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BFG Basic Force Gauges

Part#: 853
Supplier: Mecmesin
Calibration Certificate: is available at extra cost
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The BFG series of force gauges is designed for easy operation and provides outstanding force measurement performance and reliability at an affordable price.

Available in 3 capacities from 200N to 1000N, the BFG (Basic Force Gauge) features superb accuracy of ±0.25% of full scale and a sampling rate of 1,000 times per second, making it ideally suited for a wide variety of tension/compression applications.

Constructed in a rigid yet lightweight aluminium housing, with its ergonomically attractive shape, the BFG can be used as a hand-held instrument, or alternatively it can be mounted to manual or motorised test stands to allow testing under more controlled conditions. Peak readings in tension or compression can be captured on the easy-toread LCD display with full conversion between all units of measurement. For applications requiring load to be continuously monitored, a ‘live’ display mode is provided.

Using the data-output connector and interface cable, results can be transmitted to dataloggers, PC’s and printers in RS232, Mitutoyo digimatic and analogue output formats. All models carry CE marking and are supplied in a robust carrying case with standard accessories. 


  • Tension and compression
  • Accuracy: ±0.25% of full scale
  • Capacity: 200N, 500N, 1000N
  • Data output RS232, Mitutoyo, analogue
  • Sampling rate 1000Hz
  • Full unit conversion of displayed value
  • Peak hold with accuracy ±0.25% of full scale
  • Ultimate peak hold (bi-directional)
  • Overload warning
  • Digital LCD display
  • Intuitive keypad
  • Powered by 4 nickel metal hydride rechargeable batteries
  • M5 mounting holes (57mm pitch) for test stand fixing
  • Wide range of gripping fixtures and accessories
  • Ergonomic design for handheld use 


Used hand-held or mounted to a manual or motorized test stand, the BFG Basic Force Gauges series is ideal for a range of mid-specification force measurement applications. Applications include testing of mechanical and electrical components such as switches and relays, measuring the pull-out force of connectors such as crimps and tests on packaging including peel and wine cork pull out testing.


Top-load Testing


Crimp Testing


Switch Testing

Mecmesin's range of testing equipment has been successfully used in a number of different industry sectors including:


If you require further information on how we can help you with your application please contact us with your specification as we have application engineers who can design custom.




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what's included

  • 19mm diameter compression plate
  • 30mm long extension rod
  • Test hook
  • Mains adaptor / battery charger
  • Calibration certificate

Need to have this new Mecmesin 853 BFG Basic Force Gauges calibrated? While this gauge has passed a quality control check, having a calibration certificate for force gauges might be required by your quality control system. Digital Measurement Metrology (owner of is a canadian metrology company with more than 25 years of experience. Our Brampton, Ontario based calibration lab has one of the most comprehensive ISO 17025 accredited calibration scope in Canada.

Do you have an old Mecmesin gauge to be calibrated? We might be able to calibrate Mecmesin force gauges (Mecmesin 853 or a different model) and provide an ISO, NIST traceable calibration certificate. Please contact our metrology lab for more info.

Ordering info

SKUDescription Capacity Resolution AccuracyIn Stock
853-412-V03Mecmesin BFG 200 200N 0.05N 0.25% 0
853-413-V03Mecmesin BFG 500 500N 0.1N 0.25% 0
853-414-V03Mecmesin BFG 1000 1000N 0.2N 0.25% 0

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