Series 5 Gauges

Series 5 advanced digital force gauges are designed for tension and compression force testing in numerous applications across virtually every industry, with capacities from 0.12 lb to 1000 lb (0.5 N to 5000 N). The gauges feature an industry-leading peak sampling rate of 7,000 Hz, producing accurate results even for quick-action tests. Accuracy is ±0.1% of full scale ±1 digit, and resolution is 1/5000. A large, backlit graphics LCD displays large, legible characters, while the simple menu navigation allows for quick access to the gauges' many features and configurable parameters. Data can be transferred to a PC or other data collector via USB, RS-232, Mitutoyo (Digimatic), or analog outputs.

On-board data memory for up to 1000 readings is included, as are statistical calculations and output to a PC. Integrated set points with indicators are ideal for pass-fail testing and for triggering external devices such as an alarm, relay, or test stand. The gauges are overload protected to 150% of capacity, and an analog load bar is shown on the display for graphical representation of applied force.

The Series 5's averaging mode addresses the need to record the average force over time, useful in applications such as peel testing, while external trigger mode makes switch activation testing simple and accurate. An ergonomic, reversible aluminum design allows for hand held use or test stand mounting for more sophisticated testing requirements. Series 5 force gauges are directly compatible with Mark-10 test stands, grips, and software.

Series 5 force gauges are directly compatible with Mark-10 test stands, grips, and software.

Series 5 gauges include MESUR Lite data acquisition software. MESUR Lite tabulates continuous or single point data from Series 5 and 4 gauges. Data saved in the gauge's memory can also be downloaded in bulk. One-click export to Excel easily allows for further data manipulation.

Series 5 force gauges are supplied in a cushioned carrying case with chisel, cone, V-groove, hook, flat, extension rod, universal voltage AC adapter, battery, quick-start guide, USB cable, resource CD (USB driver, MESURgauge DEMO software, and user's guide), andNIST-traceable certificate of calibration with data.

Optional Equipment includes:

  • MESURgauge Software - tabulates and plots load vs. time or load vs. travel. Also calculates statistics, exports to Excel, and more.
  • Output cables - Send test data to a PC, statistical printer, or other data collector for further analysis.
  • A wide range of test stands and gripping fixtures


Features

  • High-speed 7,000 Hz peak sampling rate
  • USB, RS-232, Mitutoyo, and analog output
  • Large backlit graphic display
  • 1,000-point data memory with statistics (min, max, mean, standard deviation) and outputs
  • Live load bar graph with set point markers
  • Programmable set points, with alarms and outputs
  • Peak readings and set points always displayed
  • Averaging mode - calculates average readings over time
  • External trigger mode - for switch contact testing or remotely stopping display update
  • Automatic data output via USB/RS-232
  • 5 selectable units of measurement
  • Configurable audio alarms and key tones
  • Password protection, configurable for individual keys and calibration

Specifications

Accuracy: ±0.1% of full scale ±1 digit
Sampling Rate: 7,000 Hz
Power: AC or rechargeable battery. Multi-step low battery indicator is displayed, gauge shuts off automatically when power is too low.
Battery Life: Backlight on: up to 7 hours of continuous use
Backlight off: up to 24 hours of continuous use
Measurement Units: lbF, ozF, gF, kgF, N, kN, mN (depending on model)
Outputs: USB / RS-232: Configurable up to 115,200 baud. Includes Gauge Control Language 2 for full computer control.
Mitutoyo (Digimatic): Serial BCD suitable for all Mitutoyo SPC-compatible devices.
Analog: ±1 VCD, ±0.25% of full scale at capacity.
General Purpose: Three open drain outputs, one input.
Set Points: Three open drain lines.
Configurable Settings: Digital filters, outputs, automatic output (via USB/RS-232), automatic shutoff, default settings, averaging mode, external trigger, passwords, key tones, audio alarms, backlight, calibration
Safe Overload: 150% of full scale (display shows "OVER" at 110% and above)
Weight: M5-012 - M5-100: 1.0 lb [0.45 kg]
M5-200 - M5-500: 1.2 lb [0.54 kg]
M5-1000: 1.8 lb [0.82 kg]
Included Items: Carrying case, chisel, cone, V-groove, hook, flat, extension rod, universal voltage AC adapter, battery, quick-start guide, USB cable, resource CD (USB driver, MESURgauge DEMO software, and user's guide), NIST-traceable certificate of calibration with data
Warranty: 3 years (see individual statement for further details)

Ordering Information

 
Capacity
Resolution
Model lbF ozF kgF gF N kN mN lbF ozF kgF gF N kN mN
M5-012 0.12 2   50 0.5   500 0.00002 0.0005   0.01 0.0001   0.1
M5-025 0.25 4   100 1   1000 0.00005 0.001   0.02 0.0002   0.2
M5-05 0.5 8   250 2.5   2500 0.0001 0.002   0.05 0.0005   0.5
M5-2 2 32 1 1000 10     0.0005 0.01 0.0002 0.2 0.002    
M5-5 5 80 2.5 2500 25     0.001 0.02 0.0005 0.5 0.005    
M5-10 10 160 5 5000 50     0.002 0.05 0.001 1 0.01    
M5-20 20 320 10 10000 100     0.005 0.1 0.002 2 0.02    
M5-50 50 800 25 25000 250     0.01 0.2 0.005 5 0.05    
M5-100 100 1600 50 50000 500     0.02 0.5 0.01 10 0.1    
M5-200 200 3200 100   1000 1   0.05 1 0.02   0.2 0.0002  
M5-300 300 4800 150   1500 1.5   0.1 2 0.05   0.5 0.0005  
M5-500 500 8000 250   2500 2.5   0.1 2 0.02   0.5 0.0005  
M5-1000 1000 16000 500   5000 5   0.5 5 0.2   2 0.002  

All models include 110V AC adapters. Add suffix "E" for euro plug (220V) or "U" for UK plug (220V). Example: M5-50E or M5-200U.

Included Accessories

 
Gauge Model
Accessory M5-012 - M5-20 M5-50 - M5-100 M5-200 - M5-500 M5-1000
Extension Rods G1024 G1024 G1031 G1031
Cone G1026 G1026 G1033 G1033
Chisel G1025 G1025 G1032 G1032
V-Groove G1027 G1027 G1034 G1034
Flat G1029 G1029 G1036 G1036
Hook G1028 G1038 G1035 G1042
Coupling   G1039 G1037  
Thread Adapter       G1041

Optional Equipment

Model Description
15-1004 MESURgauge software
09-1163 Cable, Series 5 to RS-232

Dimensions

Models Load Cell Thread Hex
M5-012 - M5-100 #10-32 UNF 5/16 [7.94]
M5-200 - M5-500 5/16-18 UNC 11/32 [8.74]
M5-1000 1/2-20F