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Series 5 Force Gauges

Brand: Mark-10

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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 2,000 lbF (0.5 N to 10 kN).  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 1,000 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 200% 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.

The gauges include MESUR™ Lite data acquisition software. MESUR™ Lite tabulates continuous or single point data. One-click export to Excel allows for further data manipulation.


Features

  • High-speed 7,000 Hz 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
  • 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. Automatic output available up to 250 Hz. Includes Gauge Control Language 2 for full computer control.
    • Mitutoyo (Digimatic): Serial BCD suitable for all Mitutoyo SPC-compatible devices.
    • Analog: ±1 VDC, ±0.25% of full scale at capacity,
    • General purpose: Three open drain outputs, one input.
    • Set points: Three open drain lines.
  • Safe overload: 200% 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]
    • M5-750 - M5-2000: 1.8 lb [0.82 kg]
  • Warranty: 3 years (see individual statement for further details)

Included Items


  • Series 5 force gauge
  • Carrying case
  • chisel, cone
  • V-groove
  • Hook
  • Flat
  • Extension rod
  • Universal voltage AC adapter
  • Battery
  • Quick-start guide
  • USB cable
  • Resource CD (USB driver, MESUR™Lite software, MESUR™gauge and MESUR™gauge Plus 90-day trial, and user's guide)
  • NIST-traceable certificate of calibration with data

Models Available [Capacity x Resolution]

Model lbF ozF kgF gF N kN mN
M5-012 0.12 x 0.00002 2 x 0.0005 - 50 x 0.01 0.5 x 0.0001 - 500 x 0.1
M5-025 0.25 x 0.00005 4 x 0.001 - 100 x 0.02 1 x 0.0002 - 1000 x 0.2
M5-05 0.5 x 0.0001 8 x 0.002 - 250 x 0.05 2.5 x 0.0005 - 2500 x 0.5
M5-2 2 x 0.0005 32 x 0.01 1 x 0.0002 1000 x 0.2 10 x 0.002 - -
M5-5 5 x 0.001 80 x 0.02 2.5 x 0.0005 2500 x 0.5 25 x 0.005 - -
M5-10 10 x 0.002 160 x 0.05 5 x 0.001 5000 x 1 50 x 0.01 - -
M5-20 20 x 0.005 320 x 0.1 10 x 0.002 10000 x 2 100 x 0.02 - -
M5-50 50 x 0.01 800 x 0.2 25 x 0.005 25000 x 5 250 x 0.05 - -
M5-100 100 x 0.02 1600 x 0.5 50 x 0.01 50000 x 10 500 x 0.1 - -
M5-200 200 x 0.05 3200 x 1 100 x 0.02 - 1000 x 0.2 1 x 0.0002 -
M5-300 300 x 0.1 4800 x 2 150 x 0.05 - 1500 x 0.5 1.5 x 0.0005 -
M5-500 500 x 0.1 8000 x 2 250 x 0.2 - 2500 x 0.5 2.5 x 0.0005 -
M5-750* 750 x 0.5 12000 x 10 375 x 0.2 - 3750 x 2 3.75 x 0.002 -
M5-1000* 1000 x 0.5 16000 x 5 500 x 0.2 - 5000 x 2 5 x 0.002 -
M5-1500* 1500 x 1 24000 x 20 750 x 0.5 - 7500 x 5 7.5 x 0.005 -
M5-2000* 2000 x 1 32000 x 20 1000 x 0.5 - 10000 x 5 10 x 0.005 -

* Note: At 500 lbF (2,500 N) or more, force gauges are not recommended for applications involving sudden, sharp breaks. Examples include compression of brittle materials, pull testing of welds, etc. Consider an indicator with load cell instead.

 


|  Force Gauge Comparison

Mark-10
Series Series 2 Series 3 Series 4 Series 5 Series 7
Mark-10 Series 2 Digital Force Gauge Mark-10 Series 3 Digital Force Gauge Mark-10 Series 4 Digital Force Gauge Mark-10 Series 5 Digital Force Gauge Mark-10 Series 7 Digital Force Gauge
Capacities 2 to 500 lbf
10 to 2,500 N
0.12 to 500 lbf
.5 to 2,500 N
0.12 to 500 lbf
.5 to 2,500 N
0.12 to 2,000 lbf
0.5 to 10,000 N
0.12 to 500 lbf
0.5 to 2,500 N
Accuracy 0.5% FS 0.3% FS 0.2% FS 0.1% FS 0.1% FS
Data Outputs - USB USB, RS-232, Mitutoyo, Analog
Calibration Cert. of Conformance included. NIST & ISO Optional NIST (No Data) Included. NIST with Data & ISO Optional NIST Included. ISO Optional


Chatillon
Series DFX2 (DFX-II) DFE2 (DFE-II) DFS2 (DFS-II)
Chatillon DFX-II Digital Force Gauge Chatillon DFE-II Digital Force Gauge Chatillon DFS-II Digital Force Gauge
Capacities 10 to 200 lbf
50 to 1,000 N
2 to 500 lbf
10 to 2,500 N
0.5 to 500 lbf
2.5 to 2,500 N
Accuracy 0.3% FS 0.25% FS 0.2% FS
Data Outputs - USB, RS-232, Mitutoyo, Analog
Calibration Cert. of Conformance included. NIST & ISO Optional NIST Included. ISO Optional

 


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