Model BGI Universal Force/Torque Gauge - Discontinued/Replaced by M5i

The innovative BGI Universal Force / Torque Gauge is the ultimate in force and torque measurement flexibility. With all the features of the Series BG, coupled with compatibility with a wide selection of interchangeable force and torque sensors, the BGI is a versatile solution for many force and torque testing applications. All sensors are fully interchangeable and do not require additional configuration or calibration.

BGI Specifications

Accuracy: ±0.1% of full scale ±1 digit + sensor
Power: AC or rechargeable battery with Intelligent Power Management System (IPM), a 3-step
system that warns the user via a “LO BAT” indicator and then powers off the gauge.
Battery life: 8-10 hours of continuous use
Selectable units of measurement: lb, kg, g, N, ozin, lbFin, kgFmm, kgFm, Ncm, Nm (depending on sensor)




    Set points
Fully configurable up to 9600 baud. Includes Gauge Control Language (GCL) for full computer control of all functions.

Serial BCD suitable for all Mitutoyo SPC-compatible devices

±1 VCD, ±0.25% of full scale at capacity. + CW, - for CCW.

Three open collector outputs and one input (utilizing Mitutoyo lines)

Three open collector lines (utilizing Mitutoyo lines)

Configurable settings: Analog filters, digital filters, RS-232, outputs selection (other than RS-232), automatic output (RS-232), automatic shutoff, initial (default), averaging mode, calibration
Weight (gauge only): 0.9 lb [0.4 kg]
Environmental requirements: 40° F - 100°F [5°C - 45°C],
Thermal effects: Zero: 0.03% of full scale/°C, Span: 0.01% of full scale/°C for all remote sensors
Housing construction: Aluminum
Warranty: 3 years (see individual statement for further details)


Interchangeable remote force & torque sensors
Data outputs RS-232, Mitutoyo (Digimatic), and analog
outputs. Automatic timed output (RS-232) included.
Set points Programmable high and low force set
points for triggering external devices (ex.
motorized test stand, alarm, etc).
Data averaging Calculates average force over a specified
time (programmable)
External trigger Useful for contact or switch activation
force testing and data capture

Optional Equipment

Output cables Various data output cables are available
Hi / lo limits indicator 11-1022 Set limit conditions for a test - the indicator will display red lights for high and low limits, and a green light to indicate passing.
Overload protection module 11-1042 Protects the remote sensor against overloads during motorized tests, adjustable from 10 - 150% of the sensor’s full capacity. For use with motorized test stands.
Set point cable 09-1090 Stops test stand motion at programmable high and low set points for tension and compression or CW and CCW. For use with motorized test stands.
Test stand mounting kit AC1004 Allows the BGI to be mounted to TS-Series force or torque test stand
Tabletop stand AC1008 Includes gauge mounting screws, and holes for mounting to a workbench. Display angle can be adjusted.