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PROFESSIONAL DIGITAL FORCE GAUGES SERIES 7

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Series 7 professional digital force gauges are designed with a number of sophisticated features for the most demanding tension and compression measurement applications, up to 500 lbF (2500 N). The gauges feature ±0.1% accuracy and a blazingly fast, industry-leading sampling rate of 14,000 Hz, producing reliable results for extremely quick-action tests.

Series 7 gauges include all the functions of Series 5 gauges, with several additional features, including high speed continuous data capture and storage, with memory for up to 5,000 readings, at an acquisition rate of up to 14,000 Hz. The gauges also feature programmable footswitch sequencing, break detection, and 1st / 2nd peak detection. Series 7 includes a coefficient of friction unit of measurement and user-defined unit of measurement. For productivity enhancement, the gauges also feature automatic data output, data storage, and zeroing functions upon the completion of break detection, averaging, external trigger, and 1st / 2nd peak detection.

Series 7 force gauges are directly compatible with Mark-10 test stands, including the ESM301, to permit functions such as break testing, tensile testing, compression testing, dynamic load holding, PC control capability, and many other applications.

The gauges include MESURTM Lite data acquisition software. MESURTM Lite tabulates continuous or single point data. One-click export to Excel allows for further data manipulation.

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


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  • High-speed 14,000 Hz sampling rate
  • Continous data capture of up to 5,000 data points, at up to 14,000 Hz, downloadable to a PC
  • Individual data point memory for up to 5,000 data points, downloadable to a PC
  • USB, RS-232, Mitutoyo, and analog outputs
  • Sample break detection with auto functions, including stopping movement on the ESM301(L) test stand
  • 1st / 2nd peak detection
  • Automatic output / data storage / zeroing upon various event completions
  • 5 units of measurement, plus Coefficient of Friction, and user-defined unit with configurable name
  • Programmable footswitch command string
  • Programmable set points, with indicators and outputs
  • Averaging mode - calculates average readings over time
  • External trigger mode - for switch contact testing or remotely stopping display update
  • Password protection, configurable for individual keys and calibration




Series 7 gauges feature several functions typically found in more complex instruments, such as materials testers, data acquisition systems, and PLCs. The following unique features are highlighted:


High Speed Data Capture & Storage

>> Series 7 can capture and store up to 5,000 continuous data points at a rate of up to 14,000 readings per second. This unique function is ideal for capturing switch activation forces, sharp breaks, and other short-duration applications. Configurable start and stop triggers are provided. The data acquisition rate is variable and can be slowed to also capture longer events, such as structure relaxation, material expansion, and others.

Data from the storage buffer can be exported to data collection software such as MESURTMgauge for further analysis and graphing. Using a Series 7 gauge could replace cumbersome and expensive data acquisition hardware and software.


Footswitch Command String

>> Integrate your footswitch / automation system with a Series 7 gauge to improve testing ergonomics and efficiency; no need for multiple key presses. Up to three steps may be programmed for a single footswitch activation.

Select from several commands, including request peak reading, zero the display, save to memory, and others. Time delays can be inserted between each step.


Automatic Data Output / Save / Zero / I/O Pin Toggle

>> Upon completion of several event types, the Series 7 can perform the following productivity-enhancing functions:

  • Automatically save the peak reading to memory.
  • Transmit the peak reading via USB, RS-232, or Mitutoyo output.
  • Zero the display.
  • Toggle an I/O pin, for example to stop movement of an ESM301/ESM301L test stand.

Applicable events include:

  • Sample break detection (also applicable to samples which slip, click, or otherwise reach a peak, then fall).
  • Completion of an averaging sequence.
  • External trigger (ex. switch activation).
  • 1st / 2nd peak capture (ex. tensile testing).

User-defined Unit of Measurement

>> Series 7 gauges display 6 standard units of measurement. One additional user-defined unit is provided for unique applications. A base unit is specified, along with a multiplier, and 5-character name. Typical applications:

  • To measure the torque produced by pressing on a lever in a mechanical assembly, configure the multiplier based on the length of the lever, thereby converting a unit such as N into Ncm.

  • To measure the pressure produced by a circular compression plate on a foam sample, configure the multiplier based on the area of the plate, thereby converting a unit such as lbF into psi.


Accuracy: ±0.1% of full scale
Sampling rate: 14,000 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. Auomatic 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 VCD, ±0.25% of full scale at capacity,
General purpose: Three open drain outputs, one input.
Set points: Three open drain lines.
Safe overload: 150% of full scale (display shows “OVER” at 110% and above)
Weight: M7-012 - M7-100: 1.0 lb [0.45 kg]
M7-200 - M7-500: 1.2 lb [0.54 kg]
Included items: Carrying case with chisel, cone, V-groove, hook, flat, extension rod, universal voltage AC adapter, battery, quick-start guide, USB cable, resource CD (USB driver, MESURTM Lite software, MESURTMgauge DEMO software, and user’s guide), and NIST-traceable certificate of calibration with data.
Environmental requirements: 40 - 100°F, max. 96% humidity, non-condensating
Warranty: 3 years (see individual statement for further details)


 

 



  • A wide range of test stands and gripping fixtures
  • >> MESURTMgauge 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.
  • << Eye End Adapters - allow for quick grip installation and removal, and prevent grip rotation. Mount to common test frames, load cells, and force gauges.
  • << Footswitch
    Perform up to 3 consecutive gauge functions with one footswitch activation.
  • >> 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.

 

 

 

 



  Capacity x Resolution  
Model lbF ozF kgF gF N kN mN US Price
M7-012 0.12 x 0.00002 2 x 0.0005 - 50 x 0.01 0.5 x 0.0001 - 500 x 0.1 $1,745.00
M7-025 0.25 x 0.00005 4 x 0.001 - 100 x 0.02 1 x 0.0002 - 1000 x 0.2 $1,745.00
M7-05 0.5 x 0.0001 8 x 0.002 - 250 x 0.05 2.5 x 0.0005 - 2500 x 0.5 $1,745.00
M7-2 2 x 0.0005 32 x 0.01 1 x 0.0002 1000 x 0.2 10 x 0.002 - - $1,595.00
M7-5 5 x 0.001 80 x 0.02 2.5 x 0.0005 2500 x 0.5 25 x 0.005 - - $1,595.00
M7-10 10 x 0.002 160 x 0.05 5 x 0.001 5000 x 1 50 x 0.01 - - $1,595.00
M7-20 20 x 0.005 320 x 0.1 10 x 0.002 10000 x 2 100 x 0.02 - - $1,595.00
M7-50 50 x 0.01 800 x 0.2 25 x 0.005 25000 x 5 250 x 0.05 - - $1,595.00
M7-100 100 x 0.02 1600 x 0.5 50 x 0.01 50000 x 10 500 x 0.1 - - $1,595.00
M7-200 200 x 0.05 3200 x 1 100 x 0.02 - 1000 x 0.2 1 x 0.0002 - $1,745.00
M7-500 500 x 0.1 8000 x 2 250 x 0.05 - 2500 x 0.5 2.5 x 0.0005 - $1,745.00

Coefficient of friction and user-defined units are also provided

All models include 110V AC adapters. Add suffix ‘E’ for euro plug (220V),‘U’ for UK plug (220V) or ‘A’ for Australian plug (220V). Ex: M7-05E, M7-100U, M7-500A


Additional Items to Consider
15-1004 MESURTMgauge software $495.00
09-1163 Cable, Series 5 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


Gauge Model
Accessory M7-012 - M7-20 M7-50 - M7-100 M7-200 - M7-500
Extension Rods G1024 G1024 G1031
Cone G1026 G1026 G1033
Chisel G1025 G1025 G1032
V-Groove G1027 G1027 G1034
Flat G1029 G1029 G1036
Hook G1028 G1038 G1035
Coupling - G1039 G1037


IN [MM]




Load Cell Thread
M7-012 - M7-100 #10-32M UNF
M7-200 - M7-500 5/16-18M UNC