Types:Digital Force Gauges, Force Gauges

Industries:Aerospace & Aviation, Chemical & Petrochemical, Food & Beverage, Laboratory & R&D, Manufacturing, Medical & Pharmaceutical, Plastics & Polymers

Applications:Wood Testing Solutions, Plastics Testing Solutions, Pharmaceutical Testing Solutions, Peel Strength Testing, Paper and Cardboard Testing Solutions, Packaging Testing Solutions, Modulus of Elasticity Testing, Metals Testing Solutions, Medical Device Testing Solutions, International Standards – Wire, Yarn and Thread, International Standards – Textiles and Fabrics, International Standards – Plastics and Rubber, Polymer Testing Solutions, Puncture Testing, Textile Testing Solutions, Testing by Standard, Tension Testing, Tensile Testing, Tear Strength Testing, Tear Resistance Testing, Shear Strength Testing, Rupture Testing, Rubber Testing Solutions, Research & Development Testing, Quality Control Testing, International Standards – Paper and Cardboard, International Standards – Packaging, International Standards – Metals, Ductility Testing, Delamination Strength Testing, Deformation Testing, Crush Resistance Testing, Creep Testing, Compression Testing, Coefficient of Friction Testing, Building Material Testing Solutions, Break Strength Testing, Bond Strength Testing, Bending Flexural Testing, Durability Testing, Elastic Limit Testing, International Standards – Medical Devices, International Standards – Glass, International Standards – Foams, International Standards – Electrical Components, International Standards – Ceramics, International Standards – Building Products and Construction, International Standards – Adhesives and Sealants, Friction Testing, Flexural Strength Testing, Elongation Testing, Electronics Testing Solutions, Adhesion Testing

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Shimpo FGE-HXY

The Series FGE-HXY Digital Force Gauges offer an enhanced heavy-duty housing allowing them to be utilized in high capacity tension and compression applications. These instruments are used in a variety of applications such as incoming quality inspection, finished goods testing, R&D or almost any portable or force stand testing requirement.

FGE-HXY models are available in 500 lb. ranges providing necessary performance for high capacity testing. The 180° reversible display combined with the adjustable force direction and dual labeled keypad enable these units to excel in both compression and tension applications in any direction.

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  • 1000 Hz Sample Rate provides faster sampling producing better resolution and more accurate results
  • High accuracy +/-0.2% F.S., ideal for strict tolerances
  • Measure and record compression and tension tests – Permits true “push-pull” testing
  • 180° Reversible display and dual printed keypad allows usage as a portable gauge or mounted upside down on a test stand
  • 1 million operation load cell with superior overload protection provides a long-life, damage free product
  • High-capacity rugged, ergonomic die cast aluminum construction allows usage on production floor
  • Variable display response rate aids viewing readings
  • Quick retrieval of peak measurement with a single push button in test stand
  • Flexible user preference with one button selection of engineering units
  • Field calibration through keypad eliminates down time
  • Dual power capable with rechargeable battery or AC line voltage
  • CE Mark


Capacity500 lb, 250 kg, 2500 N
Resolution0.1 lb/0.1 kg/1 N
Accuracy±0.2% F.S. @ 73F (23C)
Display4-digit LCD, 0.5in high (12 mm) Units 0.29in (7 mm). Reversible. Minus sign for tension
Display Update0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.5, 1 sec
Sampling Rate1000 Hz
Overload Capacity150% of F.S.
PowerRechargeable Ni-MH battery or universal AC adapter/charger (100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz)
Auto Power Shut-OffYes (not active if adapter/charge is in use)
Battery Charge12 hours (when fully charged)
Recharge TimeApproximately 18 hours when fully discharged
Temperature Limit32 - 104F (0 - 40C)
Dimensions8.43 x 3.23 x 2.25in (214 x 82 x 57 mm)
Product WeightApprox. 2 lb (900 g)
Package WeightApprox. 7.45 lb (3.38 kg)
CertificationCE, RoHS
Included AccessoriesAC adapter/charger, carrying case, 2 handles, hanger, metric thread to inch adapter and
attachments (flat head, hook, chisel, notched head, cone head, extension rod)
FGE-500HXY500 lb high capacity digital force gauge
NIST-FG-HXNIST traceable calibration certificate for ranges 200 to 1000 lbs
FGE-PT500500 lb capacity FGE-HXY in ergonomic testing kit. Kit includes all the standard FGE-HXY accessories but adds padded ERGO accessories and NIST traceable certificate