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 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 ESM303, to permit functions such as break testing, tensile testing, compression testing, dynamic load holding, PC control capability, and many other applications.
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 14,000 Hz sampling rate
Continuous 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 ESM303 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
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 MESUR™gauge 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 ESM303 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.
±0.1% of full scale
AC or rechargeable battery. Multi-step low battery indicator is displayed, gauge shuts off automatically when power is too low.
Backlight on: up to 7 hours of continuous use Backlight off: up to 24 hours of continuous use
lbF, ozF, gF, kgF, N, kN, mN (depending on model)
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.
200% of full scale (display shows “OVER” at 110% and above)
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, MESUR™ Lite software, MESUR™gauge and MESUR™gauge Plus 90-day trial, and user’s guide), and NIST-traceable certificate of calibration with data.
40 - 100°F, max. 96% humidity, non-condensating
3 years (see individual statement for further details)
A wide range of test stands and gripping fixtures
MESUR™gauge 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.
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