Erichsen 343 Gauges Awarded Best Aircraft/Airport Scales 2016

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LARGO, USA - When it comes to testing and measuring for the aviation and aerospace industry, meeting the toughest requirements is essential. That’s why when accurate aircraft weighing, load balancing or weight distribution is required, the Erichsen 343 hydraulic force gauge from AMETEK Sensor, Test & Calibration (STC) is the preferred choice, at least according to the readers of

Uniquely designed and engineered for the aviation and aerospace industry, The Erichsen 343, was an obvious choice for this prestigious award. It also marks the second year in a row that AMETEK STC was recognized among the winners of a WeighingReview Readers’ Choice Award.

“Once again, we are very proud to earn this award. We are especially proud that it was our Erichsen 343 that received the readers’ recognition. The Erichsen 343 gauges has been around for a long time and has well proven its worth to the aviation and aerospace industry in a multitude of tension and compression applications,” comments Joel Schoubert, Product Manager for AMETEK STC.

Erichsen 343 hydraulic gauges are made of stainless steel and hermetically sealed into a closed circuit filled with hydraulic oil. The gauges are easy to operate and do not require a power source. 

Gauge’s large dial allows users to view loads from a distance. An optional extension tube can be added to the dial if the gauge needs to be viewed from a remote location. The Erichsen 343 features a center thru-hole boring that can be used whenever there is a need to fit a centering adapter to secure the load being applied. That centering hole design allows for accurate load application for both compression and tension applications. 

Unlike their electronic counterparts (load cells with digital indicators) Erichsen 343 hydraulic gauges are immune to electro static discharge (ESD) and transient voltages. Their rugged design allows them to operate in harsh environments where traditional gauges can’t. 

Erichsen 343 models cover a load ranges from 1 kN (220 lbs) to 2500 kN (560.000 lbs) at an accuracy of 1.6% of full scale. Optional digital indicators are available. In addition to aviation and aerospace, they are used in such applications as hydraulic press clamp force verification, continuous measurement of axial forces, and to monitor bearing forces that arise on lathes, boring machines and extrusion presses, among others.

In addition to the Erichsen 343’s award for Best Aircraft/Airport Scales,  Chatillon 1300 Autopsy Scales, from AMETEK STC were recognized with a WeighingReview Readers’ Choice for Best Medical Scales 2016.

AMETEK Sensors, Test & Calibration (STC) offers a comprehensive range of force measuring and materials testing equipment used by the; aerospace, agriculture, automotive, electronic, defense, energy, food, medical, maritime, and steel industries. AMETEK STC is a division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices.

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Erichsen 343 is highly accurate hydraulic force gauge
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Uniquely designed and engineered for aviation
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Accurate aircraft weighing, load balancing and weight distribution
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