AFG
Digital Force Gauge

Advanced
AFG

The Advanced Force Gauge (AFG) is the most versatile, fully-featured digital instrument from Mecmesin.

Accurate to an outstanding ± 0.1% f.s. with models from 2.5 to 2500 N, it is ideal for mounting to a test stand or use as a hand-held device.

Full of useful features to help you solve almost any tension and compression measurement problem.

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Basic
BFG

The Basic Force Gauge (BFG) is the core digital instrument for tension and compression measurement from Mecmesin, covering load ranges from 10 to 2500 N.

A portable, affordable and easy-to-use force measurement solution with ‘live’ load display and ultimate peak hold capture.

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Compact
CFG+

The Compact Force Gauge (CFG+) is the entry-level, low-cost digital force gauge from Mecmesin.

It is suitable for elementary tension and compression tests ranging from 50 to 500 N.

This lightweight, pocket-sized digital alternative to mechanical force gauges is ideal for non-critical applications that require peak measurements.

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Product image of Advanced Force Gauge (AFG) handheld force measurement instrument by Mecmesin

The Advanced Force Gauge (AFG) is the most versatile, fully-featured digital instrument from Mecmesin.

Accurate to an outstanding ± 0.1% f.s. with models from 2.5 to 2500 N, it is ideal for mounting to a test stand or use as a hand-held device.

Full of useful features to help you solve almost any tension and compression measurement problem.

 

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Force sensors

The AFTI and AFG are versatile force and torque indicators designed for use with the Mecmesin range of 'Smart' tension and compression loadcells.

Readings are displayed as live values with peak-hold function in both tension and compression. Data can be streamed as continuous or single readings for recording on PCs, printers and dataloggers.

AFTI product on its side showing serial port connection to sensor/loadcell

Smart sensors for use with AFTI display or AFG

A range of interchangeable force sensors for measuring tension and compression with the AFTI display or AFG.

Each 'Smart' sensor is delivered with its own connecting cable, which has a proprietary plug containing the calibration data for instant recognition by the AFTI.

All 'Smart' sensors read from zero and are delivered at no extra cost with a full calibration certificate traceable to national standards.

Mecmesin issued sensor and device calibration certificates

Tension & Compression - S-beam  

A range of 'Smart' S-beam shaped loadcells for measuring tension and compression. Various models to measure from 0 - 100 N right through to 0 - 100 kN.

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Tension & Compression - S-beam (Junior)

A range of 'Smart' loadcells in a miniature S-beam shape. Suitable for measuring tension and compression for applications where available space is limited. Various models to measure from 0 - 1 N right through to 0 - 500 N.

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Compression only - Load Button

A range of 'Smart' sensors for compression measurement only. Available in miniature and sub-miniature sizes for use where space is very limited. Compressive load is applied to the top of the sensor’s central dome. Various models to measure from 0 - 100 N right through to 0 - 50 kN.

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Specialised Loadcells

In addition to the standard range of tension and compressions sensors, Mecmesin also offers specialised loadcells dedicated to specific applications. A few examples are shown below. 

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Torque sensors

The AFTI and AFG are versatile force and torque indicators designed for use with the Mecmesin range of 'Smart' static and rotary torque sensors.

Readings are displayed as live values with peak-hold function in both clockwise and counter-clockwise directions. Data can be streamed as continuous or single readings for recording on PCs, printers and dataloggers.

AFTI product on its side showing serial port connection to sensor/loadcell

Smart sensors for use with AFTI display or AFG

A range of interchangeable torque sensors for measuring static and rotary torque with the AFTI display or AFG.

Each 'Smart' sensor is delivered with its own connecting cable, which has a proprietary plug containing the calibration data for instant recognition by the AFTI.

All 'Smart' sensors read from zero and are delivered at no extra cost with a full calibration certificate traceable to national standards.

Mecmesin issued sensor and device calibration certificates

Rotary Torque Transducer - Mini (low-torque)

Smart rotary mini torque transducer/sensor for AFTI

Range of 'Smart' mini sensors for measuring rotary torque from 0 - 0.050 N.m right through to 0 - 1 N.m.

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Rotary Torque Transducer (mid- & high-torque)

Smart rotary torque transducer/sensor for AFTI

 

A range of 'Smart' sensors for measuring rotary torque from 0 - 2 N.m right through to 0 - 150 N.m.

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Static Torque Transducer (low-torque)

Smart static torque transducer/sensor for low torque applications

A range of 'Smart' sensors for measuring static torque from 0 - 0.05 N.m right through to 0 - 2 N.m.

Suitable for bench-mounting or integration into a complete test rig. Equipped with 1/4" hex drive (or 3mm bore) for the fitting of adaptors.

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Static Torque Transducer (mid- & high-torque)

Smart static torque transducer/sensor for mid-to-high torque applications

A range of 'Smart' sensors for measuring static torque from 0 - 1.5 N.m right through to 0 - 1000 N.m.

Suitable for bench-mounting or integration into a complete test rig. Equipped with a square-drive of 3/8" to 1" for the fitting of adaptors.

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Static Torque Screwdriver - Mini (low-torque)

Smart mini torque screwdriver sensor for low/miniature testing applications

A range of fine-precision, low-capacity torque screwdrivers for handheld applications. Suitable for the measurement of very fine static torque from 0 - 0.01 N.m right through to 0 - 1 N.m. Equipped with 1/4" hex drive (or 3mm bore) for the fitting of adaptors.

Note: If your application requires multiple rotations of the sensor in one direction, we recommend using a rotary torque transducer.

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Static Torque Screwdriver (mid-torque)

Smart torque screwdriver transducer for mid-capacity torque applications

A range of mid-capacity torque screwdrivers for handheld applications. Suitable for the measurement of static torque from 0 - 0.3 N.m right through to 0 - 10 N.m. Supplied as standard with a Jacobs-style 3-jaw chuck that can be removed to allow 3/8" square-drive to be used.

Note: If your application requires multiple rotations of the sensor in one direction, we recommend using a rotary torque transducer.

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Overview

Advanced Force Gauge (AFG)

With ever-increasing demands for improved quality, durability and ease-of-use of all products, there is a growing need for more physical testing during the manufacturing processes. The Advanced Force Gauge (AFG) is a powerful instrument packed full of innovative features designed to suit a breadth of tension and compression tests.

The AFG is available in 10 models with capacities ranging from 2.5 to 2500 N, catering for a diverse range of industrial applications. All models are accurate to ± 0.1% of full-scale with readings in a variety of measurement units; N, kN, mN, gf, kgf, lbf and ozf.

Whilst most commonly employed for push and pull tests using its internal loadcell, the AFG also acts as a universal display for a selection of external ‘smart’ force and torque transducers. This means you can expand an AFG to perform tests of all capacities for tension, compression and torsion – all with a single display unit.

The AFG offers enhanced test features and data analysis capabilities:

  • Max and 1st Peak mode - identify critical load points from the test
  • Fast data-acquisition speed - captures break-force readings accurately
  • Audible and visual pass/fail alarms - alerts operators immediately when testing
  • Overload warning with trend bar - to minimise accidental damage to loadcell
  • In-built storage for up to 500 readings - test rapidly now and download results later
  • Data transfer via RS232, digimatic or analogue - output data to PC or printer for further analysis
  • Connection capability to external loadcells and torque sensors - becomes a versatile display for many different applications

A clear and simple keypad layout ensures simple operation for all users. Dual function keys allow full access to configuration menus to set-up advanced tests. The AFG is constructed from a rugged aluminium housing and shaped to fit the hand making it small enough to be used as a hand-held device. It is easily attachable to a motorised stand, thereby making it an affordable first step to more controlled tension and compression testing where optimum repeatability is required. Alternatively, this powerful digital force gauge may also be integrated as a key component into your own in-house test rig.

Mains or battery-powered the AFG is supplied in a robust carry case with a mains adapter, set of rechargeable batteries, along with a kit of accessories. It is the ideal choice for tension and compression tests just about anywhere, making it the ideal solution for factory or outdoor use.

A calibration certificate traceable to national standards is also provided at no extra charge, ensuring full compliance during external audits

Basic Force Gauge (BFG)

The Basic Force Gauge (BFG) features a clear backlit LCD digital display and offers significant performance benefits over mechanical gauges.

It is particularly suited to force testing applications where quick, clear and accurate load readings are required.

The BFG range is manufactured in a rugged aluminium housing and comprises 6 models with load capacities from 10 to 2500 N. Accurate to ± 0.25% of full-scale, load readings in both tension and compression can be displayed in a variety of measurement units such as; N, kN, mN, gf, kgf, lbf and ozf.

The BFG can be used as a portable, hand-held device, ideal for measuring load on either the factory floor or outdoors. However, for more complex applications where greater precision and repeatability are required, it can be mounted to any of our manual or motorised test stands.

Alternatively, you may choose to integrate this handy force gauge into your own custom-designed test rig. Fitting ergonomically in the hand, the BFG digital force gauge clearly displays live loads for continuous monitoring and has a peak-hold function for capturing maximum readings in both tension and compression.

A simple keypad layout allows easy use, even for unskilled operators. All models feature an overload warning function to minimise the risk of accidental damage to the instrument.

The recording of test results is simple. The BFG comes equipped with RS232, digimatic and analogue outputs so you can transmit to a PC or printer at the press of a button. Compatible with Mecmesins VectorPro-Lite data-acquisition software, data from the BFG can be presented graphically, results easily calculated and test reports generated as PDF™© or in Excel™©.

Supplied in a robust carry case with a mains adapter, a set of rechargeable batteries, and a set of attachments. The BFG comes fully calibrated with a certificate traceable to national standards, ensuring full compliance during external audits.

Compact Force Gauge (CFG+)

The CFG+ digital force gauge represents a highly affordable alternative to mechanical gauges and features an accuracy of ±0.5% of full-scale.

There are 3 models available with maximum capacities of 50, 200 and 500 N.

A clear simple LCD display shows readings in the most common measurement units (N, kN, mN, gf, kgf, lbf and ozf). Values are shown as continuously changing ‘live’ or frozen in the display to capture the peak reading.

Manufactured in a lightweight ABS plastic housing, the CFG+ has a simple keypad and comes equipped with RS232 output for easy data transmission.

Its primary use is as a hand-held device but it’s design makes it attachable to manual test stands for more controlled testing. An overload warning function, to reduce the risk of accidental damage to the instrument by an operator, is standard on all models.

Powered by disposable AA batteries, the CFG+ comes with basic accessories for tension and compression testing. A declaration of conformity is supplied as standard with a calibration certificate available for a small additional fee.

Key specs

Tension and Compression

Advanced Force Gauge

Measurement range
All force gauges measure from zero to the value indicated in the table below.
Model AFG 2.5 AFG 5 AFG 10 AFG 25 AFG 50 AFG 100 AFG 250 AFG 500 AFG 1000 AFG 2500
N 2.5 5 10 25 50 100 250 500 1000 2500
lbf 0.55 1.1 2.2 5.5 11 22 55 110 220 550
kgf 0.25 0.5 1 2.5 5 10 25 50 100 250
 
Resolution
Model AFG 2.5 AFG 5 AFG 10 AFG 25 AFG 50 AFG 100 AFG 250 AFG 500 AFG 1000 AFG 2500
N 0.0005 0.001 0.002 0.005 0.01 0.02 0.05 0.1 0.2 0.5
lbf 0.0001 0.0002 0.0005 0.001 0.002 0.005 0.01 0.02 0.05 0.1
kgf 0.00005 0.0001 0.0002 0.0005 0.001 0.002 0.005 0.01 0.02 0.05
 
Accuracy

AFG:   ±0.1 % of full scale   

e.g. AFG 100 has full-scale capacity of 100 N so is accurate to ± 0.01 N at any point between 0 - 100 N.

Units of measurement

mN, N, kN, gf, kgf, ozf, lbf

Sampling Rate

5,000 Hz 

Overload Rating

150% of full scale.
 

Dimensions

70 mm (w), 201 mm (h), 32 mm (d)

Weight

650g

 

 

Basic Force Gauge

Measurement range
All force gauges measure from zero to the value indicated in the table below.

 

Model BFG 10 BFG 50 BFG 200 BFG 500 BFG 1000 BFG 2500
N 10 50 200 500 1000 2500
lbf 2.2 11 44 110 220 550
kgf 1 5 20 50 100 250
 
Resolution
Model BFG 10 BFG 50 BFG 200 BFG 500 BFG 1000 BFG 2500
N 0.002 0.01 0.05 0.1 0.2 0.5
lbf 0.0005 0.002 0.01 0.02 0.05 0.1
kgf 0.0002 0.001 0.005 0.01 0.02 0.05

 

Accuracy

BFG:   ±0.25 % of full scale   

e.g. BFG 1000 has full-scale capacity of 1000 N so is accurate to ± 2.5 N at any point between 0 - 1000 N.

Units of measurement

mN, N, kN, gf, kgf, ozf, lbf

Sampling Rate

1,000 Hz 

Overload Rating

150% of full scale.
 

Dimensions

70 mm (w), 201 mm (h), 32 mm (d)

Weight

650g

 

Compact Force Gauge+

Measurement range
All force gauges measure from zero to the value indicated in the table below.
Model CFG+ 50 CFG+ 200 CFG+ 500
N 50 200 500
lbf 11 44 110
kgf 5 20 50
 
Resolution
Model CFG+ 50 CFG+ 200 CFG+ 500
N 0.05 0.2 0.5
lbf 0.01 0.05 0.1
kgf 0.005 0.02 0.05

 

Accuracy

CFG+:   ±0.5 % of full scale   

e.g. CFG+ 500 has full-scale capacity of 500 N so is accurate to ± 2.5 N at any point between 0 - 500 N.

Units of measurement

mN, N, kN, gf, kgf, ozf, lbf

Sampling Rate

500 Hz 

Overload Rating

150% of full scale.
 

Dimensions

76 mm (w), 133 mm (h), 31 mm (d)

Weight

250g

 

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