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Digital Force Gauge

Part number: FG-3000 Series | Request a quote
The new FG-3000 Series digital force gauges are the choice for simple, economical tension and compression testing.

Accredited calibration/NIST traceable calibration certificate for Shimpo FG-3000 Series Digital Force Gauge might be available on request (for an extra charge). Please contact us for more info.

Shimpo Digital Force Gauge: instrument description

The new FG-3000 Series digital force gauges are the choice for simple, economical tension and compression testing. Combining a compact housing, yet maintaining a large back- lit LCD screen, these units are designed to fit snug in the hand for ease of use. 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 available: Track mode displays live readings, Peak mode records the maximum values sensed during testing, and Pre-set mode, which activates user defined high and low limit set points. The programmable limits provide a fast visual and audible alert if a test passes or fails. Additionally, a comparator output enables integration of the instrument into your quality system for repetitive testing, for example 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 symbols 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.

The FG-3000 series can log up to 500 readings with the push of a button for instant data retrieval. The data can be viewed on screen, sent to a printer, or uploaded on the free software program for graphing and statistical analysis.

SHIMPO FG-3000 Digital Force Gauges (series) Features

  • 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 options
  • Field Calibration capability eliminates the need to send to a lab for calibration
  • Calibration Certificate included along with popular adapter attachments
  • Free Data logging/graphing software available

SHIMPO FG-3000 Digital Force Gauges Features

Specifications FG-3000 series
Accuracy ± 0.3% F.S.
Selectable Units N, kgf, ozf, 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 3.6VDC 800mAH Ni-MH rechargeable batteries
Battery Life Approximately 16 hours continuous use per full charge
Charger / Adaptor Universal USB/BM charger, Input: 110 ~ 240VAC
Temperature Effects <0.054% per °F (0.03% FS per °C)
Outputs USB, RS-232; High & Low Limit NPN’s
Operating Temperature 14 to 104°F (-10 to 40°C)
Storage 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 0.9 lb (0.4 kg)
Warranty 1 year
Included Accessories AC Adaptor/Charger, USB cable, calibration cert., 6 attachments: hook, flat tip, conical tip, chisel tip, notched tip, extension shaft.

How to order

SHIMPO FG-3000 models N kgf ozf lbf
FG-3003 Capacity 10.000 1.0000 35.00 2.2000
Resolution 0.001 0.0001 0.01 0.0005
FG-3005 Capacity 50.000 5.0000 180.00 11.000
Resolution 0.005 0.0005 0.05 0.001
FG-3006 Capacity 100.00 10.000 350.0 22.000
Resolution 0.01 0.001 0.1 0.005
FG-3008 Capacity 500.00 50.000 1800.0 110.00
Resolution 0.05 0.005 0.5 0.01
FG-3009 Capacity 1000.0 100.00 3500 220.00
Resolution 0.1 0.01 1 0.05

Ordering info

As a canadian distributor of Shimpo Instruments products we stock most of these Mechanical&Digital Force Gauges for same day shipping. To enquire on the Shimpo FG-3000 Series Digital Force Gauge availability and current list price please contact us.


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