Series 4

Advanced Digital Force Gauges

Series 4 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 500 lb (0.5 N to 2500 N). The gauges feature a sampling rate of 3,000 Hz, producing accurate results under a wide range of test conditions. Accuracy is ±0.2% of full scale, and resolution is 1/2000. 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 50 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.

An ergonomic, reversible aluminum design allows for hand held use or test stand mounting for more sophisticated testing requirements. Series 4 digital force gauges are directly compatible with Mark-10 test stands, grips, and software. The 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 3,000 Hz sampling rate
  • USB, RS-232, Mitutoyo, and analog outputs
  • Large backlit graphic display
  • 50-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
  • 5 selectable units of measurement
  • Configurable audio alarms and key tones
  • Password protection, configurable for individual keys and calibration

Specifications

Accuracy:  ±0.2% of full scale
Sampling rate:  3,000 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.
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: M4-012 – M4-100: 1.0 lb [0.45 kg]
M4-200 – M4-500: 1.2 lb [0.54 kg]
Environmental requirements: 40 – 100°F, max. 96% humidity, non-condensing
Warranty: 3 years (see individual statement for further details)

Capacity x Resolution

Capacity x Resolution 
Model lbF ozF kgF gF N kN mN
M4-012 0.12 x 0.00005 2 x 0.001 50 x 0.02 0.5 x 0.0002 500 x 0.2
M4-025 0.25 x 0.0001 4 x 0.002 100 x 0.05 1 x 0.0005 1000 x 0.5
M4-05 0.5 x 0.0002 8 x 0.005 250 x 0.1 2.5 x 0.001 2500 x 1
M4-2 2 x 0.001 32 x 0.02 1 x 0.0005 1000 x 0.5 10 x 0.005
M4-5 5 x 0.002 80 x 0.05 2.5 x 0.001 2500 x 1 25 x 0.01
M4-10 10 x 0.005 160 x 0.1 5 x 0.002 5000 x 2 50 x 0.02
M4-20 20 x 0.01 320 x 0.2 10 x 0.005 10000 x 5 100 x 0.05
M4-50 50 x 0.02 800 x 0.5 25 x 0.01 25000 x 10 250 x 0.1
M4-100 100 x0.05 1600 x 1 50 x 0.02 50000 x 20 500 x 0.2
M4-200 200 x 0.1 3200 x 2 100 x 0.05 1000 x 0.5 1x 0.0005
M4-500 500 x 0.2 8000 x 5 250 x 0.1 2500 x 1 2.5 x 0.001

In The Box

Series 4 force gauges are shipped as shown at left, and include the following accessories:

(1) Extension rod *
(1) Hook *
(1) Cone *
(1) Chisel *
(1) V-Groove *
(1) Flat *
(1) Coupling *
(1) Carrying case
(1) USB cable
(1) AC adapter
(1) Battery
(1) Certificate of calibration with data

* The specific accessory depends on the force gauge model. See Included Accessories section for details.

Optional Equipment

A wide range of test stands and gripping fixtures

MESUR®gauge software (15-1004)

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.
Eye end adapters
Allow for quick grip installation and removal, and prevent grip rotation.
Mount to common test frames, load cells, and force gauges.
Mounting plate
For mounting Mark-10 gauges to a fixture or testing system. Includes mounting hardware.
Note: Gauge mounting plates are included with Mark-10 test stands.

Dimensions

IN [MM]
Models Thread
M4-012 – M4-100 #10-32 UNF
M4-200 – M4-500 5/16-18 UNC

Ordering Information


Model Description US Price
M4-012 Force gauge, 0.12 lbF / 2 ozF / 50 gF / 0.5 N / 500 mN $995.00
M4-025 Force gauge, 0.25 lbF / 4 ozF / 100 gF / 1 N / 1000 mN $995.00
M4-05 Force gauge, 0.5 lbF / 8 ozF / 250 gF / 2.5 N / 2500 mN $995.00
M4-2 Force gauge, 2 lbF / 32 ozF / 1 kgF / 1000 gF / 10 N $845.00
M4-5 Force gauge, 5 lbF / 80 ozF / 2.5 kgF / 2500 gF / 25 N $845.00
M4-10 Force gauge, 10 lbF / 160 ozF / 5 kgF / 5000 gF / 50 N $845.00
M4-20 Force gauge, 20 lbF / 320 ozF / 10 kgF / 10000 gF / 100 N $845.00
M4-50 Force gauge, 50 lbF / 800 ozF / 25 kgF / 25000 gF / 250 N $845.00
M4-100 Force gauge, 100 lbF / 1600 ozF / 50 kgF / 50000 gF / 500 N $845.00
M4-200 Force gauge, 200 lbF / 3200 ozF / 100 kgF / 1000 N / 1 kN $995.00
M4-500 Force gauge, 500 lbF / 8000 ozF / 250 kgF / 2500 N / 2.5 kN $995.00
Additional Items to Consider
15-1004 MESUR®gauge software $495.00
09-1163 Cable, Series 4 to RS-232 $75.00
09-1165 Spare USB cable $30.00
08-1026 Spare rechargeable battery $20.00
AC1030 Spare AC adapter, 110V $40.00
AC1031 Spare AC adapter, 220V EUR $40.00
AC1032 Spare AC adapter, 220V UK $40.00
AC1035 Spare AC adapter, 220V AUS $40.00
AC1052 Mounting plate kit $50.00

All models include 110V AC adapters. Add suffix ‘E’ for euro plug (220V), ‘U’ for UK plug (220V), or ‘A’ for Australian plug (220V).
Example: M4-50E, M4-200U, M4-500A