The Series-7 digital force gauge is a professional device with different sophisticated features for professional tension and compression measurement applications up to 500 lbF / 2500 N. Due to the excellent accuracy of ±0.1% and the very fast sampling rate of 14,000 Hz, measuring results become very reliable.
This digital force gauge provides different advanced features, including high speed continuous data capture and storage with memory for up to 5,000 readings, programmable footswitch sequencing, break detection, 1st / 2nd peak detection and coefficient of friction unit of measurement and user-defined unit of measurement. Furthermore, also automatic data output, zeroing function, averaging and an external trigger function belong to the standard features of the Series-7 digital force gauge. With the included MESURTM lite acquisition software, continuous or single point data are tabulated and can be exported to Excel for further data manipulation.
The Series-7 can be combined with a test stand, for example the ESM301, to facilitate extended measurement possibilities, like break testing, tensile testing, compression testing, dynamic load holding, PC control capability, and many other applications.
High-speed sampling rate: 14,000 Hz
Individual data point memory for up to 5,000 data points, downloadable to PC
5 measurement units plus Coefficient of Friction, and user-defined unit with configurable name
Continuous data capture of up to 5,000 data points, at up to 14,000 Hz, downloadable to a PC
USB, RS-232, Mitutoyo, and analog outputs
Programmable set points, with indicators and outputs
Averaging mode - calculates average readings over time
External trigger mode - for switch contact testing or remotely stopping display update
Password protection, configurable for individual keys and calibration
1st / 2nd peak detection
Automatic output / data storage / zeroing upon various event completions
Sample break detection with auto functions, including stopping movement on the ESM301 test stand
Programmable footswitch command string
Specialized Gauge Functions
Series 7 gauges feature several functions typically found in more complex instruments, such as materials testers, data acquisition systems, and PLCs. The following unique features are highlighted:
High Speed Data Capture & Storage
Series 7 can capture and store up to 5,000 continuous data points at a rate of up to 14,000 readings per second. This unique function is ideal for capturing switch activation forces, sharp breaks, and other short-duration applications. Configurable start and stop triggers are provided. The data acquisition rate is variable and can be slowed to also capture longer events, such as structure relaxation, material expansion, and others.
Data from the storage buffer can be exported to data collection software such as MESURTMgauge for further analysis and graphing. Using a Series 7 gauge could replace cumbersome and expensive data acquisition hardware and software.
Footswitch Command String
Integrate your footswitch / automation system with a Series 7 gauge to improve testing ergonomics and efficiency; no need for multiple key presses. Up to three steps may be programmed for a single footswitch activation.
Select from several commands, including request peak reading, zero the display, save to memory, and others. Time delays can be inserted between each step.
Automatic Data Output / Save / Zero / I/O Pin Toggle
Upon completion of several event types, the Series 7 can perform the following productivity-enhancing functions:
Automatically save the peak reading to memory.
Transmit the peak reading via USB, RS-232, or Mitutoyo output.
Zero the display.
Toggle an I/O pin, for example to stop movement of an ESM301/ESM301L test stand.
Applicable events include:
Sample break detection (also applicable to samples which slip, click, or otherwise reach a peak, then fall).
Completion of an averaging sequence.
External trigger (ex. switch activation).
1st / 2nd peak capture (ex. tensile testing).
0.12 lbF 2 ozF 0.5 N
0.00002 lbF 0.0005 ozF 0.0001 N
0.25 lbF 4 ozF 1 N
0.00005 lbF 0.001 ozF 0.0002 N
0.5 lbF 8 ozF 2.5 N
0.0001 lbF 0.002 ozF 0.0005 N
2 lbF 32 ozF 10 N
0.0005 lbF 0.01 ozF 0.002 N
5 lbF 80 ozF 25 N
0.001 lbF 0.02 ozF 0.005 N
10 lbF 160 ozF 50 N
0.002 lbF 0.05 ozF 0.01 N
20 lbF 320 ozF 100 N
0.005 lbF 0.1 ozF 0.02 N
50 lbF 800 ozF 250 N
0.01 lbF 0.2 ozF 0.05 N
100 lbF 1600 ozF 500 N
0.02 lbF 0.5 ozF 0.1 N
200 lbF 3200 ozF 1000 N
0.05 lbF 1 ozF 0.2 N
500 lbF 8000 ozF 2500 N
0.1 lbF 2 ozF 0.5 N
M7-200 - M7-500
ESM301 Programmable Test Stand with PC Control
Selectable speed units of measurement (in/min & mm/min)
Series 7 force gauges are supplied in a cushioned carrying case with chisel, cone, V-groove, hook, flat, extension rod, universal voltage AC adapter, battery, quickstart guide, USB cable, resource CD (USB driver, MESURTMgauge DEMO software, and quick start guide), and NIST-traceable certificate of calibration with data.
±0.1% of full scale ±1 digit
AC or rechargeable battery. Multi-step low battery indicator is displayed. Gauge shuts off automatically when power is too low.
Backlight on: up to 7 hours of continuous use Backlight off: up to 24 hours of continuous use
lbF, ozF, gF, kgF, N, kN, mN (depending on model)
USB/RS-232: Configurable up to 115,200 baud. Automatic output available up to 250 Hz. Including 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
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, MESURTM Lite software, MESURTMgauge DEMO software, and user's guide), and NIST-traceable certificate of calibration with data.