Portable Clamping Force Meter

A project log for Maker's Vise

The most general purpose hobby vise.

Greg StephensGreg Stephens 06/25/2017 at 02:420 Comments

A few weeks ago we were the measuring the clamp force of our vise collection from a load cell, through a data acquisition device.. and into our computer. I'm sure everyone was very impressed.

Today, we took the next logical leap and connected a portable digital meter to our load cell. This way, we are not bound to a location near our computer setup.

The Maker's Vise prototype 1 is still hanging in at 500 lbs of clamping pressure. We are working on a new design to increase this number. A significant portion of the vise was redesigned and requires manufacturing.