FB200 / 40lbF x 0.01lbF
Force / FB THOR - Precision

40lbF x 0.01lbF

200N x 0.05N

SKU: FB200
Features and Functions











Quick Overview

The FB series ranges in capacity from 1lbF (5N) with a resolution of 0.0002lbF (0.001N) to 10,000 lbF (50kN) with a resolution of 2lbF (10N). The FB is an affordable fully configurable force gauge designed for a wide range of tension and compression applications. No complicated configuration or setup, the force gauge is intuitive and easy to use with logically arranged user menus which allow for out-of-the-box use. The unit includes all essential force measuring modes such as Peak, Multi Peak, and Standard (Real Time). Easy-to-use Pass / Fail threshold settings makes the FB ideal for quality control applications. USB, RS232, and microSD allow for easy PC connectivity and measurement data management. The FB series is equipped with four powerful and easily removable batteries which keep the force gauge charged up to 32 hours. The force gauge is overload protected up to 200% at full scale, and equipped with a used-capacity-indicator which shows the amount of capacity used during force measurements.

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Removable MicroSD Memory

Every Torbal force gauge is equipped with a MicroSD expansion slot which increases available memory via the insertion of a MicroSD card. All data results and measurements are saved directly to the SD card in a “.txt” format. Stored data can be seamlessly transferred to your PC by simply removing the SD card form the force gauge, and inserting it to your Desktop or Laptop.

USB and RS232 Interface

The force gauge can be easily connected to a computer via the USB port, which is standard on all Torbal force gauges. Data can be transferred directly to the PC, and measurements can be recorded and analyzed in real time with the TORBAL FM software.

Auto-Rotate Display

The display automatically adjusts to the orientation of the force gauge. The need for disassembling the force gauge and manually rotating the display panel is completely eliminated. The screen flips as soon as the vertical direction of the force gauge changes.

Stats and Analytics

Each application mode of the force gauge includes a statistical analysis of recorded samples and force peaks. Statistics include total number of samples, max, min, average, standard deviation and more. Calculations can be analyzed on the force gauge and saved to a MicroSD card, or transferred to a computer for further interpretation.

Ergonomic Design

The Torbal force gauge was engineered specifically for on-the-go applications and field testing. The design of the gauge allows it to be easily maneuvered with one hand while comfortably operating the keypad. The device is extremely rugged and can withstand continuous testing in the most demanding applications.

200% Overload Protected

Torbal force gauges are overload protected up to 200% at full scale. Every force gauge includes a used capacity indicator which shows the amount of the capacity used during force measurements. It allows the user to avoid exceeding the maximum capacity of the force gauge. The indicator is particularly useful when maxing out the force gauge capacity with heavy loads.

Intuitive Keypad

Main keys and buttons of the force gauge are arranged in a circular pattern and are easily reached with your thumb while holding the force gauge in the same hand. Adequate number of keys create a more intuitive keypad, and guarantee a long operating life of the unit.

Onscreen Graph and Histogram

Peaks and samples are displayed on an X, Y graph or as a histogram. The graph displays recorded peaks and can be scrolled to view recorded measurements during the test. The histogram shows the number of samples taken at different intervals of force.


Data Manager

The data manager feature allows to quickly review and retrieve saved measurements. The feature organizes data into individual function folders with unique “.txt” file names. File names can be assigned with a unique alphanumeric name or identifier, which are organized chronologically.

Automatic Data Save and Storing

Every gauge is equipped with an auto-save feature which automatically saves results and statistical analysis of the measurements to the MicroSD memory card. When enabled, the gauge will save results at the end of each measurement. Each result set is assigned with a unique file name.

Adjustable Sampling Speed

The gauge can be set to measure force at a desired speed. A slower rate increases the sampling time. A faster measuring speed allows the gauge to sample more frequently and capture more results in shorter period of time, which increases the testing precision and accuracy.

Configurable Receipt Printing

The gauge can send results directly to a printer as well as third party software such as MS Excel or notepad. The printed information can be configured to include the date, time, measurement name, user ID, signature line, and a series of customized notes.

Software Application

The TORBAL FM software application further enhances, and expands the functionality of our gauges. The software captures and displays data measurement in real time. Results are plotted on an X, Y axis graph for a fast and easy analysis. Data can be captured directly into specified files or exported to your default spreadsheet software such as MS Excel. In addition, the software performs statistical calculations, allows to set sampling time intervals, and much more.

Graphical LCD Display with Backlight

Torbal gauges are equipped with a graphical LCD display which allows results to be clearly visible from a distance and in low light environments. The backlight can be configured with 4 different ON / OFF settings to fit the user’s preference based on gauge usability.

Sealed Front Panel

All Torbal gauges have sealed front panels to protect the keys and display from accidental spills and dust. The front panel membrane is made from the highest quality polycarbonate material.

Modes & Applications

Peak Mode

The peak mode automatically detects the maximum force measured during a test. The feature pinpoints the exact force applied to an object before it gives or breaks under pressure. The application can be configured to detect force automatically or manually. The gauge automatically records a detected peak, stores it in memory, and zeros the force gauge for the next measurement. The Peak Mode is equipped with Trigger and Peak Sensitivity Detection settings that allow for greater control while taking measurements. The application provides statistical analysis of detected peaks, as well as an onscreen chart and histogram of taken measurements.

Multi-Peak Mode

The Multi-Peak mode records multiple peaks detected during a user specified time frame. The feature detects unlimited number of peak in a measured sequence. Setting such as Time Delay, Trigger, and Peak Sensitivity Detection enhance the functionally of the application by providing added control and flexibility in peak measurement detection. The Multi-Peak mode is particularly useful when measuring force of objects that do not instantly give or break under pressure, such as fabrics, soft plastics, or flexible materials.

Fill Meter

All Torbal® gauges are equipped with a filling meter indicator which can be activated in combination with any mode of the force gauge. The fill meter is a digital non-liner pie meter which has greatly increased sensitivity at the set capacity cutoff point. The feature allows to set a custom cut off point that is suitable to the application. This unique feature helps to avoid exceeding the maximum capacity of the gauge and assists in taking precise force measurements.

Standard Mode

The standard mode offers utmost flexibility when using the force or torque gauge manually, in a test stand, or while connected to a PC. Force measurements can be captured manually with a press of the start button, or automatically over a specified time frame. The mode is equipped with Time Delay, Trigger, and Threshold features.

Pass / Fail Programmable Thresholds Monitoring

Programmable threshold limits are available in all force and tirque gauge modes. The feature allows to set minimum, maximum, and target values that are monitored by the gauge. When the threshold parameter is exceeded, MIN, MAX, and OK indicators appear on the display. Each indicator can be set to sound a single or a continuous alarm. Threshold values are also used to determine if the force applied during tests can produce consistent results that stay within the set parameters.

Peak Sensitivity Detection

Peak and Multi-Peak modes are equipped with a sensitivity detection feature which allows to disregard unwanted peak measurements that may be caused by shakes or vibration. The peak sensitivity detection feature allows peak detection modes to be fine-tuned for a specific application.

In the Box

microSD Card

Premium SDHC Class 4 microSD memory card


Five chrome-plated precision attachments: Hook, Chisel Point, Flat Head, V grove, Cone Point

Shaft Extension

Chrome plated, heavy duty 3.5” shaft extension. Compatible with included tips and attachments

Rechargeable Batteries

Four AA format removable and rechargeable premium quality Ni-MH 2700mAh batteries

RS232 Cable

36” long DB9 female RS232 cable for PC Connectivity


MODELS FB5 FB10 FB20 FB50 FB200 FB500
Capacity (Max) 1lbF | 5N 2lbF | 10N 4lbF | 20N 10lbF | 50N 40lbF | 200N 100lbF | 500N
Resolution 0.0002lbF | 0.001N 0.0005lbF | 0.002N 0.001lbF | 0.005N 0.002lbF | 0.01N 0.01lbF | 0.05N 0.02lbF | 0.1N
Sampling Rate 80Hz
Accuracy ±0.2% Full Scale
Overload 200% Full Scale (Display Limit: 110%)
Interface USB (B Type), RS232, microSD (SDHC Class 4)
Operating Temperature 14°F to 104°F | -10 to 40°C | Humidity: Up to 80 % Max.
Measuring Units N, kgF, lbF, ozF,lb, oz, kg
Rechargeable Batteries 4 x Ni-MH 2700mAh
Battery Operating Time 32h (LCD Backlight OFF) | 27h (LCD Backlight ON)
Power Supply 12V, 1.2A
Shaft Size 0.43” | 11mm (thread M6x8mm)
Dimensions 8.46” x 3.93” x 1.57” | 215mm x 100mm x 40mm
Unit Weight 1.2lb (560g)
Warranty 24 Months
MODELS FB1k FB2k FB5k FB10k FB20k FB50k
Capacity (Max) 200lbf | 1kN 400lbf | 2kN 1,000lbf | 5kN 2,000lbf | 10kN 4,000lbf | 20kN 10,000lbf | 50 kN
Resolution 0.05lbf | 0.2N 0.1lbf | 0.5 N 0.2lbf | 1N 0.5lbf | 2N 1lbf | 5N 2lbf | 10N
Sampling Rate 80Hz
Accuracy ±0.2% Full Scale
Overload 200% Full Scale (Display Limit: 110%)
Interface USB (B Type), RS232, microSD (SDHC Class 4)
Operating Temperature 14°F to 104°F | -10 to 40°C | Humidity: Up to 80 % Max.
Measuring Units N, kgF, lbF, ozF,lb, oz, kg
Rechargeable Batteries 4 x Ni-MH 2700mAh
Battery Operating Time 32h (LCD Backlight OFF) | 27h (LCD Backlight ON)
Power Supply 12V, 1.2A
Sensor Cable Length 9.5ft
Indicator Dimensions 8.46” x 3.93” x 1.57” | 215mm x 100mm x 40mm (not including load-cell
Indicator Weight 1lb (415g) not including load-cell
Warranty 24 Months