Imada traces it history back to 1947 when it developed the first mechanical push-pull scale for the aircraft industry. It has since established its name and reputation as a leading manufacturer of force gauges, which are designed to precisely measure tension and compression forces. Imada s force gauges are widely used as critical strength testers in the fields of quality control and research and development. Imada also manufactures manual and automatic torque testers, test stands, attachments and data acquisition software for torque and force testers. Headquartered in Northbrook, Ill., Imada is an ISO 9000-registered company.