Shimpo FGE-XY Digital Force Gauge

Reversible display

Measure force accurately and quickly with the Shimpo Javelin FGE Force Gauge FGE-XY or FGE-500HXY for Push/Pull or Compression/Tension Testing.

Ready for the largest jobs you face ranging from 200-500 pounds, the Shimpo Javelin FGE Force Gauge FGE-XY or FGE-500HXY comes in a handy heavy-duty carrying case just for the occasion. Accurate within 0.2 % F.S. for precise measurements and the strictest tolerances, you'll get definite assessments each time, every time.


  • Reversible display
  • Amazing accuracy (0.2% F.S.)
  • Variable units of measure in lbs, kgs, or N
  • Heavy-duty load sensor
  • Rugged die-cast aluminum housing


Resolution 0.1 lb/0.1 Kg/1 N
Accuracy 0.2% F.S.
Display Four digit LCD, .47" high (12 mm) with various indicators including tension and low battery indication (reversible)
Average/Peak Mode Selectable
Display Update 0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.5, 1 sec
Sampling Rate 1000 times per second
Power Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries (included) or AC adapter/charger (included)
Auto Power Shut-Off Yes (not active if adapter/charger is in use)
Temperature Range 32° - 104° F (0° - 40°C)
Warranty 2 years
Approvals CE, RoHS Approved


The Shimpo FGE-HXY Digital Force Gauge is available in a variety of different capacities to meet your specific needs.

Model Capacity (lbs)
FGE-0.5XY 0.5 lbs
FGE-1XY 1 lbs
FGE-2XY 2 lbs
FGE-5XY 5 lbs
FGE-10XY 10 lbs
FGE-20XY 20 lbs
FGE-50XY 50 lbs
FGE-100XY 100 lbs
FGE-200XY 200 lbs
FGE-500XY 500 lbs

Shimpo FG-Handle

This force gauge is available with an optional handle. The Human Solution recommends using this especially when testing forces over 30 lbs.

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  • 4
    Working well

    Posted by Chris on May 2nd 2011

    This unit has been working very well for us. It shipped quickly, and we pulled it out of the box and started using it right away. It is heavy and built very well, which we really like. The case is also nice, which is important to me personally. Everyone here agrees that the weight is a fine trade-off for a piece of equipment that is built well and feels nice and solid.

    The only reason for subtracting a star: On our unit, we have noticed that the Peak Mode is inaccurate when the unit is plugged in to power. It does not, however, seem to affect it in Average Mode. We've tested this several ways to make sure it was not error on our part. However, when the unit is not plugged in and is only running on the batteries, the Peak Mode seems to report perfectly. This is really not a big deal for us considering the battery lasts a long time, but I could not give it a full 5 starts knowing about this error. Even knowing this, I'd still buy this unit again in confidence.

  • 4
    Shimpo FGE-200HX

    Posted by Mark Williamson on Sep 23rd 2009

    The unit arrived very quickly and I am impressed with the quality and feel of the unit. It is fairly heavy (4.5lbs with handles fitted, 1.8lbs without) but the construction is very strong. I was less impressed that the unit arrived with an out-of-date calibration certificate. However I have noted that nowhere on the web site are the units marked as being calibrated. Something to note if your application requires a calibrated unit.

    Editors note: all units are calibrated before leaving the manufacturer. A replacement certificate was issued to this customer.

  • 4
    Shipped to me quickly

    Posted by Judy on Jun 3rd 2009

    I ordered this online and they shipped it to me the same day. i received the tracking number the same day too. excellent buying experience and i'll buy here again. my only complaint is that this gauge is heavy duty and thus weighs a bit, but it will last forever which is good as i lend it out to other engineers and they always get dropped occasionally.

  • 5
    Amazing force gauge

    Posted by Tom B on Jun 3rd 2009

    This gauge is built very well with a metal case and has great handles that are removable. The attachments it comes with are also excellent. It is working flawlessly for me.

This product comes standard with a 2-year limited warranty.

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