Category: Force Calibration Tips

Load Cell Measurement Error - If a load cell is to be used to make descending measurements, it must be calibrated with a descending range

Load Cell Measurement Error - If a load cell is to be used to make descending measurements, it must be calibrated with a descending range   Note:  In the above graph the Blue Line represents the descending curve showing high load cell measurement error when compared to the ascending curve. The difference in output on […]

Load Cell Transitioning from one mode to another. Does it make a difference?

Load Cell Transitioning from one mode to another. Does it make a difference? This post will examine the effects of Load Cell Transitioning by calibrating the load cell in compression by switching to tension and then back to compression, versus calibrating in tension first and then compression.  We will determine if there is a statistical […]

Load Cell Measurement Error - What you need to know about having a load cell calibrated with 2 ranges

What you need to know about having a load cell calibrated with 2 ranges Load cell calibrated with 2 ranges has a common error that can be referred to as Molecule Excitement Decline  might explain why the use of a low range calibration on a reference standard can lead to additional errors.  This post will […]

Good Force Measurement Practice - Load Cell with a Flat Base

Good Force Measurement Practice - Load Cell with a Flat Base A Load Cell with a Flat Base A Load Cell with a Flat Base can be crucial to obtaining great calibration results with load cells. The error is associated with installing a nonflat base on a multi-column cell.   Below is the actual test […]

Tension Link Good Measurement Practice to Minimize Errors

Tension Links: Are your measurements accurate? You are out in the field with a tension link, load link, or some type of digital dynamometer to use for a weighing application. You need pins to engage into the unit. What can you use? Slings? Maybe one size pin with one diameter on one end and another […]

Force Measurement Error - Thread Loading In Compression

Force Measurement Error - Thread Loading In Compression 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 calibration, the alignment […]

Tips from the Cal Lab – 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 Government pass something in 1988? Oh […]

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. Bolting a Load Cell Thread Class and Torque Applied • Morehouse recommends bolting a load cell to a base before sending […]

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