• Digital Force Gauge

Digital Force Gauge

  • Compact Load-Cell Sensor
  • 1000 Hz Sample Rate
  • Three mode operation: Track, Peak & Preset Limits

The new FG-3000R Series digital force gauges are the choice for simple, cost-effective compression testing.

Combining one of the most compact housings, yet maintaining a large back-lit LCD, these units were designed to fit perfectly in the hand for ease of use. The integral button style load-cell attached via the flexible, metal braided cable enables readings to be taken in machinery or fixtures where other force gauge adapters are unable to reach or fit. The multi-language FG-3000’s provide menu programming for intuitive set-up of the instrument to your desired requirements. Three modes of operation are selectable: Track mode displays live readings, Peak mode records the maximum reading sensed during the test, and Pre-set mode which activates user defined high and low limit set points. The programmable limits provide a quick visual and audible indication if a test passes or fails. In addition, a comparator output enables integration of the instrument into your quality system for repetitive testing such as on production lines.


The display graphics facilitate user comprehension and operation. An analog bar graph provides perspective of current reading in comparison to the full scale range. Pass/Fail icons provide an

instant response of the testing outcome while a storage symbol acknowledges when a reading is logged. A menu-selectable display orientation streamlines switching from push to pull testing for portable or test stand applications.


Features:

  • Compact load-cell sensor combined with 8.7” (220 mm) length flexible, metal-braided cable enables readings to be taken in difficult locations
  • 1000 Hz Sample Rate combined with +/-0.3% F.S. accuracy provides fast sampling producing great resolution and more accurate results
  • Three mode operation: Track, Peak & Preset Limits
  • 180° reversible display, tension/compression icons, and vertical printed keypad allows usage as a portable gauge or mounted upside down on a test stand
  • Programmable High & Low Limits allow for instant visual and audible indication of pass or fail testing in Preset mode
  • 500 point data collection capability can be viewed on display, sent to optional printer, or uploaded to software package for further analysis
  • Rugged, ergonomic die cast aluminum construction allows usage in demanding applications
  • Comparator output function provides user with easy Pass/Fail testing system integration capabilities
  • Multi-language and engineering unit’s selection provides flexible user comfort
  • Field Calibration capability eliminates need to send to lab
Accuracy ± 0.3% F.S.
Selectable Units kN, kgf, N, klbf and lbf. (Depending on Range)
Overload Capacity 150% of F.S. (LCD flashes beyond 110% of F.S.)
Measurement Method Peak, Track, Preset
Data Sampling Rate 1000 Hz
Display 160*128 dot matrix LCD with Backlight
Display Update Rate 10 times/second
Resolution See chart
Memory 500 data
Set Point Programmable high and low limits in Preset Mode
Battery Indicator Display flashes battery icon when battery is low
Power 3.6 V dc 800 mAH Ni-MH rechargeable batteries
Battery Life Approximately 16 hours continuous use per full charge
Charger / Adaptor Universal USB/BM charger, Input: 110 ~ 240 V ac
Temperature Effects <0.054% per °F (0.03% FS per °C)
Outputs USB, RS-232; High & Low Limit NPN’s
Storage Temperature 14 to 104°F (-10 to 40°C
Storeage Relative Humidity 20 to 80%
Housing Aluminum
Storage Temperature -4 to 122°F (-20 to 50°C)
Oper. Relative Humidity 5 to 95%
Dimensions 5.5 x 2.8 x 1.4” (140 x 71 x 35.5 mm)
Product Weight 1.1 lb (0.5 kg)
Package Weight 2.8 lb (1.3 kg)
Warranty 1 year
Certification CE
Included Accessories AC Adaptor/Charger, USB cable, calibration cert., carrying case