Category: Load Cell Best Practices

How to Calibrate S-Beam or S-Type Load Cells

How to Calibrate S-Beam or S-Type Load Cells and Achieve Good Results Figure 1 General S-Beam Load Cell General Overview of S-beam or S-Type load cells S-beam or S-Type load cells were designed for several weighing applications. Most were designed to be mounted in a scale, used as a lifting system, or process weighing for […]

Calibrating Multi-Axis Load cells in a Morehouse Calibrating Machine

Multi-Axis load cells are becoming more popular, and the calibration of such load cells creates various challenges to ensure minimal cross-talk and to calibrate each axis of the load cells. This blog describes a detailed test plan for calibrating a 3 axis multi-axis load cell in a Morehouse Universal Calibrating Machine (pictured below). The blog […]

How to Calibrate Button Load Cells and Achieve Good Results

How to Calibrate Button Load Cells and Achieve Good Results How to Calibrate Button Load Cells - Anyone that has tried to calibrate button-type load cells knows they do not repeat well in rotation.  The sensitivity to off-axis or side loading conditions is quite high.  High enough that 0.1 % of misalignment is going to produce […]

Pull your force calibration data from anywhere using your smartphone

Pull your force calibration data from anywhere using your smartphone Morehouse puts QR codes on calibration stickers so you can pull your data from your smartphone and our customers love it! Why we decided to go with QR codes About two years ago we decided our calibration certificates and lab software needed updating. We looked […]

How to make load cells perform better - 3 Benefits of Installing a Threaded Adapter on Load Cells

How to make load cells perform better - Three Benefits of Installing a Threaded Adapter on Load Cells How to make load cells perform better. #1. The output of the load cell is more repeatable -  When forces are applied to the load cell, the values obtained during calibration should repeat within the expected performance […]

AC Versus DC (mV/V) Differences in Load Cell Meters Using a Load Cell Simulator

AC Versus DC (mV/V) Differences in Load Cell Meters Using a Load Cell Simulator Differences in Load Cell Meters - There is a difference in output from Alternating Current (AC) measurements and Direct Current (DC).  To show the difference, we used a load cell simulator on two different meters.   We used a simulator that […]

How to Lose a lot of Money on Annual Load Cell Calibrations

How to Lose a lot of Money on Annual Load Cell Calibrations Load Cell Calibrations - Purchasing the "right" load cell system is critical for the application and obtaining reliable results. Purchasing a system merely based on cost and not looking at the right specifications may result in a complete waste of capital. If the […]

Types of Load Cells - Choosing the Right Load Cell for Your Application

Types of Load Cells  - Choosing the Right Load Cell for Your Application The purpose of this article is to discuss the common types of load cells used in general force measurements.  We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each type of load cell.  Types of Load Cells consist of the following: Column Load […]

Morehouse 7 Step Easy Process For Troubleshooting A Load Cell

Morehouse 7 Step Process For Troubleshooting A Load Cell Visual Inspection Lets Us Know Which Cell Is Damaged Troubleshooting A Load Cell simplified. Have you spent countless hours trying to figure out what is not working. Is it the load cell, is it the meter, cable, or something else? We have wasted countless hours trying […]

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