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Series-3 Digital Force Gauge

Made in  USAThe new Series 3 digital force gauges are designed for measuring tension and compression (push & pull) 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 (non-streaming) 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 a wide range of 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..


  • High-speed 2,000 Hz sampling rate
  • Includes NIST Traceable Calibration Certificate
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • Large backlit graphic display
  • USB data output (single data point)
  • Programmable set points with pass/fail indicators
  • Peak readings and set points always displayed
  • 3 selectable units of measurement

Complete Kit

The Series 3 is supplied as a complete kit including
  • 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, MESURgauge DEMO software, user's guide)
  • NIST-traceable certificate of calibration (data is available for an additional charge)


Dimensions Digital Force Gauges Series-3

Thread Specs Thread Hex
M3-012 - M3-100 #10-32 UNF 5/16 (7.94 mm)
M3-200 - M3-500 5/16-18 UNC 11/32 (8.74 mm)


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  • Real time tabular and graphical data displaying load vs. time or load vs. travel
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  • Configurable start and stop test triggers (time, load, number of samples, or travel)
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Double Handle Grip

  • Double Handle Grips for Force Gauges

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Category Mark-10 Attachments

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Included Accessories

  M3-012 - M3-20 M3-50 - M3-100 M3-200 - M3-500
Extension Rods G1024 G1024 G1031
Cone G1026 G1026 G1033
Chisel G1025 G1025 G1032
V-Groove G1027 G1027 G1034
Flat G1029 G1029 G1036
Hook G1028 G1038 G1035
Coupling NA G1039 G1037

Tension Ranges

Model Capacity Resolution    
M3-012 0.12 lbF
50 gF
0.5 N
0.0001 lbF
0.05 gF
M3-025 0.25 lbF
100 gF
1 N
0.0002 lbF
0.1 gF
0.001 N
M3-05 0.5 lbF
250 gF
2.5 N
0.0005 lbF
0.2 gF
0.002 N
M3-2 2 lbF
10 N
0.002 lbF
0.001 kgF
0.01 N
M3-5 5 lbF
2.5 kgF
25 N
0.005 lbF
0.002 kgF
0.02 N
M3-10 10 lbF
5 kgF
50 N
0.01 lbF
0.005 kgF
0.05 N
M3-20 20 lbF
10 kgF
100 N
0.02 lbF
0.01 kgF
0.1 N
M3-50 50 lbF
25 kgF
250 N
0.05 lbF
0.02 kgF
0.2 N
M3-100 100 lbF
50 kgF
500 N
0.1 lbF
0.05 kgF
0.5 N
M3-200 200 lbF
100 kgF
1000 N
0.2 lbF
0.1 kgF
1 N
M3-500 500 lbF
250 kgF
2500 N
0.5 lbF
0.2 kgF
2 N


±0.3% of full scale ±1 digit
Sampling rate:
2,000 Hz
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:
Single Data Point sent By pressing DATA key
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)
M3-012 - M3-100: 0.7 lb [0.33 kg]
M3-200 - M3-500: 0.9 lb [0.41 kg]
3 years

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