lb1 lb
30796-0013125 - 0 - 125 lb2.5 lb
30798-0011500 - 0 - 500 lb10 lb
30800-00172,500 - 0 - 2,500 lb50 lb
30796-002150 - 0 - 50 kg1 kg
30798-0029250 - 0 - 250 kg5 kg
30800-00251,000 - 0 - 1,000 kg20 kg

Low Beam Deflection

50 - 250 lb (25 - 100 kg)0.019"
500 lb (200 kg)0.016"
1,000 lb (500 kg)0.018"
2,000 lb (1,000 kg)0.011"
5 and 10,000 lb (2 and 5,000 kg)0.010"
25,000 b (10,000 kg)0.022"
When measured across the center of top- and bottom-loading holes

Display Callout

X-ST Mechanical Force Gauge Display Callout
1. Deflection beam
2. Dial indicator with zero at standard 12:00 position
3. Bezel
4. Maximum load pointer (optional)
5. Pressure button
6. Slanted Anvil
7. Dial indicator plunger
8. Anvil set screw
9. Mounting bracket for dial indicator
10. Screws for mounting bracket
11. Bezel-locking screw
12. Loading ball
13. Spring retainer clip

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 alloy steel.

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.


  • Shockless dial indicator for installations involving the sudden application or release of force. (Maximum pointer cannot be supplied with shockless dial indicator)
  • Maximum load pointer which remains at peak load until manually reset.
  • Zero position on dial may be factory positioned at 12, 3, 6, or 9 o'clock. Standard position is at 12 o'clock.


Warranty2 Years
Operating Temperatureup to 120°F (48°C)
Overload ratingAccidental 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.


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Item Description Price
X-PP Push Pull Force Gauge - 50-0-50 lb Capacity
X-PP Push Pull Force Gauge - 125-0-125 lb Capacity
X-PP Push Pull Force Gauge - 500-0-500 lb Capacity
X-PP Push Pull Force Gauge - 2,500-0-2,500 lb Capacity
X-PP Push Pull Force Gauge - 50-0-50 kg Capacity
X-PP Push Pull Force Gauge - 250-0-250 kg Capacity
X-PP Push Pull Force Gauge - 1,000-0-1,000 kg Capacity
Shockless dial indicator. Not available with maximum pointer.
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