Morehouse Newsletter Issue 8 (Q4 2016)

October 01, 2016

Features: New Calibration Certificates and QR Codes; Top 3 ASTM E74 Calibration Mistakes; Upcoming Events – Announcements and Dates

Morehouse Newsletter Issue 7 (Q3 2016)

July 01, 2016

Features: Designing Force Adapters for Calibration; Quick Change Tension Adapters for Calibrating Machines; Upcoming Events – Announcements and Dates; Meet Our Staff - James Wagner, Chief Engineer

Morehouse Newsletter Issue 6 (Q2 2016)

April 01, 2016

Features: 2-Bar Versus 3-Bar Universal Calibrating Machines; ASTM E74 Calibration – Simplified step-by-step instructions; Upcoming Events – Announcements and Dates

Morehouse Newsletter Issue 5 (Q1 2016)

January 01, 2016

Features: Tips from the Cal Lab - SPC – Statistical Process Control in the lab; Good Measurement Practice – Keep your system in control with a 5 in 1 solution; Calibration Intervals – by Phil Smith; Upcoming Events – Announcements and Dates

Morehouse Newsletter Issue 4 (Q4 2015)

October 01, 2015

Features: Load Cell Troubleshooting – Morehouse 7 Step Load Cell Troubleshooting Guide; Potential Measurement Error – Tension Links; Meet the Morehouse Staff – Barry Cook (Lab); Training Workshop – Announcements and Dates

Morehouse Newsletter Issue 3 (Q3 2015)

July 01, 2015

Features: Lean Tips – Setup Reduction; Potential Measurement Error – Unbolting Load Cells May Not Product Repeatable Results; Meet the Morehouse Staff – William Lane (Design Engineer); “Specifying Accredited Services” – Column by Phil Smith

Morehouse Newsletter Issue 2 (Q2 2015)

April 01, 2015

Features: Lean Tips - 5S or 6S; Potential Measurement Error - 4 wire versus 6 wire; Meet the Morehouse Staff - Brian Ruppert (Machine Shop Supervisor); "Single Measurement Bliss" - Column by Dilip Shah discussing the problems with a single measurement

Morehouse Newsletter Issue 1 (Q1 2015)

January 01, 2015

Features: Tips from the calibration lab - Point of Use to Save Time; Potential Measurement Error - Loading Through Bottom Threads in Compression; History of Morehouse - A detailed history from the 1920's through 2015; Oops! I severed my Cable Again - An article about switching cables

The Design, Development and Commissioning of a 2kNm Torque Standard Machine

February 08, 2017

This paper describes NPL’s 2 kN·m torque machine — Now at Morehouse Instrument Company — a lever deadweight machine with a vertical torque axis and an uncertainty of ±0.002 %. Despite the greater difficulty in applying torques to a vertically mounted transducer, this design was selected as it enables a symmetric “pure” torque to be applied. In addition, this design provides adaptability, enabling comparisons with the application of asymmetric torque and “on-thefly” torque calibrations to be studied.

Uncertainty propagation for force calibration systems, or how to put together a force CMC.

February 06, 2017

Having troubles understanding measurement uncertainty and how to put together a budget? This paper examines all of the components required to put together a full calibration and measurement capability (CMC) reviewed by Accreditation Bodies for your scope. This is a guide to calculating force measurement uncertainties.

What is measurement risk?

February 06, 2017

Measurement decision risk as probability that an incorrect decision will result from a measurement. Are you telling your customers an instrument passes without considering measurement uncertainty? If taken to court, are your measurement defensible? This paper examines the proper way to make statements of compliance.

Analyzing the effects of ignoring the trailing zero in calibrations

February 06, 2017

Article written by Henry Zumbrun for Cal lab Magazine.

Molecule Excitement Decline

February 06, 2017

What you need to know about dual range calibrations. Article from Test Magazine May 2016 issue.

Metrology and the consequences of bad measurement decisions-

February 06, 2017

Article from test magazine (http://www.testmagazine.biz/) byScott Mimbs - We feel anyone in design or calibration should read this!

Potential Measurement Errors in Force Calibrations

February 06, 2017

Article in test magazine from Oct-Nov 2015 issue.

Measuring Torque

February 06, 2017

Article published in Quality Digest written by Henry Zumbrun (Morehouse Instrument Company).

May the Force Be With You

February 06, 2017

Recommended steps for calibrating instruments in accordance with ASTM E74-13a. Published in Quality Digest Online in July 2016

3 Rules to Lesson Your Measurement Risk

February 14, 2017 12:00:00

The right requirements, equipment, and requirements are essential to lowering your measurement risk. This blog explains all three requirements in great detail.

Measurement Risk - What you need to know about your calibration provider. You may not be getting what you really need!

January 31, 2017 12:00:00

Have you ever heard the term measurement risk? It is a real term that may make the difference from a $ 500 loss to hundreds of thousands, or hundreds of millions in losses. When things work, no one really thinks about risk, when they do not, everyone is to blame. This article examines what measurement risk is and why you should care about it.

Does resolution need be in an uncertainty budget?

January 24, 2017 12:00:00

There’s a question I’ve heard asked more often than it should be: "How should I treat measurement uncertainty contributed by the resolution of a device?"

The proper way to express torque units is lbf·ft or N·m.

January 01, 2017 12:00:00

New Years Resolution #1. We will make an effort to educate the masses on the proper way to express torque units.

Confidence in Your Results Starts with Morehouse Accurate Load Cell Calibration Service

December 31, 2016 12:00:00

We guarantee an exceptional customer experience, and will not compromise when it comes to providing you with the best possible calibration service. Discover the benefits of using a results oriented calibration provider by calling Morehouse today.

Recommendations for Specifying ASTM E74 Calibration Services

December 20, 2016 12:00:00

This document is intended to help properly specify what you may need for ISO/IEC 17025 accredited ASTM E74 calibrations to ensure you are getting exactly what you need

Calibration Intervals - When is it time to recalibrate?

December 12, 2016 12:00:00

Since I became involved in the calibration industry in 1972, calibration interval has been a common topic of interest and confusion. I was asked to write an article for the newsletter & blog, and after some thought, I determined there was no need. Many people have published excellent content on the subject:

The 3 Key Changes to ISO 9001 Compliance and What this Means for Force and Torque Instrumentation

December 01, 2016 12:00:00

The 3 Key Changes to ISO 9001 Compliance and What this Means for Force and Torque Instrumentation

Top 5 Common Force Measurement Errors

November 07, 2016 12:00:00

At Morehouse we strive to replicate the loading conditions a customer may be using. Some other labs, may not follow this process and the additional measurement uncertainty from not replicating use, may create significant error source. Below are the top 5 common force measurement errors that may invalidate the calibration results.

Top 3 ASTM E74 Load Cell Calibrations Mistakes

November 01, 2016 12:00:00

We are writing this post to clear some common ASTM E74 misconceptions. We have written two early blogs on the ASTM E74 standard ASTM E74 Simplified, Calculating CMC using ASTM E74 standard and have a slide share presentation detailing the ASTM E74 standard.