Notes for Force Measurement

Measuring instruments have to be used appropriately to perform test accurately.
Please read an included instruction manual carefully to use IMADA product appropriately before use.
Moreover, IMADA measuring instruments are precision instrument, so please handle them carefully.

Please do not add load over capacity of product, otherwise it would be broken.
Please make sure to wear protection for eyes and body while performing test if there are possibilities that fragments, fluid, or chemical substance could fly out.

Quality Assurance and Measurement Environment

We warrant the accuracy and other specifications under the environment of inspection data sheet provided by IMADA as an accessory of a force gauge. If the measuring environment will be different from this inspection data sheet, the result data will differ.

Accuracy of measuring instrument gets declined as time goes by. We recommend that a force gauge gets calibrated periodically although the best period varies according to frequency of use or load. We can offer calibration service.  Please click and find the detail.

Keeping and Handling Notes

Please put a force gauge away in a dedicated case soon after measurement to prevent overload.
Please do not add load to measuring thread or twist it even when it turns off. Please do not add load over the gauge’s capacity, otherwise it would be broken.

– Mechanical Force Gauge

  • Please do not add load over capacity of a force gauge.
  • Please use compressive thread marked as “push” for compression test. So it is with tension test. Otherwise, it would be broken.
  • Please make sure to move its pointer needle back to zero slowly after measurement.
  • Please do not use it for cutting or breaking test since it is likely to be broken due to the impact by reaction force of spring.
  • Please make sure to add load in a straight direction along with measuring thread.

– Digital Force Gauge, Load- cell and Torque Gauge

  • Please do not add load over capacity of a gauge.
  • Please make sure to add load in a straight direction along with measuring thread.
  • Please make sure to use genuine AC adapter and battery provided as an accessory of your force gauge by IMADA, otherwise, we do not apply warranty, and to make matters worse, non-genuine AC adapter or battery could cause breakdown or even fire.

– Attachment

  • Please do not add load over capacity.
  • Please adjust power to mount an attachment on a force gauge, paying attention to load value displayed at force gauge. If you tighten it too much, it could cause breakdown of a gauge sensor.
  • Please do not tighten knob, lever, and screws too much when you fix a sample. If you tighten them too much, it could cause breakdown of attachments.

– Test Stand

  • Please do not add load over capacity of a force gauge.
  • Precise measurement requires consist test speed and direction. Test stands make it possible, so please make use of them.
  • Please put test stands and desk top type torque tester on horizontal table or a stand. Please note that force gauge and attachment also should be placed horizontally/vertically for precise measurement.
  • Please make sure to add load in a straight direction along with measuring thread.
  • Please do not touch the moving part of a test stand during a test for your safety.