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What is a Load Cell? An Easy to Understand Definition

What is a Load Cell?   A load cell is a force sensor that receives a voltage (excitation) from a regulated power source (usually a digital indicator or signal conditioner) and sends back a low voltage signal (signal) when force is applied. The load cell signal is converted to a visual or numeric value by […]

What is Force? An Easy to Understand Explanation

What is Force? In his second law, Sir Isaac Newton stated that force controls motion; therefore, we must control the force if we are to control the motion. An example of force: I have an egg in my hand and want to break it by squeezing it in my hand. This egg will break at […]

10+ Great Force Units and Conversions

10+ Great Force Units and Conversions Force Units are interesting as almost anyone can do a search to find the conversions, however, are those search results always correct? We have looked at various force unit converters and decided to make a quick reference post on force units and the conversion to SI units, as well […]

#3 Best Things to Know About Cable Tensiometer or Aircraft Tension Meter Calibration

#3 Best Things to Know About Cable Tensiometer or Aircraft Tension Meter Calibration At Morehouse, we build force machines for all types of force applications including cable tensiometer calibration.  We build machines and supply cable sets for aircraft cable tension meter calibration from Pacific Scientific, Opti Mfg, and types such as T5 & T60 cable […]

The 3 Best Things to Know About Crane Scale Calibration

The 3 Best Things to Know About Crane Scale Calibration #1. What is a Crane Scale?   A crane scale is typically a load cell or a load link with strain gauges. Crane Scales typically have large openings in upper shackles and larger hooks on the bottom. Some have digital displays, and others have large […]

The 2 Best Facts About How a Force Transducer Measures Force

The 2 Best Facts Facts About How a Force Transducer Measures Force #1 What is a Transducer? In the broad sense of the term, a transducer is a device that turns one type of energy into another type. Some examples are: What is a transducer, battery example A battery is a transducer that converts chemical energy […]

Why is Force Important? & 3 Great Force Testing Examples

Why is Force Important? Force measurement is performed so frequently that we take it for granted. Almost every material item is tested using some form of traceable force measurement. For example, the packaging on most materials, including soaps, shampoos, cosmetics, and processed foods, is checked for tensile, peel, compressive, and tear strength to ensure the […]

The # 1 Most Important Thing to Know about Tension Force

Tension Force or Tension Forces Morehouse Instrument Company has shared tremendous knowledge throughout the years with blogs, technical papers, and webinars. This education aligns with our purpose, to create a safer world by helping companies improve their force and torque measurements. When someone is new to calibration or metrology, the information can be overwhelming. There […]

The #1 Most Important thing to know about Compression Force

Compression Force Morehouse Instrument Company has shared tremendous knowledge throughout the years with blogs, technical papers, and webinars. This education aligns with our purpose, to create a safer world by helping companies improve their force and torque measurements. When someone is new to calibration or metrology, the information can be overwhelming. There is so much […]
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