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Shipping Measurement and Test Equipment (MT&E) For Shipment (3 Potential Outcomes)

Shipping Measurement and Test Equipment (MT&E) For Shipment Shipping Measurement and Test Equipment Packing Specialist The word improper is defined as unsuitable for a certain use or occasion. Improper packing is often the leading cause of damage occurring during shipment. Investing in the proper shipping containers and proper training for those packing equipment should be […]

Excellent Force and Uncertainty Training

Excellent Force and Uncertainty Training - Applied Fundamentals of Force Calibration FORCE AND UNCERTAINTY TRAINING COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will cover applied force calibration techniques and will include live demonstrations using secondary standards to exhibit potential errors made in everyday force measurements. The measurement errors demonstrated and discussed will include errors associated with improper alignment, use […]

Why Force Measurements Matter - Force Transducer Testing and NASCAR

Why Force Measurements Matter - Force Transducer Testing and NASCAR Why Force Measurements Matter - Photo Courtesy of Associated Press Austin Dillon went cascading into the catch fence at Daytona Speedway on the early morning of July 6th, 2015. Was he thinking of all the testing his NASCAR Sprint Cup car goes through? Absolutely not! […]

Important Force Measurement Error - Thread Loading In Compression (Difference Between 2 Methods)

Important Force Measurement Error - Thread Loading In Compression - Intro It is important to remember that not all calibration laboratories provide the same type of calibration service.  For load cells calibrated in compression, there may be a noticeable difference in output.  The output is dependent on the calibration fixtures used at the time of […]

ASTM E74 Primary, Secondary and Working Standards Explained

Primary Force Standards (As Defined per ASTM E74) Morehouse Deadweight Machine ASTM E74 Standard Practice of Calibration of Force-Measuring Instruments for Verifying the Force Indication of Testing Machines (section 3.1.2) defines a primary force standard as a deadweight force applied directly without intervening mechanisms such as levers, hydraulic multipliers, or the like, whose mass has […]

Tips from the Cal Lab – Point of Use to Save Time

Point of Use to Save Time Morehouse 10 MN UCM Have you ever noticed a technician running around your facility asking, “Does anyone have a 5/32-inch Allen wrench?” Well, if you are reading this and you are not in the United States, Liberia, or Burma, the 5/32-inch may not make much sense. Didn’t the US […]

Single Measurement Bliss (Only 1 Measurement)

Morehouse is proud to present Single Measurement Bliss! by Dilip Shah When you make the first measurement, everything looks fine. It is when you make a second, repeated measurement and it is different from the first measurement that doubt begins to arise. Which one is the correct measurement? Then, you take a third measurement, and […]

Unbolting Load Cells May Not Produce Repeatable Calibration Results

Unbolting Load Cells May Not Produce Repeatable Calibration Results Unbolting Load Cells might be common practice, though the errors associated with this practice can be quite high. This article discusses ways to minimize these errors regarding unbolting load cells. Bolting a Load Cell Thread Class and Torque Applied • Morehouse recommends bolting a load cell to […]

How to Convert Weights to Force Standards

How to Convert Weights to Force Standards The mass of a body relates to the amount of material it contains. Forces are defined by Newton's second law of motion as expressed in the equation: F = ma Since it is impractical to make an accurate determination of force directly from this equation - at least as a […]
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