Mark-10 Force Gauge Series 5 (Discontinued)

Makes it possible for the user to easily adjust the gauge to suit their specific needs with 5 units of measurement to choose from

The Mark-10 Force Gauge Series 5 has been discontinued. For a similar product, please visit the Industrial Equipment Tools page.

Get the most precise measurements when you need them with the Mark-10 Force Gauge Series 5. Advanced digital force gauges are designed for tension and compression force testing in various applications across virtually every industry.

The Series 5 Force Gauges feature an industry-leading sampling rate of 7,000 Hz, producing accurate results even for quick-action tests. The gauge boasts an accuracy is 0.1% of full scale 1 digit, and its resolution is 1/5000. The backlit LCD displays graphics in large, easy-to-read characters, while the simple menu navigation allows for quick access to the gauge's features and customizable parameters. Data can be quickly transferred to a PC or other data collector via USB, RS-232, Mitutoyo (Digimatic), or analog outputs.


  • Makes it possible for the user to easily adjust the gauge to suit their specific needs with 5 units of measurement to choose from
  • Large, backlit LCD, graphic display; peak readings and set points are consistently displayed
  • MESUR Lite data acquisition software is included with Series 5 gauges
  • High-speed 7,000 Hz sampling rate
  • USB, RS-232, Mitutoyo, and analog output; automatic data output via USB/RS-232
  • 1,000-point data memory with statistics (min, max, mean, standard deviation) and outputs
  • Live load bar graph with set point markers; programmable set points, with alarms and outputs
  • Password protection, configurable for individual keys and calibration


Accuracy 0.1% of full scale 1 digit
Sampling rate 7,000 Hz
Measurement units lbF, ozF, gF, kgF, N, kN, mN (depending on model)
Outputs USB / RS-232: Configurable up to 115,200 baud;
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
Configurable Settings Digital filters, outputs, automatic output (via USB/RS-232), automatic shutoff, default settings, averaging mode, external trigger, passwords, key tones, audio alarms, back light, calibration
Included items Carrying case, 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, MESURgauge DEMO software and user's guide), NIST-traceable certificate of calibration with data
Power AC or rechargeable battery; Multi-step low battery indicator is displayed, gauge shuts off automatically when power is too low
Battery life Back light on: 7 hrs of continuous use
Back light off: 24 hrs of continuous use
Safe overload 150% of full scale(display shows "OVER" at 110% and above)
Weight M5-012 - M5-100: 1.0 lb [0.45 kg]
M5-200 - M5-500: 1.2 lb [0.54 kg]
Warranty 3 years





Several models of the Mark-10 Force Gauge Series 5 are available. The capacity x resolution of each model is shown in the table below.

Capacity x Resolution
Model lbF ozF kgF gF N
M5-2 2 x 0.0005 32 x 0.01 1 x 0.0002 1000 x 0.2 10 x 0.002
M5-012 0.12 x 0.00002 2 x 0.0005 - 50 x 0.01 0.5 x 0.0001
M5-025 0.25 x 0.00005 4 x 0.001 - 100 x 0.02 1 x 0.0002
M5-05 0.5 x 0.0001 8 x 0.002 - 250 x 0.05 2.5 x 0.0005
M5-5 5 x 0.001 80 x 0.02 2.5 x 0.0005 2500 x 0.5 25 x 0.005
M5-10 10 x 0.002 160 x 0.05 5 x 0.001 5000 x 1 50 x 0.01
M5-20 20 x 0.005 320 x 0.1 10 x 0.002 10000 x 2 100 x 0.02
M5-50 50 x 0.01 800 x 0.2 25 x 0.005 25000 x 5 250 x 0.05
M5-100 100 x 0.02 1600 x 0.5 50 x 0.01 50000 x 10 500 x 0.1
M5-200 200 x 0.05 3200 x 1 100 x 0.02 - 1000 x 0.2
M5-500 500 x 0.1 8000 x 2 250 x 0.2 - 2500 x 0.5
M5-1000 1000 x 0.5 16000 x 5 500 x 0.2 - 5000 x 2
M5-2000 2000 x 1 32000 x 20 1000 x 0.5 - 10000 x 5

Power Adapter

Different voltages and power cords are available for Series 5 gauges: 110 VAC, 220 VAC with European plug, 220 VAC with UK plug, or 220 VAC with Australian plug.


Serial Cable

An optional USB to RS-232 serial cable is available, which allows you to connect to your computer for further data analysis.

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This product comes standard with a 3-year warranty.

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