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. This guidance document provides a basic understanding of force calibration, the methods and instruments used, industry standards, and best practices.
This force calibration guidance for Technicians and Quality Managers covers more advanced force calibration topics including loading conditions, adapters, verification of the adjustments, indicators, measurement uncertainty, selecting the right calibration method.
Morehouse technicians have seen many different load cell issues and have lots of experience identifying and fixing the problems. With this experience, we developed a 7 Step Process for Troubleshooting a Load Cell, which will reduce the hours wasted troubleshooting a nonworking load cell to diagnose the problem.
Force-measuring instruments are susceptible to errors from improper adapters, misalignment, and not exercising the instrument to full capacity. This document provides guidance for replicating how the force-measuring instrument is used, keeping the line of force free from eccentric error, and overcoming safety concerns with old adapters.
This document provides guidelines for identifying all significant contributions to measurement uncertainty in the calibration of force-measuring instruments. It serves as a means for laboratories to be compliant with A2LA R205 – Specific Requirements: Calibration Laboratory Accreditation Program.
This document identifies all significant contributions to measurement uncertainty when using a Morehouse calibrating machine. It describes what is needed to achieve a measurement uncertainty of better than 0.02 % of the applied force.
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