Series 5

Advanced Digital Force Gauges

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). The gauges feature an industry-leading sampling rate of 7,000 Hz, producing accurate results even for quick-action tests. Accuracy is ±0.1% of full scale, and resolution is 1/5000. 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 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.

  • 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
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]
Environmental requirements:40 – 100°F, max. 96% humidity, non-condensing
Warranty:3 years (see individual statement for further details)
Capacity x Resolution 
ModellbFozFkgFgFNkNmN
M5-0120.12 x 0.000022 x 0.000550 x 0.010.5 x 0.0001500 x 0.1
M5-0250.25 x 0.000054 x 0.001100 x 0.021 x 0.00021000 x 0.2
M5-050.5 x 0.00018 x 0.002250 x 0.052.5 x 0.00052500 x 0.5
M5-22 x 0.000532 x 0.011 x 0.00021000 x 0.210 x 0.002
M5-55 x 0.00180 x 0.022.5 x 0.00052500 x 0.525 x 0.005
M5-1010 x 0.002160 x 0.055 x 0.0015000 x 150 x 0.01
M5-2020 x 0.005320 x 0.110 x 0.00210000 x 2100 x 0.02
M5-5050 x 0.01800 x 0.225 x 0.00525000 x 5250 x 0.05
M5-100100 x 0.021600 x 0.550 x 0.0150000 x 10500 x 0.1
M5-200200 x 0.053200 x 1100 x 0.021000 x 0.21 x 0.0002
M5-300300 x 0.14800 x 2150 x 0.051500 x 0.51.5 x 0.0005
M5-500500 x 0.18000 x 2250 x 0.22500 x 0.52.5 x 0.0005
M5-750*750 x 0.512000 x 10375 x 0.23750 x 23.75 x 0.002
M5-1000*1000 x 0.516000 x 5500 x 0.25000 x 25 x 0.002
M5-1500*1500 x 124000 x 20750 x 0.57500 x 57.5 x 0.005
M5-2000*2000 x 132000 x 201000 x 0.510000 x 510 x 0.005

Series 5 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) Thread adapter *
(1) Carrying case
(1) USB cable
(1) AC adapter
(1) Battery
(1) Resource CD
(1) Certificate of calibration with data

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

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.
M5-012 – M5-500

 Load Cell Thread
M5-012 – M5-100#10-32M UNF
M5-200 – M5-5005/16-18M UNC

M5-750 – M5-2000
ModelDescriptionUS Price
M5-012Force gauge, 0.12 lbF / 2 ozF / 50 gF / 0.5 N / 500 mN$1,245.00
M5-025Force gauge, 0.25 lbF / 4 ozF / 100 gF / 1 N / 1000 mN$1,245.00
M5-05Force gauge, 0.5 lbF / 8 ozF / 250 gF / 2.5 N / 2500 mN$1,245.00
M5-2Force gauge, 2 lbF / 32 ozF / 1 kgF / 1000 gF / 10 N$1,095.00
M5-5Force gauge, 5 lbF / 80 ozF / 2.5 kgF / 2500 gF / 25 N$1,095.00
M5-10Force gauge, 10 lbF / 160 ozF / 5 kgF / 5000 gF / 50 N$1,095.00
M5-20Force gauge, 20 lbF / 320 ozF / 10 kgF / 10000 gF / 100 N$1,095.00
M5-50Force gauge, 50 lbF / 800 ozF / 25 kgF / 25000 gF / 250 N$1,095.00
M5-100Force gauge, 100 lbF / 1600 ozF / 50 kgF / 50000 gF / 500 N$1,095.00
M5-200Force gauge, 200 lbF / 3200 ozF / 100 kgF / 1000 N / 1 kN$1,245.00
M5-300Force gauge, 300 lbF / 4800 ozF / 150 kgF / 1500 N / 1.5 kN$1,245.00
M5-500Force gauge, 500 lbF / 8000 ozF / 250 kgF / 2500 N / 2.5 kN$1,245.00
M5-750*Force gauge, 750 lbF / 12000 ozF / 375 kgF / 3750 N / 3.75 kN$1,495.00
M5-1000*Force gauge, 1000 lbF / 16000 ozF / 500 kgF / 5000 N / 5 kN$1,495.00
M5-1500*Force gauge, 1500 lbF / 24000 ozF / 750 kgF / 7500 N / 7.5 kN$1,495.00
M5-2000*Force gauge, 2000 lbF / 32000 ozF / 1000 kgF / 10000 N / 10 kN$1,495.00
Additional Items to Consider
15-1004MESUR®gauge software$495.00
09-1163Cable, Series 5 to RS-232$75.00
09-1165Spare USB cable$30.00
08-1026Spare rechargeable battery$20.00
AC1030Spare AC adapter, 110V$40.00
AC1031Spare AC adapter, 220V EUR$40.00
AC1032Spare AC adapter, 220V UK$40.00
AC1035Spare AC adapter, 220V AUS$40.00
AC1052Mounting plate kit$50.00

* 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.

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: M5-50E, M5-200U, M5-1000A