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Mark-10 Series 5 Digital Force Gauge - M5-012

Series 5 advanced digital force gauges are designed for tension and compression force testing in numerous applications across virtually every industry.
Manufacturer: Mark-10
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$1,182.75

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 1,000 lb (0.5 N to 5,000 N). 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 ±1 digit, 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 150% 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.

Features

  • 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

Literature

Manual

Accuracy: ±0.1% of full scale ±1 digit
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. Includes 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.
Configurable Settings: Digital filters, outputs, automatic output (via USB/RS-232), automatic shutoff, default settings, averaging mode, external trigger, passwords, key tones, audio alarms, backlight, calibration
Safe overload: 150% 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]
M5-1000: 1.8 lb [0.82 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, MESURTMLite software, MESURTMgauge DEMO software, and user's guide), NIST-traceable certificate of calibration with data
Warranty: 3 years (see individual statement for further details)