The GB2 High Stability Gauge Buster is a "close to" direct reading measurement indicator that can meet the portability, sensitivity, and stability demands for field use with strain gauge-based load cell instrumentation.
This indicator is recommended for rugged environments or when "close to" direct reading is good enough. The unit is set up with our signature 12-point calibration service and can be used for force applications such as calibrating Universal Tension Machines (UTM) in accordance with ASTM E4 as well as several other force measuring applications.
The GB2 High Stability Gauge Buster is an upgrade to our older line of Gauge Buster units. Software and hardware modifications have been performed to stabilize the GB2 unit, which makes it suitable for field use in not-so-great environments.
These upgrades cut down unwanted noise and drastically improve stability in airplane hangars, testing facilities, concrete laboratories, and places where the wall outlet power may be wavering. If you have an older gauge buster with stability issues, or if you want the ease of use of a simple-to-use display, an upgrade to a GB2 High Stability Gauge Buster may drastically improve your force measurements.
Most load cells under 120,000 lbf capacity used with the GB2 High Stability Gauge Buster will be set up using 12 or more span points and with deadweights accurate to within 0.002 % of the applied force. Both of these greatly improve the accuracy of the indicator and reduce the measurement error and bias of most systems with fewer span points.