Force Safety Guide when Using Force Measuring Equipment in Various Applications
Our force safety guide will help avoid situations that may cause personal injury or equipment damage when using Load Cells, Proving Rings, Force Gauges, and other instruments to which forces are applied; this post was created. Our goal is to help anyone making force measurements be safe and keep their equipment functioning properly. These are common mistakes; several more are not covered in this post. In the future, we hope to continue this series of posts for both force and torque measurement safety tips.
When loading through a steel ball, the instrument should have a conical ball seat of the recommended size (see Figure 2 below), for the ball being used and the opposing surface should have a similar ball seat. Alternately, a soft steel pad of sufficient size and thickness may be used in place of a ball seat on the opposite surface for capacities of 200,000 lbs or less. The force must be applied axially within one degree. The bottom boss of the load cell or other instrument must bear against a flat hardened steel surface and, if possible, should be restrained for force safety. See Figure 1 above.
|Morehouse UCM with Load Cell in Tension using Quick Change Tension Members|
Do not load between surfaces that exceed one-degree deviation from parallel. See Figure 6 below.
MOST IMPORTANT ...Any adapter or accessory you may design, make or purchase for use with a calibrating or force measuring instrument must be of proper design and made from steel of the proper strength to withstand the forces to which it is subjected. It is most important that adapters and accessories be test loaded under safe conditions before actual use with an instrument. Equipment should not be used beyond its maximum rated capacity. Failure to use the proper strength material may result in serious injury or death.
Read and understand all instructions and precautions applicable to the instrument and/or machines being used to apply the force.
Force Safety Guide when Using Force Measuring Equipment in Various Applications - Conclusion
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