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Blue Smart Force Tester

SKU 3602620005 Category


The importance of force testing and new evolutionary force tester product launched by Ellard.

Are your doors and gates compliant? The importance of force testing cannot be underestimated by installers!


Typically only referred to when installing automated gates, force testing doors and shutters has received increased attention recently.

It is not only automated gates that must be force tested, industrial doorsbarriers and automatic garage doors must all be subjected to the same regulations and force limitations. Force Testing for doors and gates is subjected to a number of regulations and failure to sufficiently test on site or show evidence of EC approved testing can lead to severe consequences for fitters and employers.

Force testers are a handheld measurement instrument for determining closing forces of power operated doors and gates.

Mandatory annual calibration is required according to the DIN 18650 and EN 12445

Ellard have acquired a new innovative product for force testing.

Ellard present a new and evolutionary force tester.  Thanks to the latest wireless functions, the BlueForce Smart is able to interface with a PC or the latest generation of smartphones, exploiting the graphic potential and connectivity of the internet.

BlueForce Software
The powerful software supplied with the product can be used immediately by anyone who is  familiar with Microsoft Windows.
  • Guide to taking force tests, with the application of the integrated legislation
  • Downloading tests from the gauge memory and Pocket PC via Bluetooth
  • Viewing the impact curve, and calculating parameters and averages
  • Advanced graphics functions (zoom, limit mask, grid)
  • Automatic evaluation of measurement results
  • Graphic representation of the measuring points for all types of doors/gates
  • Customer and door/gate database management, with Export/Import functions
  • Automatic test report generation, for enclosure in technical file
  • Print option for reports and graphs in PDF (printer not included, please request at time of order) 
  • Periodic upgrades available on-line

Testing is required to prove legal compliance, force testing is only part of he many check that must take place.

Moving parts must be tested include:

  • Measuring over-travel for hold to run
  • Measuring forces for limitation of force
  • Testing light grid or laser scanner coverage and response
  • Testing electrical circuits
  • Measuring guard and enclosure apertures and safety clearances

Technical Specification

Force Tester

Smart Force Tester  
Dimentions and Weight 280x80x50mm – approx 1.6kg
Power Supply 9V alkaline battery
Memory Capacity 80 tests
Force Acq. Interval 6 sec, sampling at 1kHz
Force Measurment Range 0.2000N (mechanical stop at approx 2100N)
Force Measurment Resolution 1N
Dynamic Time Measurement Error Margin 0.01s
Compliant With Standards EN12445, EN 12453, EN16005, EN60335-2-95, DHF TS 011:2016
NFC Interface Standard ISO/IEC 14443 and NFC forum type 4
BLE Interface Bluetooth version 4.1
USB Interface V.2.0 specification complaint


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