500 lb /250 Kg Capacity Digital Force Gauge
The Shimpo FGE-500HXY Capacity Digital Force Gauge measures both push and pull forces up to 500 lbs / 250 kg. Two knurled steel handles are provided for hand operation and a hanger is included which enables each gauge to be used as a scale.

Simple one button adjustment changes units of measure, while pressing the peak button quickly produces the highest recorded value during the test. The 180° reversible display combined with the adjustable force direction and dual labeled keypad enable the FGE-X to excel in both compression and tension applications in any direction.

Typical applications include wallboard, wire pull, wire crimps, trigger pull, brake pedal, aerospace ceramic, springs, food ripeness, corrugated paper strength, blister pack, medical component, muscle strength, ergonomic testing, adhesives, syringe plunger, needle sharpness and many more.
  • 1000 Hz Sample Rate provides faster sampling producing better resolution and more accurate results
  • Ideal for strict tolerances with its high accuracy +/-0.2% F.S.
  • 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 of readings
  • Real Time or Peak hold mode easily selectable with a single button push
  • 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
  • CE Mark & RoHS Approval
FGE-HXY500 lb
250 Kg
2500 N
0.1 lb
0.1 Kg
1 N
Complete Kit
The FGE-HXY is supplied as a complete kit including AC adapter/charger, carrying case, 2 handles, hanger, metric thread to inch adapter, calibration cert and attachments (flathead, hook, chisel, notched head, cone head, extension rod) in a foam fitted plastic carrying case.
Special Attachments
Shimpo Force Gauge Attachments
FGE-500HXY Brochure Data Sheet Click to downloadFGE-500HXY Instruction Manual Click to download
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FGE-500HXY$841.50500 lb / 250 kg / 2500 N Capacity Digital Force Gauge, Complete Kit
NISTCAL-HX$450.00NIST-Traceable Calibration Certificate for FGE/FGV HX and HXY Gauges (NIST-FG-HX)
FG-09V120UC$35.00Spare / Replacement Power Adapter
In stock
1 Week Lead Time (Estimated)
2-3 Week Lead Time (Estimated)
Accuracy±0.2% full scale
Resolution0.1 lb, 0.1 Kg, 1 N
Display4-Digit LCD, 12mm high. Reversible by the push of a button. Minus sign for tension
Display Update0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.5, 1 sec
Sampling Rate1000 times per second
Overload Protection150% of full scale
PowerRechargeable Ni-Cad battery or AC through adapter/charger
Auto Power Shut-OffYes (not active if adapter/charge is in use)
Battery Life12 hours (when fully charged)
Recharge TimeApproximately 18 hours when fully discharged
Dimensions8.43" L x 3.23" W x 2.15" H (214 mm x 82 mm x 54.5 mm)
Weight2 lb (900 g)
ApprovalsCE approved
Warranty2 Years
CertificationCE, RoHS