Force Measurements | Series 3 Force Gauge

Series 3 digital force gauges are designed for tension and compression force testing in numerous applications from 0.12 lbF to 500 lbF (0.5 N to 2500 N). The gauges feature a sampling rate of 2,000 Hz, producing accurate results under a wide range of test conditions. A backlit graphic LCD displays large characters, and a menu is available to access the gauges’ features and configurable parameters. USB output is provided for data collection purposes.

Set point indicators are provided for pass-fail testing. 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.

An ergonomic, reversible aluminum housing allows for hand held use or test stand mounting for more sophisticated testing requirements. Series 3 digital force gauges are directly compatible with Mark-10 test stands, grips, and software.

The compression force gauge includes MESURTM Lite data acquisition software. MESURTM Lite tabulates continuous or single point data. One-click export to Excel allows for further data manipulation.

  • High-speed 2,000 Hz sampling rate
  • USB data output
  • Ultra-compact size
  • Large backlit graphic display
  • Programmable set points with pass/fail indicators
  • Live load bar graph with set point markers
  • Peak readings and set points always displayed
  • 3 selectable units of measurement
  • Configurable audio alarms and key tones
Accuracy: ±0.3% of full scale ±1 digit
Sampling rate: 2,000 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, gF, kgF, N (depending on model)
USB Output: By pressing DATA key only. Configurable up to 115,200 baud.
Configurable Settings: Digital filters, USB output settings, backlight, automatic shutoff, key tones, audio alarms, default settings, calibration
Safe overload: 150% of full scale (display shows “OVER” at 110% and above)
Weight: M3-012 - M3-100: 0.7 lb [0.33 kg]
M3-200 - M3-500: 0.9 lb [0.41 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, MESURTM Lite software, MESURTMgauge DEMO software, and user's guide), NIST-traceable certificate of calibration (data is available for an additional charge)
Warranty: 3 years (see individual statement for further details)
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