For tension and compression force testing applications, Mark-10 digital force gauges are some of the best in the industry. These gauges can capture tension and compression peak force. They also contain adjustable units of measurement.

These gauges feature the broadest force range even compared to competitor gauges: the gauges range from 50 gF full scale to 2,000 lbF. For a complete testing solution, you may utilize Mark-10 force gauges together with a force test stand with gripping fixtures. Alternatively, you may use them handheld just as well.

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Series 7 Professional Series 5 Advanced Series 4 Performance Series 3 Basic Series 2 Economical
Accuracy (% of full scale) ±0.1% ±0.1% ±0.2% ±0.3% ±0.5%
Sampling Rate 14,000 Hz 7,000 Hz 3,000 Hz 2,000 Hz 500 Hz
Resolution 1/5,000 1/5,000 1/2,000 1/1,000 1/1,000
Data Outputs USB, RS-232, Mitutoyo, analog USB, RS-232, Mitutoyo, analog USB, RS-232, Mitutoyo, analog USB n/a
ASCII Command Set for External Communication Yes Yes "?" command only (for continuous or individual data point output) "?" command only (for continuous or individual data point output) n/a
Data Capture and Storage Capabilities Continuous data capture at up to 14,000 Hz*, with buffer, or individually saved readings, 5,000 readings total 1,000 individually saved readings 50 individually saved readings n/a n/a
Statistical Calculations and Output to PC Yes Yes Yes n/a n/a
Break Detection* Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a
1st / 2nd Peak Detection* Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a
Programmable Footswitch Command String Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a
Averaging Mode Yes* Yes n/a n/a n/a
External Trigger Mode Yes** Yes n/a n/a n/a
Set Points (for pass/fil indication) Yes, with high/low indicators, markers on analog bar graph, and outputs Yes, with high/low indicators, markers on analog bar graph, and outputs Yes, with high/low indicators, markers on analog bar graph, and outputs Yes, with high/low indicators, markers on analog bar graph, no output n/a
Password Protection (for keys and calibration) Yes Yes n/a n/a n/a
Overload Outputs, w/ Pins for Tension and Compression Yes Yes Yes n/a n/a
Units of Measurement 7, including coefficient of friction unit and user-defined unit 5 5 3 3
Peaks and Analog Load Bar Always Shown on Display Yes Yes Yes Yes n/a
Included Items Carrying case with complete set of attachments, AC adapter, rechargeable battery, and calibration cert with data Carrying case with complete set of attachments, AC adapter, rechargeable battery, and calibration cert with data Carrying case with complete set of attachments, AC adapter, rechargeable battery, and calibration cert with data Same of Series 7/5/4, with certificate of calibration without data AC adapter, rechargeable battery, certificate of conformance

* With configurable automatic data output, data storage, and zero function upon event completion. Can also stop travel of a motorized test stand.
** Can stop travel of a motorized test stand upon event completion.