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The Series BG Digital Force Gauge is an advanced force measurement solution, with sophisticated measurement capabilities, data outputs, computer control capabilities, and a long list of features and configurable settings. The BG can stop motorized test stand travel at user-selectable set points, and can also prevent force overload (when used with the ESM motorized test stand). Go / no go testing can also be accomplished with an optional plug-in hi / lo limits indicator.

Use MESURgauge Software to tabulate, graph, and analyze test data (more info)

Output via USB with the RSU100 adapter! See Optional Equipment for details.

Series BG Force Gauge


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  • Compatible with all Mark-10 test stands and grips.
  • RS-232, Mitutoyo and analog outputs
  • GCL-Gauge Control Language for full computer control
  • Automatic timed output on RS-232
  • Dual set points with outputs
  • Averaging mode for average readings over time
  • External trigger for contact or switch testing and data capture
  • General purpose I/O for external device control
  • Programmable analog and digital filters
  • Selectable units of measurement
  • Programmable default configuration
  • Peak memory for tensile and compressive forces
  • Push-button calibration
  • Battery or AC operation
  • Programmable automatic shutoff
  • Permanent configuration memory
  • Reversible aluminum housing for handheld use or test stand mounting (see below)
  • Same housing size for all capacities

  • Accuracy: ± 0.2% of full scale ±1 digit
  • Safe overload: 150% of capacity
  • Battery life: 8-10 hours per charge
  • Weight: 0.9 lbs (0.4 kg)
  • Environmental requirements: 40F - 100F [5C - 45C], <96% humidity (non-condensating)
  • Warranty: 3 years
  • CE mark

Reversible Housing - A Mark-10 Exclusive

All Mark-10 force gauges have reversible housings that allow the user to use the gauge with the load cell shaft pointing up or down, without the inconvenience of upside-down buttons and display. The housing for Series BG and Series EG gauges is reversible by separating the two halves and reassembling them with just one connector - an extra bit of engineering that will make your testing setups quicker and more efficient.

  • A wide range of test stands and gripping fixtures
  • >> MESURgauge Software - 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.
  • >> RS-232 to USB adapter
    Converts RS-232 to USB output. Includes USB cable and installation CD.
  • Set point cable
    Stops test stand travel at programmable high and low set points for tension and compression forces. For use with Mark-10 motorized test stands.
  • >> Hi / lo limits indicator
    Set limit conditions for a test - the indicator will display red lights for high and low limits, and a green light to indicate passing.
  • Overload protection module
    Protects the force gauge against overloads during motorized tests, adjustable from 20 - 110% of gauge's full capacity. For use with Mark-10 motorized test stands.

<< The BG is compatible with all Mark-10 force measurement test stands. It is shown here in a tensile testing application, mounted to an ESM motorized test stand with optional items: digital travel display, limit switches, and wedge grips.

>> Series BG force gauges are supplied in a cushioned carrying case with AC adapter, rechargeable battery, chisel, cone, v-groove, hook, flat, extension rod, user's manual, and NIST-traceable certificate of calibration.

Included Accessories
Model Capacity x resolution Hook Flat Chisel Cone V-Groove Ext. Rod US Price
BG012 0.12 x 0.00005 lb, 50 x 0.02 gF, 0.5 x 0.0002 N, 110V G1028 G1029  G1025 G1026 G1027 G1024 $1,145.00
BG025 0.25 x 0.0001 lb, 100 x 0.05 gF, 1 x 0.0005 N, 110V $1,145.00
BG05 0.5 x 0.0002 lb, 250 x 0.1 gF, 2.5 x 0.001 N, 110V $1,145.00
BG2 2 x 0.001 lb, 1 x 0.0005 kgF, 10 x 0.005 N, 110V $995.00
BG5 5 x 0.002 lb, 2.5 x 0.001 kgF, 25 x 0.01 N, 110V $995.00
BG10 10 x 0.005 lb, 5 x 0.002 kgF, 50 x 0.02 N, 110V $995.00
BG20 20 x 0.01 lb, 10 x 0.005 kgF, 100 x 0.05 N, 110V $995.00
BG50 50 x 0.02 lb, 25 x 0.01 kgF, 250 x 0.1 N, 110V G1038* $995.00
BG100 100 x 0.05 lb, 50 x 0.02 kgF, 500 x 0.2 N, 110V $995.00
BG200 200 x 0.1 lb, 100 x 0.05 kgF, 1000 x 0.5 N, 110V $1,145.00
BG500 500 x 0.2 lb, 250 x 0.1 kgF, 2500 x 1 N, 110V G1035* G1036 G1032 G1033 G1034 G1031 $1,145.00

* includes coupling

For 220V operation add suffix E to model number. Example: BG50E

Optional Equipment
15-1004 MESURgauge software $495.00
09-1048A Serial cable, gauge to PC $75.00
RSU100 Communication adapter, RS-232 to USB $125.00
09-1047 Cable, gauge to Mitutoyo SPC $75.00
09-1090 Cable, set point, gauge to test stand $145.00
11-1022Hi / Lo limits indicator $90.00
11-1042 Overload protection module, gauge to test stand $195.00


Model Ø A B C Thread
BG012-BG200 0.200 [5.8] 0.19 [4.8] 0.35 [8.9] #10-32
BG500 0.375 [9.5] 0.44 [11.2] 0.68 [17.3] 5/16-18