How Low Can My Load Cell Go? The impact on measurement uncertainty of using a load cell as low as 2 % of its rated capacity

May 20, 2024

Load Cell Impact on Measurement Uncertainty

There are enough load cell intricacies impacting measurement uncertainties to write a book strictly on that subject, which Morehouse Instrument Company President Henry Zumbrun has already done.

His newest article, How Low Can My Load Cell Go? appears in Cal Lab Magazine.  It examines the impact on measurement uncertainty of using a load cell as low as 2 % of its rated capacity, compliance with ISO 376 and ASTM E74 lowest force point criteria, and how to uphold the reliability necessary to maintain a specific calibration interval. What holds for these standards can apply to any load cell.

Cal Lab Magazine is the international journal of metrology. Cal Lab Magazine is a quarterly publication that covers measurement science and instrument calibration for managers, engineers, and technicians. Since 1994, Cal Lab Magazine has continued to cover international standards, calibration techniques, and new technology for measurement areas: electrical, dimensional, temperature, pressure, flow, and mass.

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We believe in changing how people think about force and torque calibration in everything we do.

This includes setting expectations on load cell reliability and challenging the "just calibrate it" mentality by educating our customers on what matters and what causes significant errors.

We focus on reducing these errors and making our products simple and user-friendly.

This means your instruments will pass calibration more often and produce more precise measurements, giving you the confidence to focus on your business.

Companies around the globe rely on Morehouse for accuracy and speed.

Our measurement uncertainties are 10-50 times lower than the competition.

We turn around your equipment in 7-10 business days so you can return to work quickly, saving you money.

When you choose Morehouse, you're not just paying for a calibration service or a load cell.

You're investing in peace of mind, knowing your equipment is calibrated accurately and on time.

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