Verification and calibration of handheld force gauge, traceable to PTB/DKD/ILAC standards.
The VDI/VDE directive 2624 sheet 2.1 describes a calibration procedure, specified for handheld force gauges, consisting of a load cell and an indication instrument, which can be integrated in one housing or splitted in two parts, sensor and handheld amplifier. In both cases the directive regards the elements as one measuring unit.
The calibration for tensile and compression force (pull and push direction) is performed on an automated calibration stand with direct staggered mass application for forces up to 1000N. The lowest resolution is 0,2N for force gauges with 2N measuring range. Force gauges with nominal measuring range higher 1kN are calibrated on a stand with transfer standards up to 250 kN. Please consult the below table in order to check which measuring ranges of the calibration stands are covered by the accreditation in relation to the nominal force range of your gauge.