Are you looking for a reliable way to accurately measure force in your tension and compression tests? Have you ever wondered how a motorized vertical test stand can help you achieve accurate and reliable results?

In this guide, we will explore how the SAMA Tools SAHSV-P Motorized Vertical Digital Test Stand for force tests can transform your testing experience.

Accuracy in force measurements is crucial in Control and Quality laboratories. The motorized vertical test stand is an essential tool for those seeking reliability in tension, compression, and break load tests, while ensuring precise results and minimizing errors.

Main Features of the Motorized Test Stand

Before watching the video, let’s take a moment to explore what this tool can do. The SAHSV-P Test Stand is all about increasing precision in force tests. You will see this state-of-the-art device in action and understand how it can really make a difference in your testing.

This model supports a wide range of applications with a maximum capacity of 650 N and a stroke of 220 mm.  This feature helps to ensure a versatile user experience in both manual and automatic modes.

Adjustable Speed

This test stand also allows you to set speeds from 30 to 720 mm/min, giving you the flexibility to adapt tests to the specific needs of your material or component, optimizing test efficiency.


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With its ability to set up personalized test cycles, the SAHSV-P ensures accurate results in repetitive tests thanks to its advanced control feature.

Compatibility and Customization

Designed to be compatible with the SAMA Tools SADFG-P force gauge series, the SAHSV-P can be easily adapted to meet various testing requirements, thanks to the availability of numerous additional accessories.

For more detailed information about the importance force gauges in corporate quality control, feel free to read our article about this useful tool here.

And now without further delay, let’s take a look at the video of the SAHSV-P Test Stand in action!



To sum up, the SAHSV-P Motorized Vertical Digital Test Stand is an excellent ally for enhancing precision in force testing. This device, is equipped with a capacity of up to 650 N and a 220 mm stroke, and facilitates highly accurate tension and compression tests. With adjustable speeds ranging from 30 to 720 mm/min, it seamlessly adapts to the specific needs of your material or component. Moreover, its functions allow to easily setup displacement or force cycles. The stand also includes data management software, and its compatible and tailored for the SADFG-P force gauge series. Other customization options are also available thanks to a vast array of additional accessories.

For a more thorough understanding of specific regulations governing measurement instruments like force gauges, the UNI website (Ente Italiano di Normazione) provides valuable resources and documentation. This proves especially useful for organizations and companies, such as ours, that are members and have complete access to the UNI standards database. For additional information, please visit the UNI website.

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Boost the Efficiency of Your Force Gauges: Testing, Training, and Support

Feel free to contact us today to tell us about your specific needs. We also offer the option to perform tests on your samples in cases of uncertainty, allowing us to assess whether the device meets your requirements before purchase.

But our commitment doesn’t stop there. We provide training sessions on-site, to assist your operators on how to properly use the test stand.

In the picture above, Martina proudly poses with the diploma she recently earned after participating in one of our personalized training courses on the test stand and force gauge, conveniently held at her plant.

This training session was carried out by our technical expert Marco Gnech, who taught Martina the necessary skills to use the instruments with the utmost safety and precision.

Our client’s proactive effort to foster the skills of its employees demonstrates a clear dedication to valuing training as a crucial tool for maintaining high standards of quality and efficiency.

Additionally, it cultivates a work environment that prioritizes professionalism and continuous improvement and growth.

Investing in the training of your technicians not only ensures the optimal performance of your instrument but also equips them with the skills to operate safely, quickly, and effectively.

To find out how we can assist you, contact us at 0584/392342, 392453, or email us at We are here to listen and offer tailored solutions that meet all your operational and training needs.

In order for manufacturers to be competitive, they need to set high-quality standards and their products must go through a series of tests to verify that such standards are met, before the product is put on the market. But what role does the force gauge play in quality control?

Before we answer this question, let’s go into some detail about the force gauge itself.

What is a force gauge?

A force gauge is a measuring instrument designed to register and display the value of the force applied to certain element. There are different types of force gauges and they are normally classified as analog or digital or are based on the type of force they are capable of measuring. The types of force usually measured by a force gauge include push or compression force, pull or traction force, and torque force.

Analog force gauges

Analog force gauges, also called mechanical force gauges, generally operate with a load cell or spring to covert the magnitude of the force being measured into a calibrated force value that is displayed by a needle on a graduated dial indicator.

Our SAMA Tools analog force gauge is a fine example of a versatile instrument in this category.

Digital force gauges

Digital force gauges use a load cell or gauge strain that converts the value of the force applied, into an electrical signal that can be quantified, calibrated, and digitized directly onto the display.

While analog force gauges are very durable and versatile, nowadays digital force gauges are commonplace, since they provide a series of added advantages.  Some of the most common advantages are:

  • The ability to sample, record, and store data of the measured values over time.
  • To provide measurements of the total average, as well as peak force values.
  • To rapidly measure changing force values such as those measured during an impact test.

You can see some of the digital force gauges that are available to get a better idea.

force gauges

Why measuring force?

The measurement of the force applied to a piece allows one to identify the value of the force that causes the piece to break altogether or the breaking down of the material.   Therefore, force gauges are essential when performing tensile strength tests, compression tests, leak tests and any other test used to evaluate a dynamic stress cycle of a piece or material.

From the description above,  it is clear that force gauges are useful for many applications in various industries but are especially useful in quality control. To answer the question we asked at the beginning, here are the most common applications of force gauges for quality control.

Applications of a force gauge for quality control

As mentioned above, force gauges are commonly used for traction or tensile testing, compression and torque testing. These tests are useful for determining the:

  • Peel force for sealing bags.
  • Pull force for crimping wires.
  • Compression force of springs.
  • Ergonomics of products such as door handles, computer keyboards, bottle caps, and any other items that require the application of force by human hands.
  • Checking the opening or closing force of gates, doors or windows.
  • Testing the bonding strength of adhesives.
  • Testing strength and load capacity of different elements for safety purposes.
  • Verifying and calibrating torque wrenches.
  • Verifying the fatigue and stress resistance of the material.

As you can see, force gauges can be applied in many situations and will help determine whether the product or the element being tested complies with the quality and safety standards. Therefore, any quality control department should have a force gauge on hand.

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Force gauge calibration

The correct calibration of the force gauge is essential in ensuring accurate measurements.

If you’re wondering how often a force gauge should be calibrated, you can read all about it in our other article here.

S.A.M.A. Italia provides calibration services on force gauges and other measuring instruments of all brands.

Below, you can also read an array of positive feedback left by our loyal customers worldwide.

Ask us for a quote for the calibration of your measuring instruments now and we’ll get back to you A.S.A.P. (fast service is one of our many strengths).

In conclusion

While using a force gauge is generally very simple and intuitive, it’s important to have the right tools and skills in order to successfully meet the specific requirements of your application.

S.A.M.A. Italia offers a wide variety of force gauges to meet your every need. Regardless of the industry or type of test you need to perform, you’ll find the right force gauge for you.

Our mission is to help customers achieve the required quality standards.

How do we do it? Thanks to our experience, we are able to analyze your specific needs and requirements and offer advice on the right measuring tools, which can make the difference.

Read the feedback from our many satisfied customers, here.  We’d be thrilled for you to become one of them.

Therefore, if you need help identifying the most suitable measuring instruments for your specific needs or if you need your tools calibrated (even instruments of other brands), don’t hesitate to contact our technical department.

You can reach us at 0584/3923420584/392453 or write us at

A Force Gauge is a measuring instrument used in mechanics to evaluate an applied force. Read on because we are going to talk about the measurement of the weight force in traction and compression.

Moreover, thanks to G21 s.r.l. we will discover how this measuring instrument is used in a very particular sector, that of bone cements in orthopaedics.

What is traction?

Traction is the stress to which a body, subjected to a system of divergent forces, undergoes.

The principle of tensile breaking strength was discovered by Galileo Galilei and illustrated in the treatise “Discorsi e dimostrazioni matematiche intorno a due nuove scienze del 1638”.

What is compression?

In mechanics, compression is one of the elementary mechanical stress forces, together with traction and bending. Compression is the stress to which a body, subject to a system of convergent forces, undergoes.

Force Gauce for the measurement of weight force in traction and compression

SAMA Tools name-brand, digital force gauges with internal or external load, are widely employed to measure the force in tension and compression and are able to operate over a range of 200.000 N.

These measuring instruments offer sensitivity and precision, are ideal for the many needs and can be accompanied, on request, by a calibration report or ACCREDIA certification.


Force Gauges for bone cements

They are widely used in many industrial fields.

Today, we’d like to talk about the force gauge used for bone cements.

Bone cements are successfully employed to anchor hip, knee, shoulder and elbow prostheses.

The role of our customer G21 S.r.l.

G21 S.r.l is a company in Modena, Italy that creates innovative solutions in the field of biomaterials and procedures for vertebral consolidation and restoration of joint functionality.

Since 2010,  it has been opertaing according to a Quality System and conforms to EN ISO 13485 “Quality Management Systems – requirements for regulatory purposes applicable to Medical Devices”.

G21 has a catalogue of products (including long-term implantable and Class III medical devices) of which it has full know-how and design technology, and production.  Research and Development are conducted internally and in collaboration with important research institutions and universities at an international level.

The company focuses on high quality raw materials, absolute control of processes and suppliers and complies with the most stringent international quality standards.

G21 relies mainly on us for the supply and calibration of tools for the control of breaking loads.  Low traction forces in play require repeatability and high precision instrumentation, such as our Digital Force Gauges.

We’re talking in particular about the SADFGE-P model that is characterized by load cells of such sizes, that they cannot be integrated into the instrument body and sized to the loads they have to carry.

This tool uses a high-performance load cell that provides better accuracy, reducing bottom-up errors.

Get off to a good start with the SAMA Tools name-brand measuring instruments, just like G21 S.r.l. !

tensile breaking strength force gauge

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Would you like more information or assistance?

If you are looking for information about a specific force gauge model, it’s calibration report or just want to know more, please contact our technical department.

You can call us at 0584/392342 – 0584/392453 or, alternatively, fill out the online form to contact us by email.

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