Shimpo FGV-XY Digital Force Gauge

Quicker sampling for more accurate results

Shimpo's FGV-XY Dart 2.0 force gauge takes the well-known design of their Dart series force gauges and adds in the extensive features of their DFS series.

With the addition of a new USB interface for computer data recording, this is a complete force testing solution for countless applications, and is suitable for testing tension and compression forces up to 200 pounds.

This force gauge is ergonomically designed and ideal for uses like incoming quality inspection, finished goods testing, and research and development. It has onboard calculating ability for easy access to maximum, minimum, average, and standard deviation data. With 1000 point memory, data may be exported in real time or after testing is finished. In addition to USB, this unit has RS-232C and analog outputs when you need them.


  • Quicker sampling for more accurate results
  • High accuracy for strict tolerances
  • 3 different outputs for data collection allows for maximum flexibility
  • Higher overload protection lowers cost of maintenance
  • Selectable auto-shutoff prolongs battery life
  • Small size and ergonomic design added comfort
  • Onboard statistical calculation and free data logging software


Accuracy ±0.2% F.S.
Display 4-Digit LCD, 0.5” (12 mm) high, Units / 0.29” (7 mm). Reversible by the push of a button. Minus sign for tension
Display Update 0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.5, 1 sec
Sampling Rate 1000 Hz
Overload 200% of F.S. (200 lb.: 150% F.S.)
Power Rechargeable Ni-MH battery or universal AC adapter/charger (100-240VAC, 50-60Hz)
Output Analog: ±1 VDC (through a 12 bit D/A converter)
RS232C: Baud rate (19200, 9600, 4800, 2400 bps selectable), commands control
USB: Allows communication between FGV-XY and Windows PC Software with TORIEMON-USB via USB cable (included)
Overload Comparator: Open-collector output (Max DC30V/5mA)
Auto Power Shut-Off Yes (not active if adapter/charge is in use)
Battery Charge 12 hours (when fully charged)
Recharge Time Approximately 18 hours when fully discharged
Temperature Range 32° – 104° F (0° – 40° C)
Dimensions 5.8” x 3” x 1.5” (147 x 75 x 38 mm)
Product Weight Approx. 1 lb (450 g); FGV-200XY Approx. 1.1 lb (500 g)
Package Weight Approx. 2.4 lb ( 1.09 kg) for 0.5 lb and 1 lb ranges; 2.6 lb (1.12 kg) for 2 to 100 lb ranges; 2.75 lb (1.25 kg) for 200 lb range.
Certification CE, RoHS
Warranty 2 Years
Included Accessories AC adapter/charger, carrying case, hook, chisel, flat head, notched head, hanger, cone head, thread Adapter, extension rod, USB cable


Choose from the force gauge models listed below based on your capacity needs.

Model Capacity (lbs) Capacity (g)
FGV-0.5XY 0.5 lbs 200 g
FGV-1XY 1 lb 500 g
FGV-2XY 2 lbs 1000 g
FGV-5XY 5 lbs 2 kg
FGV-10XY 10 lbs 5 kg
FGV-20XY 20 lbs 10 kg
FGV-50XY 50 lbs 20 kg
FGV-100XY 100 lbs 50 kg
FGV-200XY 200 lbs 100 kg
FGV-500HXY 500 lbs 250 kg
FGV-1000HXY 1000 lbs 453 kg

NIST Calibration

Each model is also available with an NIST certificate, which adds 5 business days to the estimated delivery time.


Shimpo FG-Handle

This force gauge is available with an optional handle. We recommend using this, especially when testing forces over 30 lbs.

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

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