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Torque Calibration: Why Torque Control is Important

At Morehouse we teach torque classes, give webinars on torque, and perform torque calibrations on reference standards. We strive to create a safer world by helping companies improve their force and torque measurements. However, we are not immune to the safety hazards that can result from improper torque control. Below is a picture of what […]

Calibrate your Tuffaloy Weld Force Gauge for Quality Spot Welding

A weld force gauge accurately measures the actual weld force at the weld. It is important to calibrate these instruments because a weld force that is too low or too high will cause problems such as cracking, indentation, expulsion, and low weld strength. Most spot welding equipment does not monitor force, which is essential to […]

4 Steps to Reduce Beginning and Ending Zeros

At Morehouse, we generate calibration reports that follow the ASTM E74 standard. When customers try to replicate the data, they often ask how we reduced the zeros from the raw data. This blog explains Method A and Method B zero reduction per ASTM E74. Morehouse recommends Method B, which reduces both the beginning and ending […]

Force Calibration eBook

Morehouse is excited to announce our new eBook, Force Calibration for Technicians and Quality Managers: Top Conditions, Methods, and Systems that Impact Force Calibration Results, written by Henry Zumbrun. Since force calibration is mechanical in nature, there are many factors to consider. This eBook introduces basic topics of force calibration, the methods and instruments used, […]

Force Calibration Accuracy

At Morehouse we are frequently asked about Accuracy, with a question such as “What is the accuracy of this system you offer for sale?” At first glance it should be an easy question to answer and, indeed, we could simply give a glib answer of “our system is accurate to 0.005 % of full scale.” […]

Force Calibration Lead Time Problems and 4 Ways you can Avoid them

We all deal with scheduling force calibration a little bit differently, and most of us struggle when our equipment is out for calibration. Imagine this scenario. The company we send our equipment to promises a turnaround time to meet our schedule. That date slips, we are not notified, and we start to feel like we […]

Load Cell Calibration Basics

What is load cell calibration and why is it important? What are the best methods and instruments to use? What industry standards or best practices should I follow? If you are new to force calibration or metrology, the information can be overwhelming. Since force calibration is mechanical in nature, there are many factors to consider. […]

Force Measurement Glossary of Terms

In the previous Back-to-Basics blog, I covered Load Cell Indicator Basics. This last blog for beginners contains a glossary of common terms in force measurement. This is a basic list of terms, and some have not been covered. It is important to post these for reference because most of these terms are used in speaking […]

Load Cell Indicator Basics

In the last Back-to-Basics blog, I covered Load Cell Troubleshooting. As I continue to cover basic concepts for beginners, this blog covers the basics of a load cell indicator. Morehouse High Accuracy Digital Indicator (HADI) When force is exerted on a load cell, the mechanical energy is converted into equivalent electrical signals. The load cell […]

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