FGV-HXY Manual - Shimpo Instruments

FGV-HXY Digital Force Gauge
Operation Manual
Do not operate or store instrument in the following
locations:
Explosive areas, near water, oil, dust or chemicals; areas where the temperatures can exceed 104°F
(40° C)
Take precaution to not drop the force gauge. Damage
to the sensor may occur.
Do not modify, disassemble or attempt to repair the
unit. Send to the factory for proper repair.
If upon delivery damage to the unit is detected, do not
operate the unit. Notify the shipping carrier immediately to obtain damage claim instructions.
Only measure forces that are in line with the measuring shaft. Do not attempt to take any measurements
(tension or compression) at any angle. Failure to keep
measurements in line will damage the instrument.
High Capacity Digital Force Gauges with 180° reversible display & dual labeled keypad for both push, pull applications.
The Series FGV-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 utilized in a variety of applications such as, incoming quality
inspection, finished goods testing, R&D or almost any portable
or force stand testing requirement.
Models are available in 500 lb or 1000 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.
FGV models possess onboard statistical calculations and provide fast access to maximum, minimum, average and standard
deviation data. Models include the free Toriemon software and
USB cable allowing further data analyis on a PC. The FGVHXY’s 1,000 point memory allows for data exporting in real time
or after testing is complete. In addition, the RS-232C, USB and
analog outputs provide maximum communication flexibility.
Capacity: -500HXY: 500 lb, 250 kg, 2500 N; -1000HXY: 1000
lb, 500 kg, 4448 N
Resolution: 0.1 lb/0.1 kg/1 N
Accuracy: ±0.2% F.S.
Display: Four digit LCD, .47” high (12 mm) with various indicators including tension and low battery indication
(reversible) Minus sign for tension
Average/Peak Mode: Selectable
Display Update: 0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.5, 1 sec
Sampling Rate: 1000 Hz
Overload Capacity: 150% of F.S.
Power: Rechargeable Ni-Cad batteries (included) or AC
adapter/charger (included)
Auto Power Shut-Off: Yes (not active if adapter/charge is
in use)
Battery Charge: 17 hours (when fully charged)
Recharge Time: Approximately 18 hours (when fully discharged)
Temperature Range: 32 - 104°F (0 - 40°C)
Dimensions: 8.43” x 3.23” x 2.25” (214 x 82 x 57 mm)
Product Weight: Approx. 2 lb (900 g) for 500 lb range; 2.65
lb (1.20 kg) for 1000 lb range
Package Weight: Approx. 7.45 lb (3.38 kg) for 500 lb range;
8.25 lb (3.74 kg) for 1000 lb range
Certification: CE, RoHS
Warranty: 2-Year
Included Accessories: AC adapter/charger, carrying case,
2 handles, metric thread to inch adapter and attachments (flat
head, hook, chisel, notched head, cone head, extension rod),
USB cable. Note: software available at www.shimpoinst.com
for free download
Safety Precaution
*Retain this manual for future reference
It is extremely important for safety that all warnings and cautions are observed exactly per this manual.
Warning
Serious injury or possibly even death may result if the gauge is used wrongly
Caution
A serious problem or issue may result if the gauge is used wrongly
Safety Precaution Symbols
Warning
Prohibited
Must follow
Warning
Take precaution to potential flying parts
Do not use damaged or deformed
of test subject upon destruction
hook.
When performing a break or failure test,
flying parts of the test subject may cause
injury. A mask or safety glasses are required
for proper safety
If deformed or damaged in any manner, the
hook could slip and cause damage upon
testing
Caution
W h e n OV R i s d i s p l a y e d ,
an overload condition
has occurred. Reduce the
load immediately. Values
measured during an overload
condition are not accurate.
Do not load above the rated capacity.
The sensor could be damaged if overloaded,
additional loading above capacity could cause severe
damage or an accident
Caution
Please use only supplied AC adapter
Only use 100-230 VAC power voltage.
for charging.
Using power outside this range can cause
If you use a substitute power adaptor, potential
product damage or fire may result
Please plug the AC adapter in firmly.
electric shock or fire
Do not touch the AC adapter with wet
hand.
If loose, short circuit or electric shock may result
There is the possibility of electric shock.
Do not take apart, make alternations
Do not pull the cord to unplug the AC
or attempt to repair the FGV.
adapter.
The cord may be damaged from improper
The warranty will be voided and personal injury
may result
use and a fire hazard may result
Safety Precaution
Caution
Do not use and keep FGV under the
following circumstances.
Do not use AC plug covered with dust.
•Dusty, salinity and iron content environments
•Location which will be gotten water
•Locations which receive direct sunlight •Location which will be gotten oil and chemical
•Corrosive and Flammable gas environment
•Dew condensation place
A potential fire hazard may exist
To clean the FGV do not use a volatile chemical
such as benzene, thinner or alcohol. Only use a
dry soft cloth or a cloth soaked in a mild detergent
that is mixed with water.
Please use the FGV in operating
temperature in range 32 - 104°F
(0 - 40°C).
Accuracy performance degrades overtime. It
is recommended the force gauge be checked
for performance regularly. The frequency of the
checks is dependent on the frequency of use and
loading.
Please operate the force gauge
within operating humidity range;
35-85% RH.
If you use FGV beyond above temperature,
FGV might operate unusual.
If you use the force gauge beyond the above
range, it might produce improper operation.
Caution before use.
Caution
1. Do not press the button with
a sharp-pointed object.
2. Do not load in an axial direction
PEAK
Overload
Bending direction
Twisting direction
ZERO
MEM
UNIT
PEAK
PEAK
ZERO
ZERO
MEM
MEM
UNIT
UNIT
3. Do not drop the force gauge.
The FGV can measure pulling and compression loads, but not loads
in a rotational direction. The FGV is equipped with a limit stopper.
However, this is unable to prevent damage from a heavy impact load
or excessive axial forces.
Do not allow the force
gauge to fall. The sensor
can become damaged
and will no longer be
able to perform properly.
4. Do not use the force gauge in locations where it may get wet.
IT
UN
M
ME
K
O
ZER
PEA
PEA
K
ME
UN
IT
5. Measuring very small loads
UNIT
MEM
PEAK
ZERO
Factory default, the tracking setting
is set to ON. When measuring small
loads, turn the tracking setting to
OFF. Refer to Tracking Section for
further details.
M
ZER
O
This force gauge is not water
proof. Please do not operate
the force gauge in locations
where it may get wet.
INDEX
1. Product Features 4
6.7. Recalling memory data
2. Included Accessories 4
6.7.1. Continuous memory mode
19
3. Product Diagram 5
6.7.1.1. Measuring memory data
3.1. Main unit 5
6.7.1.2. Statistics memory data
19
3.2. Display Outline
20
6
6.7.2. Single memory mode
21
6
6.7.2.1. Measuring memory data
21
3.2.2. Unit display 6
6.7.2.2. Statistics memory data
3.2.3. Peak hold display
6
6.7.3. Standard memory mode
22
19
3.2.1. Numeric display
3.2.4. MAX/MIN display
6
23
6.7.3.1. Measuring memory data
23
6.7.3.2. Statistics memory data
24
4. Before use 7
6.8. Erasing memory data
4.1. Charge 7
6.8.1. Erasing last data point
24
24
4.2. Attaching measuring adapter 7
6.8.2. Erasing all memory data
25
4.3. Attaching hanger 7
6.8.3. No memory data
25
4.4 Attaching of the Handle
7
6.9. USB Communication25
4.5. Tracking 8
4.6. Reverse the display
5. Function setting
8
6.9.1. Feature of ToriemonUSB
25
6.9.2. Download ToriemonUSB
25
6.9.3. Precaution when using USB communication
25
26
9
5.1. Sign: f01 9
7. External Connection
5.2. Display update time: f02
10
7.1. Pin assignment26
5.3. Auto power off: f03 10
7.2. RS-232C output26
5.4. Baud rate of RS232C: f04
10
7.2.1. RS-232C interface
26
5.5. Response Time: f05
11
7.2.2. RS-232C communication command
27
5.6. External output: f06
11
7.2.3. Connection between FGV and PC
28
5.7. Peak signal mode: f07
12
7.3. Analog output28
5.8. Function mode-end 12
7.4. Overload/Comparator output
6. Feature and Operation
12
8. Signal Connector29
6.1. Overview of operation
12
8.1 Pin assignment
29
6.2. Measuring mode13
8.2 Mitutoyo digimatic output
29
6.2.1. Standard measuring mode
13
8.3 Comparator output
29
6.2.2. Peak hold mode
13 8.4 External input signal
30
6.3. Change display unit
13
28
6.4. Tare13
9. Frequently-asked questions31
6.5. Comparator14
9.1. Troubleshooting31
6.5.1. Comparator14
9.2. Technical issue31
6.5.2. Enter Comparator/Memory setting mode
14
6.5.3. Setting HI limit
14
10. Support31
6.5.4. Setting LO limit
15
10.1. Repair and Calibration
6.5.5. Comparator Judgment Display
15
10.2. Warranty31
31
6.5.6. Judgment Signal15
6.6. Memory
6.6.1. Setting memory mode
15-16
11. Dimensions
17
6.6.2. Storing data18
6.6.2.1. Continuous memory mode
18
6.6.2.2. Single memory mode
18
6.6.2.3. Standard memory mode
18
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1.Product Features
• Nickel-hydrogen battery for long time use: 4.1. Charge
• Data can be downloaded to PC with USB: 6.9. USB communication
• 1000 data point memory: 6.6. Memory
• Comparator shows pass or fail. ( I/O output of the result): 6.5. Comparator
• Reverse the display of the measuring value and the unit.: 4.6. Reverse the display
• One touch simple operation for changing the unit N, kg(g), Lb(oz).: 6.3. Change display unit
• Measure peak value (positive or negative): 6.2.2. Peak hold mode
• Display update time is selectable up to 20 times/second.: 6.2.1 Standard measuring mode
• External tare signal, display value hold, PEAK mode changeover feature: 8.4 External input signal
• Available measuring data output with Mitutoyo Digimatic communication: 8.2 Mitutoyo Digimatic output
2.Included Accessories
• Before use, please confirm the following items are included in the carrying case.
1. Main Unit
3. Instruction manual
Digital Force
Gauge
0/50/100
/1/2/5/10/2
FGP-0.2/0.5
4. Measuring adapters
Hook
M10
Flat head
Cone head
Notched head
Chisel
ø24
90°
90°
90°
2. AC adapter
Extension rod L:112(M10)
7. Handle
5. Hanger
6. USB cable (2.0)
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3. Product Diagram
3.1.Main Unit
FGV-500/1000HXY
1) Sensor shaft
2) Display
3) Judgment LED
6) ZERO key
14) Threaded hole
4) PEAK key
8) MEM key
5) UNIT key
7) POWER key
Model number
9) AC adapter port
10) Data output port
13) Hanger attachment bolt
11) USB port
12) Signal port
1
2
3
4
Sensor shaft
Display
Judgment LED
PEAK key
Force bolt (Push/Pull force)
5
UNIT key
• Switch the unit (N; Kg; lb(oz); N)
• It is used to reverse the display.
• Tracking ON/OFF.
• It is used for comparator/memory setting.
6
ZERO key
7
POWER key
8
MEM key
9
10
11
12
13
14
AC adapter port
Data output port
USB port
Signal port
Hanger attachment bolt
Threaded hole
• Tare at standard measuring mode (not display a peak value).
• It is used for function setting.
• Press the ZERO key under the peak hold mode (display the peak value), to clear the peak value. In this case,
• tare does not perform. If you need tare, press the peak key to change into standard measuring mode,
• then press the Zero key.
• It is used for comparator/memory setting.
• Press the POWER and release to turn ON/OFF.
• It is used to reverse the display.
• Tracking ON/OFF.
• It is used for comparator/memory setting.
• Press the MEM key under the standard measuring mode (not display peak value), then measuring
• value is memorized.
• It is used to recall the memory data, and setting High/Low limits.
• It is used for comparator/memory setting.
Supply the electricity through the AC adapter.
Display the load and the unit
Light on the LED as the result of comparator judgment
• Switch the mode (standard measuring mode; +peak hold mode; -peak hold mode)
• Tracking ON/OFF
• It is used for comparator/memory setting
Connect with a PC and a recorder. (RS232C, analog output and so on)
Connect with a PC. (USB)
Signal port for comparator output, input signal and Mitutoyo Digmatic signal
Attach the hanger with this bolt.
Use this threaded hole in order to attach the FGV with a stand.
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3.2.Display Outline
unit
comparator judgement
MAX/MIN
measuring value
peak hold mode
3.2.1.Numeric Display
Display the measuring value with sign and 4 digits numbers. Compression force: plus, Tension force: minus.
(It's available to switch plus/minus with the setting of function (f01)).
Reverse display is available.
3.2.2.Unit Display
Display the units. In case of overload, “OVR” is shown. “PWR” appears to notify that there is 1 minute before power off.
Kilogram
Newton
Gram
Pound
Display of unit
“ ” or “ ” are shown
when comparator
feature is ON.See 5.5.5.
Judgement on LCD.
Kg/g, lb/oz are decided by rating capacity.
HLd
1 Minute before
Overload
power off.
“HLd”is displayed when
HOLD signal is ON.
Reverse display is available.
3.2.3.Peak hold display
Depend on the condition of the force gauge, the following display is shown.
In case of the voltage of
internal nickel hydride
battery decreases, “
LO BAT “ turns on and
off. Please connect AC
adapter to charge the
battery.
During the charge
of battery, “BAT” is
shown. Even if turn the
power off during the
charge, “BAT” will be
displayed.
“PEAK” turns on when
plus peak hold mode,*
“PEAK” turns on when
minus peak hold
mode.*
*Please discern plus peak hold mode and minus peak hold mode with or without “–“.
3.2.4.MAX/MIN display
In case of showing statistical data for memory mode (continuous, single, standard), the following displays are shown.
Plus maximum value
Minus maximum value
Plus minimum value.
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Minus minimum value.
4.Before use
4.1.Charge
Please use AC adaptor supplied with the FGV. An alternate adaptor
could cause damage and fire.
Only charge with
supplied AC adaptor.
1. Please connect the attached AC adapter into the AC adapter
port of the body, and then plug the adaptor into an outlet
• Charge the battery. After charging is complete, the charging automatically stops. •“BAT” will be shown on the LCD display while charging. After
complete the charging, “BAT” will disappear from LCD.
• Charge time: Up to 16 hours at most.
• Operating time: Approx. 8 hours per 1 full charge.
The unit's battery may be depleted upon first use. Plug
attached AC adaptor and charge before you use.
2. The nickel hydride battery is charged automatically when it is
discharged during the usage of AC adapter.
*If you charge the battery frequently, its lifetime will be shortened.
When you use the FGV with AC adapter, you should not insert and
remove the AC adapter often.
3. Measurements may be taken during charging
4. After the battery power has declined, "LoBAT" appears on the
display. Connect the AC charger. If you leave the gauge turned
on while "LoBAT" is displayed, the power will continue to decline and the unit will automatically shut off.
AC adapter port
4.2.Attaching measuring adapter
Please select the measuring adapter depending on the measuring
purpose. Screw the adapter until it stops lightly. Do not screw it
forcibly in order not to give the damage to the sensor.
Do not screw the adaptor
on too tightly as it could
damage the sensor.
PEAK
ZERO
Hook
Flat head
Cone head
Do not use scratched
hook or deformed hook.
Notched head
Chisel
Extension rod
4.3.Attaching hanger
Attach hanger if required. *
Hanger attachment bolt
* Please use a tolerable nail or
winch against the load .
Please take off the attached hanger bolt. Fit the
square hole of hanger into the salient part of the
case, and then tighten the attached hanger bolt.
Hanger
4.4 Attaching of the handle
*Attach handle if required
When testing by hand, to record the most
stable force, it is recommended to use the
attachment handle.
Handle
*Only use the attachment
handle when testing by hand.
Cover for the handle thread
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4.5.Tracking
A load cell strain gauge is used for the FGV force sensing. This type of sensor can alter its output due to changes in temperature.
The tracking feature algorithm can negate this slight change. When measuring very small forces, an error could arise while tracking
is on. It is recommended on light load sensing to turn the tracking function off. To turn the tracking off, hold the PEAK key and UNIT
key simultaneously while the power is off. Next, press and release the POWER key. Then, release the PEAK key and UNIT key after a
value has remained on the screen for 1 second.
Key operation
Display
Turn the power off
ZERO
PEAK
1.
Tracking OFF
Tracking ON
MEM
2.
UNIT
1. Hold down PEAK and UNIT key,
2. Press POWER key.
FGV
Standard measuring mode
Display force gauge model
ZERO
PEAK
MEM
UNIT
Release POWER key only.
Please release the
PEAK key and UNIT key
after the value appears
in the display more than
1 second.
Tracking OFF
Tracking ON
Turn power off, then press POWER key, you can confirm the condition
of the present tracking.
4.6.Reverse the display
In the case you attach FGV with a stand, display of the value and the units can be reversed in order to read the display easily.
Turn POWER off. Press the UNIT key and hold, then press POWER key and release (release UNIT key after the value appears in the
display more than 1 second). Then you can reverse the disply.
Key operation
Turn the power off
PEAK
ZERO
MEM
Display
Standard display
Reverse display
FGV
UNIT
2.
1.
1. Hold down UNIT key
2. Press POWER key.
PEAK
ZERO
Display force gauge model
Standard measuring mode
Standard display
Reverse disply
MEM
UNIT
Release POWER key only.
Please release the
UNIT key after the
value appears in the
display more than 1
second.
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5.Function setting
The following setting items in function mode.
Item
Display sign
Display update time
Auto power off
RS-232C baud rate
Response Time
External output
PEAK signal mode
Unit
f01
f02
f03
f04
f05
f06
f07
Set contents
-0001(minus), 0001 (plus)
1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 20 (times/second)
10 (10 minutes), oFF (not valid)
2400, 4800, 9600, 19200 (bps)
3, 20, 150 (msec)
ovEr, Hi-Lo
nonE, +PEAK, -PEAK
Key operation
Default factory setting
0001
3
10
2400
3
ovEr
nonE
Display
Turn the power off
PEAK
ZERO 1.
MEM
FGV
2.
UNIT
Display force gauge model
Display function mode (f01)
1. Hold down ZERO key,
2. Press POWER key.
PEAK
ZERO
MEM
UNIT
Release POWER key only.
Please release the
ZERO key after the
value has appeared in
the display more than 1
second.
5.1.Sign: f01
The measuring values of the sensor may be set to have a plus or minus sign.
Select the sign by pressing of UNIT key / Press the PEAK key to move ahead.
Key operation
Display
Plus
Minus
PEAK
ZERO
MEM
UNIT
Each time to press UNIT
ZERO
Register all settings, and then move to the standard measuring mode.
PEAK
Reserve the change, and then move to f02.
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5.2.Display update time: f02
It's available to set the display update time for 1 time/second, 2 times/second, 3 times/second, 5 times/second, 10 times/second and
20 times/second. After the setting, the averaging value within display update time is shown every display update time.
Press the UNIT key to choose the display update time (1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 20 (times/second). Press the PEAK key to move ahead.
Key operation
Display
1 time"sec"
PEAK
2 times"sec"
3 times"sec"
ZERO
MEM
UNIT
Press UNIT to cycle
through settings
10 times"sec"
20 times"sec"
5 times"sec"
ZERO
Save current setting and return to the standard measuring mode.
PEAK
Save the change and then move to f03.
5.3.Auto power off: f03
If the gauge is on and there is no activity for 10 minutes*, the unit automatically powers off to conserve battery charge (When
connected with the AC adapter, the Auto Power off function does not work.). “PWR” appears to notify that there is 1 minute
before power off.
Press the UNIT key to switch the auto power off, Press the PEAK key to move ahead
*No activity means there is no key operation, RS-232C communication, USB communication, or no change of measuring value.
Key operation
Display
Auto power off is not available.
Auto power off, 10 min
PEAK
ZERO
MEM
UNIT
Press UNIT to cycle
through settings
ZERO
Save current setting and return to the standard measuring mode.
PEAK
Save the change and then move to f04.
5.4.Baud rate of RS-232C: f04
It's available to set the baud rate of RS-232C.
Press the UNIT key to switch the Baud rate (2400, 4800, 9600, 19200(bps)) * Press PEAK key to move ahead.
Key operation
Display
2400bps
PEAK
4800bps
9600bps
19200bps
ZERO
MEM
UNIT
Press UNIT to cycle
through settings
ZERO
Save current setting and return to the standard measuring mode.
PEAK
Save the change and then move to f05.
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5.5.Response Time: f05
The response time function smooths out the gauge's sampling, and adjustis the sampling period accordingly
The available response times are 3, 20, and 150 msec.
Press UNIT to change the setting, PEAK to save and move to the next function, or ZERO to save and finish.
Key operation
Display
Response time 3msec Response time 20msec Response time 150msec
ZERO
PEAK
MEM
UNIT
Press UNIT to cycle
through settings
ZERO
Save current setting and return to the standard measuring mode.
PEAK
Save the change and then move to f06.
* Filter response time show 90% of step input.
Depend on the filter response, sampling period
and analog output update period is decided.
Input (change of actual load)
Filter response
Sampling period• Analog output update
3msec
20msec
150msec
period
1msec
1msec
6.7msec
Measuring value 90%
90%response time
5.6.External output : f06
It's available to change the external output; RS-232C, USB and Digimatic output.
Press UNIT key to switch the external output. Press PEAK key to save and move to next function.
Key operation
PEAK
ZERO
Display
RS-232C • USB output
Digimatic output
MEM
UNIT
Press UNIT to cycle
through settings
ZERO
Save current setting and return to the standard measuring mode.
PEAK
Save the change and then move to f07.
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5.7 PEAK signal mode: f07
It's available to set PEAK signal mode.
Press the UNIT key to switch the PEAK signal mode. Press PEAK key to go back to f01.
Key operation
Display
Not available PEAK signal
PEAK signal mode: +PEAK
PEAK signal mode: -PEAK
ZERO
PEAK
MEM
UNIT
Press UNIT to cycle
through settings
ZERO
Save current setting and return to the standard measuring mode.
PEAK
Save the change and then move to f01.
5.8.Function mode-end
Press ZERO key to memorize the set value and come back from function mode to standard
measuring mode.
In order to cancel the change of function mode, press POWER key, then turn the POWER off.
6.Feature and Operation
6.1.Overview of operation
1. Basic operation
Key
POWER
ZERO
PEAK
UNIT
MEM
Operation
Turn the POWER ON/OFF
Tare (Peak reset at the PEAK Hold mode)
Standard measuring mode / Plus peak hold mode / Minus peak hold mode
Change the unit
Store the measuring data into memory
2. Special operation
Key
PEAK + UNIT
POWER
Operation
How to operate
Tracking
ON / OFF
Turn POWER off. Press PEAK key and UNIT key simultaneously and hold, then
press and release POWER key (release the PEAK key and UNIT key after the value
appears in the display more than 1 second.)
ZERO +
POWER
Function mode
Turn POWER off. Press ZERO key and hold, then press POWER key and release
(release ZERO key after the value appears in the display more than 1 second).
Function mode;
UNIT: Change the setting content
PEAK: Switch the function
ZERO: Register the setting content
UNIT +
POWER
Reverse display
Turn POWER off. Press UNIT key and hold, then press POWER key and release
(release the UNIT key after the value appears in the display more than 1 second.)
Display memory data
Turn POWER off. Press MEM key and hold, then press POWER key and release
(release MEM key after the value appears in the display more than 1 second.)
Display memory data;
UNIT: Display the statistical data
PEAK: Memory data display end
ZERO: Delete one memory data
Hold ZERO key to delete all data
MEM: Next memory data
Comparator
memory mode setting
Turn POWER off. Press PEAK key and hold, then press POWER key and release.
In this setting;
UNIT : Change sign, number and memory mode
PEAK : Change the setting content
ZERO : Shift the digit
MEM : Register the setting content
MEM +
POWER
PEAK +
POWER
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6.2.Measuring Mode
Standard measuring mode or peak hold modes are available.
6.2.1Standard measuring mode
It's available to measure the compression and tension force. Measuring value appears at all times.
1. Press POWER key and release ( Turn POWER on after release)
2. Press ZERO key to tare.
Displayed measuring value is the averaged out sampling value (every 1 msec*) per display update time.
Display update time of default factory setting is 3 times/second. In order to increase the display response against the change of
measuring value, you may change the set value of display update time.
You can increase this time up to 20 times/second (regarding the change of display update time, please refer to Display Update
Time.)
*Based on the Response Time (f05) setting.
Key operation
Display
Display force gauge model
ZERO
PEAK
Display tracking ON/OFF
Standard measuring mode
FGV
MEM
UNIT
Press and release
6.2.2 Peak hold mode
Peak mode displays teh greatest force in both positive or negative directions. Sampling time is 1ms.*
Press PEAK key to change standard measuring mode, Plus peak hold mode and Minus peak hold mode.
Under the plus peak hold mode, “PEAK” appears.
Under the minus peak hold mode, “PEAK” and “-” (minus) are displayed.
*Based on the Response Time (f05) setting.
Key operation
Display
Standard measuring mode
Plus peak hold mode
Minus peak hold mode
ZERO
PEAK
MEM
UNIT
Each time to press PEAK
Under the plus peak hold mode and minus peak hold mode, press ZERO key to clear the peak value (Tare is not performed).
6.3.Change display unit
To change the display units, just press UNIT and the units will change every time the button is pressed.
N; kg (g); lb (oz); N
6.4.Tare
Press ZERO key to reset the measuring value. Please press the ZERO key before starting the measurement in order not to change the
starting display value because of the own weight or measuring direction or weight of measuring fixture.
Measuring range is from maximum pulling load to maximum compression load. When measuring range is over the limit, “OVR” is
displayed.
Press the ZERO key under the plus peak hold mode or minus peak hold mode. The plus peak value or minus peak value is cleared. In
plus peak hold or minus peak hold modes, the tare cannot be performed even when pressing and releasing the ZERO key.
When turning the POWER on, a tare is automatically performed. If you turn POWER on while getting a load force, the display becomes
"0" and you cannot measure accurate values.
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6.5.Comparator
6.5.1.Comparator
Compare HI / LO limits which you entered. The results appear on the display. In addition, an output signal of the result is available with
the data output port. In order to activate the comparator function, set Hi-Lo at External output (f06) in the function settings. When you
set "ovEr" at the External output (f06), a result will not appear and the output signal does not perform.
6.5.2.Enter Comparator / Memory setting mode
Turn POWER off, press PEAK key and hold, then press POWER key and release (release PEAK key after the value is displayed more
than 1 second).
Key operation
Display
Turn the power off
1. PEAK
FGV
ZERO
Comparator HI limit setting
MEM
2.
UNIT
Display force gauge model
PEAK
1. Hold down PEAK key
2. Press POWER key
PEAK
Comparator LO limit setting
PEAK
PEAK
ZERO
MEM
Memory mode setting
UNIT
Release POWER key only
Please release the
PEAK key after the
value appears in the
display more than 1
second.
There are following setting items for comparator /memory setting mode.
Item
Display
Content of setting
Comparator HI limit
HI
Set the comparator HI limit*
Comparator LO limit
LO
Set the comparator LO limit*
Set the memory mode (single mode, continuous mode, standard mode)
Memory mode setting
MEM
Default factory setting
0
0
Std
When you set “0”at both HI limit and LOW limit, comparater function does not work.
6.5.3.Setting HI limit
1. Press the UNIT key then all 4 digits turn on and off. Press the UNIT key once more, you can chose sign (plus or minus).
2. Choose 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 at 4 - 1 digit (when you prees UNIT key at 9, it turns 0). Press ZERO key to move right one digit.
In this case, chosen number is displayed with unit which is chosen at standard measuring mode. (When you change the
unit at standard measuring mode after the setting of HI limit, the conversion of the unit for HI limit value is not performed.
After the change of the unit, please set the HI limit again.)
3. Press PEAK key, then move to the setting of comparator LO limit
4. Press MEM key, then setting value is registerd and move to standard measuring mode.
5. When you set both HI and LO limit with “0”, comparater function does not work.
NOTICE
You can set the value regardless of rating capacity. In the case you set the value which is out of the
range for rating capacity, comparator function might not work properly.
Key operation
Status
UNIT
Choose sign
Display
Key operation
Status
PEAK
Move to LO limit setting.
MEM
ZERO
Register the setting, then move
to standard measuring mode.
Turn power off without any
Move to next
change.
digit (right)
Press ZERO key
to move right
digit by one digit
When you press ZERO key at first digit, move to 5th digit.
UNIT
Change numeric
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6.5.4.Setting LO limit
1. Press PEAK key during comparator HI limit setting, then move to LO limit setting.
2. Setting way is the same as the comparator HI limit setting.
3. Press MEM key, then setting value is registered, and move to standard measuring mode.
4. When you set HI and LO limit with “0”, comparator function is inactive.
LO limit setting mode
Key operation
State
PEAK
Move to memory mode.
MEM
Register the setting, then move
to standard measuring mode.
Turn power off without any
change.
6.5.5.Comparator Judgment Display
∆
Compare the measured values to comparator HI / LO limit values. Result displays icons ∆
“ ∆ ” means measuring value > HI limit
“ ” means measuring value < LO limit
after the unit.
∆
Relation between judgement and display is as follows.
Data ≤ HI limit
Data > HI limit
Data ≤ HI limit
Data > HI limit
Data ≥ LO limit
Data < LO limit
Data ≥ LO limit
Data <LO limit
Hi-NG OK Lo-NG
Hi-NG OK Lo-NG
Hi-NG OK Lo-NG
Hi-NG OK Lo-NG
In case of N (unit)
LED light on
*In order to activate the display of comparator judgement, you have to set ”Hi-Lo” at function mode ”External output (f06)”.
6.5.6.Judgment Signal
Compare the measured values to comparator HI / LO limit values, then the signal of comparator
judgement will be outputted through the data output port.
Measuring value > HI limit value; Turn on output signal of comparator HI limit.
Measuring value < LO limit value; Turn on output signal of comparator LO limit.
*In order to activate output signal of comparator judgement, please set “Hi-Lo” at function mode ” External output (f06)”.
6.6.Memory
There are 3 modes at memory mode as follows.
Continuous memory
Allows the recording of up to 1000 data points. The recording starts when you push MEM, and stops
when you push MEM. In addition, the following statistics, gathered between that start and stop, are
recorded: positive maximum value, negative maximum value, positive minimum value, negative minimum
value, positive peak value, negative peak value, average value, standard deviation.
Single memory
Allows the recording of up to 100 data points. Every time MEM is pressed, the value shown on the display
is memorized. If the unit is in Standard mode then the current measured value is recorded. In Peak mode,
the unit records the displayed peak value. In addition, the following statistics are recorded: positive
maximum value, negative maximum value, positive minimum value, negative minimum value, average
value, standard deviation.
Standard memory
Allows the recording of up to 50 data points. The recording process is similar to Continuous mode. MEM
starts the recording, and stops the recording. The measured value, when MEM is pushed the second
time, is recorded as a point. The following statistics, gathered between the start and stop, are recorded:
positive maximum value, negative maximum value, positive minimum value, negative minimum value.
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[Definisions of the terms]
Measuring value: Displayed value which is per display update time at standard measuring mode.
Plus maximum value (+MAX): Maximum value at plus side which is measured within memory measuring interval.
Minus maximum value (-MAX): Maximum value at minus side which is measured within memory measuring interval.
Plus minimum value (+MIN): Minimum value at plus side which is measured within memory measuring interval.
Minus minimum value (-MIN): Minimum value at minus side which is measured within memory measuring interval.
Example of +MAX, -MAX, +MIN, -MIN (Continuous memory mode)
[Ex1]
+
+MAX
0
+MIN (0), -MIN (-0)
-MAX
Start memory
-
[Ex2]
Finish memory
+MAX
+
-MAX
-MIN (-0), -MAX (-0)
0
Start memory
-
[Ex3]
Finish memory
+
+MIN (0), +MAX (-0)
0
-MIN
-
Start memory
-MAX
Finish memory
Average value (AVE)
: Average value of measuring value which is measured within memory measuring interval.∑ X i/n
Standard deviation (DEV)
: Standard deviation of measuring value which is measured within memory measuring interval. ∑(Xi-X )2/n
Plus peak value
Minus peak value
: Plus peak value within memory measuring interval (Maximum value within sampling interval 1000 times/secnd).
: Minus peak value within memory measuring interval (Mnimum value within sampling interval 1000 times/
second)
Last measuring value (LST) : Value which is measured in the end of memory measuring interval.
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6.6.1.Setting memory mode
Turn the POWER off. Press PEAK key and hold, then press POWER key. Comparator HI limit setting turns on, then press PEAK key
twice. Memory setting mode turns on.
There are following setting items for comparator • memory setting mode.
Item
Comparator HI limit setting
Comparator LO limit setting
Memory mode setting
Display
HI
LO
MEM
Content
Set comparator HI limit *
Set comparator LO limit *
Set memory mode (Single mode, Continuous mode, Standard mode)
Default factory setting
0
0
Std
* When you set “0” at both HI limit and LO limit, comparator function is inactive.
At memory mode setting, you can set single memory, continuous memory, standard memory.
1. Switch memory mode (SinG (single memory mode), Cont (continuous memory mode), Std (standard memory mode)) by UNIT key.
2. Press PEAK key to move comparator upper limit setting.
3. Press MEM key to register the setting and exit to standard display.
Key Operation
Turn power off
1.
PEAK
ZERO
Display
FGV
Comparator HI limit setting
MEM
UNIT
2.
Display force gauge model
PEAK
1. Hold down PEAK key
2. Press POWER key
Comparator LO limit setting
PEAK
PEAK
PEAK
ZERO
MEM
Memory mode setting
UNIT
Single
memory
Release POWER key only
Please release the
PEAK key after the
value appears in the
display more than 1
second.
UNIT
Continuous
memory
UNIT
UNIT
Standard
memory
MEM
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Register the
setting, and then
move to standard
measuring mode.
6.6.2.Storing data
Store the data at setting memory mode (single memory, continuous memory, standard memory).
6.6.2.1.Continuous memory mode
1. During the standard measuring mode, press MEM key. “M” will blink, unit starts to record. Press MEM key, measurement will cease,
then display of the unit is changed from M into the unit.
2. When the memory reaches the 1000th recorded entry, "FULL" appears on the display. The recording is finished and will move to the
standard measuring mode.
Key operation
Status
MEM
Standard
measuring
mode
Display(""means blinking)
When amount of memory number arrives at 1000
-
MEM
Registering the data
The record is
finished
6.6.2.2.Single memory mode
1. During the standard measuring mode, press MEM key. “M” turns on at the unit display and one data is recorded.
2. If 100 data points are recorded, “FULL” appears for 1 second at the value display and returns to standard measurement mode.
Key operation
Status
MEM
Standard
measuring
mode
Display
When amount of memory number arrives at 100
-
Registering the data
6.6.2.3.Standard memory mode
Press MEM key during standard measuring. “M” blinks at the unit display designating that max., min., and peak values are being
recorded. Press MEM key again to finish measurement. Display of the unit returns to the standard display.
Key operation
Status
MEM
Standard
measuring
mode
-
Registering the data
MEM
Display(""means blinking)
When amount of memory number arrives at 50
The record is
finished
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6.7.Recalling memory data
6.7.1.Continuous memory mode
6.7.1.1.Measuring memory data
1. Turn the POWER off. Press MEM key and hold, then press and release POWER. Release MEM when you see "CNT" on the display.
The unit will alternate between showing the data block number, and the recorded measurement value of that block.
2. Press MEM to review the previous data block recorded.
3. Press UNIT to cycle through the available recorded statistics. In Continuous mode the available statistics are as follows: positive
maximum value, negative maximum value, positive minimum value, negative minimum value, positive peak value, negative peak value,
average value, standard deviation. This is covered in greather detail in the next section.
4. Press PEAK key to output the recorded memory via RS-232C. Refer to section 7 regarding RS232C communication.
Key operation
Display
Turn power off
PEAK
Last memory number
ZERO
MEM
Last memory number-1
MEM
Memory number 1
1.
MEM
2.
UNIT
1. Hold down MEM key
2. Press POWER key
PEAK
MEM
Display one after the other
Display one after the other
Display one
after the other
ZERO
MEM
UNIT
Release POWER key only
Please release the
MEM key after the
value iappears in the
display more than 1
second.
ZERO
Delete the data when last memory data is displayed.
UNIT
Display the statistics memory data.
PEAK
Output the memory data with RS-232C, and then move to standard measuring mode.
Finish display of the memory data. (Turn the power off)
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6.7.1.2.Statistics memory data
1. When in memory mode, UNIT will cycle through the available statistics data.
2. Each press of UNIT will switch between the following items: positive maximum value, negative maximum value, positive minimum
value, negative minimum value, positive peak value negative peak value, average value, standard deviation.
3. Press MEM to exit to the recorded measurement values.
4. Press PEAK key to output the recorded memory via RS-232C. Refer to section 7 regarding RS232C communication.
Key operation
Display
PEAK
ZERO
MEM
1.
2.
UNIT
1. Hold down MEM key
2. Press POWER key
Display one after the other
MEM
UNIT
Display statistical data
Plus Maximum value
PEAK
Memory data
Memory number
Turn power off
UNIT
Minus Maximum value
UNIT
Plus Minimum value
ZERO
MEM
UNIT
Release POWER key only
Please release the
MEM key after the
value appears in the
display more than 1
second.
UNIT
UNIT
UNIT
Standard deviation (Show 2 digits after the decimal point) Minus Minimum value
Average
Plus Peak value
Minus Peak value
UNIT
UNIT
MEM
Return to memory data display.
PEAK
Output the memory data with RS-232C, and then move to standard measuring mode.
Finish display of the memory data. (Turn power off)
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UNIT
6.7.2.Single memory mode
6.7.2.1.Measuring memory data
1. Turn POWER off. Press MEM key and hold, then press and release POWER. Release MEM when you see "Slg" on the display. The
unit will alternate between showing the data block number and the recorded measurement value of that block.
2. Press MEM to review the previous data block recorded.
3. Press UNIT to cycle through the available recorded statistics. In Single mode the available statistics are as follows: positive maximum
value, negative maximum value, positive minimum value, negative minimum value, average value, standard deviation. This is covered
in greater detail in the next section.
4. Press PEAK to output the recorded memory via RS-232C. Refer to section 6.2 regarding RS232C communication.
Key operation
Display
Turn power off
PEAK
ZERO
MEM
1.
Last memory number
MEM
Last memory number-1 MEM
Memory number 1
2.
UNIT
1. Hold down MEM key
2. Press POWER key
Display one after the other
PEAK
Display one after the other
Display one
after the other
ZERO
MEM
UNIT
Release POWER key only
Memory data
MEM
Please release the
MEM key after the
value appears in the
display more than 1
second.
ZERO
Delete the data when last memory data is displayed.
UNIT
Display the statistics memory data.
PEAK
Output the memory data with RS-232C, and then move to standard measuring mode.
Finish display of the memory data. (Turn power off)
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6.7.2.2.Statistics memory data
1. When in memory mode, UNIT will cycle through the available statisics data.
2. Each press of UNIT will switch between the following items: positive maximum value, negative maximum value, positive minimum value,
negative minimum value, average value, standard deviation.
3. Press MEM to exit to the recorded measurement values.
4. Press PEAK key to output the recorded memory via RS-232C. Refer to section 6.2 regarding RS232C communication.
Key operation
Display
PEAK
ZERO
MEM
1.
2.
UNIT
1. Hold down MEM key
2. Press POWER key
Display one after the other
MEM
UNIT
Display statistical data
Plus Maximum value
PEAK
Memory data
Memory number
Turn power off
UNIT
Minus Maximum value
UNIT
Plus Minimum value
ZERO
MEM
UNIT
Release POWER key only
UNIT
Standard deviation
Please release the
MEM key after the
value appears in the
display more than 1
second.
Average
UNIT
Minus Minimum value
UNIT
MEM
Return to memory data display.
PEAK
Output the memory data with RS-232C, and then move to standard measuring mode.
Finish display of the memory data. (Turn power off)
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UNIT
6.7.3.Standard memory mode
6.7.3.1.Measuring memory data
1. Turn the Power off. Press MEM and hold, then press and release POWER. Release MEM when you see "STd" on the display. The unit
will alternate between showing the data block number, and the recorded measurement value of that block.
2. Press MEM to review the previous data block recorded.
3. Press UNIT to cycle through the available recorded statistics. In standard mode, the available statistics are as follows: positive
maximum value, negative maximum value, positive minimum value, negative minimum value. This is covered in a greater detail in the
next section
4. Press PEAK to output the recorded memory via RS-232C. Refer to section 7 regarding RS232C communications.
Key operation
Display
Turn power off
PEAK
ZERO
MEM
1.
Last memory number
Last memory number-1
MEM
Memory number 1
2.
UNIT
1. Hold down MEN key
2. Press POWER key
Display one after
the other
PEAK
Display one
after the other
Display one
after the other
ZERO
MEM
UNIT
Release POWER key only
Last display value
MEM
Please release the
MEN key after the
value appears in the
display more than 1
second.
ZERO
Delete the data when last memory data is displayed.
UNIT
Display the statistics memory data.
PEAK
Output the memory data with RS-232C, and then move to standard measuring mode.
Finish display of the memory data. (Turn power off)
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6.7.3.2.Statistics memory data
1. When in memory mode, UNIT will cycle through the available statistics data.
2. Each press of UNIT will switch between the following items: positive maximum value, negative maximum value, positive minimum
value, negative minimum value, positive peak value, and negative peak value.
3. Press MEM to exit to the recorded measurement values.
4. Press PEAK key to output the recorded memory via RS-232C. Refer to section 7 regarding RS232C communicaiton.
Key operation
Display
Memory data
Memory number
Turn power off
ZERO
PEAK
1.
MEM
Display one after the other
2.
UNIT
1. Hold down MEM key
2. Press POWER key
UNIT
Display statistical data
Plus Maximum value
UNIT
Minus Maximum value
Plus Minimum value
UNIT
ZERO
PEAK
MEM
UNIT
Release POWER key only
UNIT
UNIT
Plus Peak value
Minus Peak value
Please release the
MEM key after the
value appears in the
display more than 1
second.
Minus Minimum value
UNIT
UNIT
MEM
Return to memory data display.
PEAK
Output the memory data with RS-232C, and then move to standard measuring mode.
Finish display of the memory data. (Turn power off)
6.8.Erasing memory data
6.8.1.Erasing last data
1. The last recorded memory block may be erased by pressing ZERO while viewing the last data point.
2. If ZERO is pressed while viewing any other data point, the display will show "Err", and will not delete anything.
Key operation
Display
Turn power off
PEAK
Memory number
ZERO
MEM
1.
Display CLEAR
Final memory number
Final data
UNIT
2.
1. Hold down MEM key
2. Press POWER key
PEAK
Display
one after
the other
ZERO
MEM
ZERO
Display ERROR (about one second)
Not final data
Memory data
UNIT
Release POWER key only
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6.8.2.Erasing all memory data
(1)When last memory data is displayed, all data will be erased if you press ZERO key for at least 5 seconds.
(2)Display switches to standard measuring mode after showing “nonE” for one second at measuring display.
(3)All memory data of current memory mode is erased.
Key operation
Display
Memory number
Turn power off
PEAK
(Push for 5 seconds or more)
ZERO
MEM
ZERO
1.
2.
UNIT
Display
one after
the other
1. Hold down MEM key
2. Press POWER key
PEAK
ZERO
No data
Standard measuring mode
Memory data
MEM
UNIT
Release POWER key only
Please release the
MEM key after the
value appears in the
display more than 1
second.
6.8.3.No memory data
Display shows “nonE” if switching to measuring memory data display mode.
Standard measuring mode
If no data is stored in memory, "nonE" is displayed for one second, the display will go back to the current
measuring mode.
6.9.USB communication
If you connect the force gauge to a PC with the USB cable, you can download data to the PC from the force gauge of the
current values being measured or from data that is stored in memory. See below on how to install the communication software
ToriemonUSB.
6.9.1.Features of ToriemonUSB
You can take measuring data or memory data of force gauge directly into the excel seat by using “Toriemon
USB” which is Excel add-in software. There you can analyze the recorded data or make graphs easily.
*Microsoft Excel is registered as trademark of Microsoft Corporation in U.S.A.
6.9.2.Download ToriemonUSB
Please access our website www.shimpoinst.com and download the software and manual.Please refer to the content of this
instruction manual regarding the installing procedure of Torieom USB, function explanation, and operating procedure.
6.9.3.Precaution when using USB communication
Do not leave USB cable connected for extended period of time. If you leave USB cable connected, battery power tends to
deplete even if the power of force gauge is off. (No problem for using AC adapter)
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7.External Connection
7.1.Pin assignment
1
2
4
3
5
6
8
7
9
10
Pin
HR12 - 10RC - 10SDL made in Hirose is
used for connector.
Signal Name
Number
1
Analog +
2
Analog GND
3
R x D (RS-232C Received data)
Host computer; FGP
4
Digital GND
5
Detection of Connection
6
T x D (RS-232C Transmitted data)
FGP; Host computer
7
Connection disabled *1
8
9
10
Compression overload
/ LO output of comparator *2
Tension overload
/ HI output of comparator*2
Common of overload / comparator
*1 Leave the pin (7) always unconnected.
*2 Switch of overload output/comparator output can be set
by external output setting (f06) of function mode.
RS-232C communication cable: 2 m (Option)
7.2.RS-232C Output
You can operate this equipment from your PC if connecting it by using optional cable for RS-232C.
* Cannot use USB communication and RS-232C communication at the same time.
7.2.1.RS-232C interface
Baud rate*
Length of data bit
Parity bit
Length of stop bit
Flow control
2400, 4800, 9600, 19200 bps
8bit
None
1bit
None
* Please set baud rate according to RS-232C baud rate setting (f04) of function setting.
Default factory settings is 2400 bps. Please use your equipment as the above parameter.
Alphanumeric characters and carriage return (cr) of ASCII code is used for transmitting data.
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7.2.2.RS-232C communication command
•Typical communication command
"cr"means carriage return.
Transmitting
command
from host
computer to
FGP
AAcr
ABcr
ACcr
ADcr
ALcr
AEcr
AFcr
AGcr
AHcr
AKcr
BAcr
BBcr
BB1cr
BB2cr
BB3cr
Content
Tare
Cancel of data transmission
Switch to plus peak hold mode
Switch to standard measuring mode
Switch to minus peak hold mode
Clear the plus/minus peak value to
zero
Switch the unit to kg
Swithc the unit to N
Swithc the unit to lb
Swithc the unit to oz
Transmission request of one measuring
data (measuring valus at present)
Request for continuous transmission of
measuring data (10 times/second)
Request for continuous transmission of
measuring data (20 times/second)
Request for continuous transmission of
measuring data (50 times/second)
Request for continuous transmission of
measuring data (100 times/second)
BCcr
Transmission request of model
BDcr
Transmission request of unit
Transmission request of plus peak
value
Transmission request of minus peak
BFcr
value
In the communication with host computer, when
FGV detect communication error, transmit the error
command.
BEcr
Returning command
from FGV
Explanation
AAcr
ABcr
ACcr
ADcr
ALcr
AEcr
AFcr
AGcr
AHcr
AKcr
BAcr NAoooooocr
BBcr NAoooooocr
BB1cr NAoooooocr
oooooo :
6-digit value including sign, decimal point and 4-digit
number
BB2cr NAoooooocr
BB3cr NAoooooocr
BCcr NEoocr
BDcr NHocr
BEcr NBoooooocr
BFcr NCoooooocr
OBcr
OFcr
OHcr
• Other communication command
Other than those above, a lot of communication commands are prepaired.
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oo : 2-digit number indicating model
OC : FGV - 500HXY
OD : FGV - 1000HXY
o : one-digit number indicating unit
0 : N, 1 : kg, 2 : g, 3 : lb, 4 : oz
oooooo :
6-digit value including sign, decimal point and 4-digit
number
Command format error (mistake command)
Flaming error
Overrun error
7.2.3.Connection between FGV and PC
FGV
Host computer
(Connector for data output port) (D - SUB 9 pin)
1
1
DCD
2
2
RxD
RxD 3
3
TxD
4
Digital GND
Detection of 5
connection
TxD 6
4
DTR
5
GND
6
DSR
7
7
RTS
8
8
CTS
9
9
RI
Please be sure to connect 5pin into 4 pin of digital GND when
making cable for RS-232C on your own. It cannot be transmitted
without this connection.
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7.3.Analog output
Output ±1V for display range.
Output plus voltage when measuring value is plus (when compressing) and minus voltage when measuring value is minus (when
tensioning). Output will be nearly 0 V if you press ZERO key and tare.
The analog output has a default update rate of 1000 times/second. The
Output signal ±1V (±Range which display is possible)
output voltage is linearly scaled so that the current zero point of the
Signal method
12 bit D/A convertor method
gauge corresponds with 0V, and so that 1V corresponds with 100% of the
Output update
1000 times/second *
gauge's reated capacity. This means that the tare function, or any change
in the gauge's zero point, will change the maximum voltage shown before
Load resistance
10 kΩ or more
the gauge is overload.
Output accuracy
±50mV
Red
Black
When using analog cable (option), please plug
the connector side of cable into connector for
data output port of FGV and connect red banana
plug into plus and black banana plug into minus.
+
-
Analog cable (option)
Length; 1.5m
* Depending on the Response Time setting (f05). Refer to Response Time.
Pen recorder
7.4.Overload/Comparator output
Output overload/comparator signal.
Switch of output overload/comparator signal is set by external output setting (f06) function mode.
• I/F Circuit
Compressing overload
Tensioning overload
Common of overload
8pin
9pin
10pin
Maximum allowance voltage DC 30V / current 5mA
Please connect the power and load to avoid going over maximum allowance.
• Overload output
When the overload condition is triggered, the corresponding overload output turns on. This can be used to stop a motorized test stand,
or an alarm to prevent damage from accidental overload.
When compression overload occurs photo-couple 1 (PC1) turns on, and allows current to flow between Pin 8 and 10.
When tension overload occurs photo-couple 2 (PC2) turns on, and allows current to flow between Pin 9 and 10.
If no overload condition exists, PC1 and PC2 should be closed, and will not allow current flow.
Overload occurs at about 120% of the gauge's rated capacity. This includes any weight zeroed during any tare operation.
Comparator Output
When the LO limit is reached photo-couple 1(PC1) turns on, and allows current to flow between pins 8 and 10.
When the HI limit is reached, photo-couple 2(PC2) turns on, and allows current to flow between pins 9 and 10.
Refer to section regarding the activation and setting of comparator limits.
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8. Signal Connector
8.1. Pin assignment
Signal connector
*Please purchase the optional
special cable when using the
signal connector.
Cable for the signal connector
(option)
Pin number
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Signal name
REQ signal
READY signal
CLK signal
DATA signal
Comparator upper limit output
Comparator OK output
Comparator lower limit output
ZERO signal input
HOLD signal input
PEAK signal input
Common for comparator output
GND
8.2. Mitutoyo Digimatic Output
Available to output one measuring data to the device (printer) provided Mitutoyo Digimatic communication.
When the peak or hold mode are ON, just one hold data is outputted.
The device (printer) provided
for Mitutoyo Digimatic
FGV-o :
*In function setting: f06, need to set "dig". And then, start Digimatic communication.
If setting is "Ser", you cannot communicate with Digimatic.
*Please make the connector to meet the device.
8.3 Comparator output
Doing comparator output.
• I/F circuit diagram
Comparator max output
Comparator OK output
Comparator Min output
Common
• Comparator output
When a comparator max output is ON, the photo coupler of PC3 is turned on and current flows.
When a comparator OK output is ON, the photo coupler of PC4 is turned on and current flows.
When a comparator min output is ON, the photo coupler of PC5 is turned on and current flows.
Please refer to "5.5. Comparator" for the details (the setting method of comparator upper
limit and a lower limit, the judgment conditions of a comparator) of a comparator function.
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Digimatic
Comparator
Input signal
8.4 External input signal
By an input signal from the outside, it is possible to perform tare influence (ZERO signal input), the hold of a measurement value (HOLD
signal input) , and the change to a peak operation mode (PEAK signal input) .
• Input circuit
ZERO signal input
8pin
ZERO signal input
9pin
ZERO signal input
GND
10pin
12pin
Signal is ON, DC 3.3V/0.5mA
• Signal input
1. ZERO signal input
Tare and peak reset are performed when ZERO signal
input
pin (8 pin) and GND (12 pin) is changed
from OPEN to CLOSE (ZERO signal is ON).
Tare / Peak reset
CLOSE(ZERO signal ON)
2. HOLD signal input
HOLD signal is ON when HOLD signal input pin (9 pin) and GND (12 pin) is changed from OPEN to CLOSE.
The display number doesn't change while HOLD signal is ON. And "HLd" is shown on the sub display.
When HOLD signal is OFF, the display is back to the measuring mode.
HLd
Hold the display number
Release
HOLD signal is ON.
Release
CLOSE(HOLD signal ON)
3. PEAK signal input
PEAK signal is ON when PEAK signal input pin (10 pin) and GND (12 pin) is changed from OPEN to CLOSE.
While PEAK signal is ON, if the function setting (f07) is +PEAK, the measuring mode is + peak mode. If -PEAK,
the measuring mode is - peak mode. When the PEAK signal is OFF, it's the normal measuring mode.
•f07 setting :“+PEAK”
•f07 setting :“-PEAK”
PEAK signal is OFF.
Normal measuring
mode
+PEAK mode
-PEAK mode
Normal measuring
mode
CLOSE(PEAK signal ON)
PEAK signal is ON.
* If the function setting (f07) is "nonE", PEAK signal is no effect. Cannot switch the measuring mode by using PEAK signal.
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9.Frequently – asked questions
9.1.Troubleshooting
Questions
Cause
When turning on power, “OVR” is It is possible that internal
displayed even if not applying
loadcell is broken.
load and cannot be cleared by
pushing
ZERO key.
Low bat displays even after the
Voltage of battery is low.
unit was charged for more than
one day.
It doesn't display anything even if Battery is weak.
pressing POWER Key.
“BAT” isn't displayed on
LCD even if charging up.
The value becomes “0”
automatically when measuring
small value near 0.
You can use tracking to
prevent the fluctuation of
the measuring value near
“0”.
Value changes if you change the This is not breakdown.
direction of force gauge.
This equipment is
measuring the empty
weight of sensor
on its own.
Although I downloaded
“Toriemon”, it doesn't work even if
connecting
force gauge.
Presumable reason
Unit was dropped or
overloaded.
Procedure
Contact a dealer for repair
• End of battery life
• Breakdown of battery
• Breakdown of charging
Voltage of battery is lower.
• Breakdown of battery
• Breakdown of internal
circuit
• Breakdown of AC adapter
Tracking is on.
Contact a dealer for repair
Please charge a battery.
Contact a dealer for repair.
Please set tracking off.
(Refer to“4.5.Tracking”)
Sensor or tools can add
weight
Push ZERO key after
setting the direction to
measure and clear the
measuring value.
Since “Toriemon” is
software for RS-232C
transmission,it doesn't
respond to USB
transmission.
Please download
“Toriemon USB” and use it.
9.2.Technical issue
Questions
Explanation
Reference
How long does rechargeable Enable to use 500 times or more by
Please charge battery after discharging
battery
complete electric discharge. It depends electricity until “LO BAT” is displayed at
(Nickel hydride battery) last?
on the status of use.
LCD.
Why are there various rating
capacities?
The value is more accurate when
measuring near rating as much as
possible.
Why does measuring data show Although there are many reasons, the
variations?
measuring value is affected by vibration if
operated by hand.
How does biased loading affect Although it depends on the angle, you
accuracy?
cannot measure accurate value with
biased loading.
How do you handle ISO cariblation Measure the load value with certified
?
weights.
Please tell easy test methods Please hang the weight which is clear.
which user can.
Can user exchange battery?
User cannot exchange battery.
Do you have CAD data?
Is it possible to use in water?
Yes.
No. It is not waterproof structure.
It is ideal to use this equipment with 50%
rating or more.
Fluctuation will be reduced when using
handle or stand.
Weight with traceability is necessary.
Ask our dealers to assist you with battery
replacement.
Please contact our dealer.
Please pay attention not to pour water.
10.Support
10.1.Repair and Calibration
We recommend calibrating regularly for keeping up the accuracy of force gauge. Nidec-Shimpo provides calibration services. Contact
for details.
10.2.Warranty
Nidec-Shimpo Corp. warrants, to the original purchaser of new products only, that this product shall be free from defects in
workmanship and materials under normal use and proper maintenance for two years from the date of original purchase.
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11.Dimensions
APPROVED
UNITS
Toshi
CHECKED
MO
TITLE
mm
SCALE
1:1
DRAWN
High Load Force Gauge
Attachment Drawing (M10)
MODEL
FGC-H, FGV-H, FGN-H, FGE-H
YS
ORIGINAL DRAWING NO.
DATE
04/24/2017
DRAWING NO.
Itasca, IL 60143, USA Tel: (630)924-7138
1000 lb. Hook
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EJ350280
BGBM068
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