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Force Measurement Glossary of Terms

In the previous Back-to-Basics blog, I covered Load Cell Indicator Basics. This last blog for beginners contains a glossary of common terms in force measurement. This is a basic list of terms, and some have not been covered. It is important to post these for reference because most of these terms are used in speaking […]

Load Cell Indicator Basics

In the last Back-to-Basics blog, I covered Load Cell Troubleshooting. As I continue to cover basic concepts for beginners, this blog covers the basics of a load cell indicator. Morehouse High Accuracy Digital Indicator (HADI) When force is exerted on a load cell, the mechanical energy is converted into equivalent electrical signals. The load cell […]

New Single Channel Load Cell Indicator

We are now offering a single channel load cell indicator PD6100, which displays precise, accurate force and weight measurements. It accepts a direct strain gauge, load cell or mV input and displays it in scaled engineering units. The full-featured indicator is easy-to-use for force and weight measurement applications. Its dual-line display and dual-scale capability allows the […]

Load Cell Troubleshooting

In the last Back-to-Basics blog, I covered Types of Load Cells. As I continue to cover basic concepts for beginners, this blog details how to troubleshoot a load cell. 7 Step Process for Troubleshooting a Load Cell Have you ever wasted hours troubleshooting a non-working load cell to diagnose the problem? Morehouse technicians have seen […]

Types of Load Cells

In the last Back-to-Basics blog, I covered Load Cell Terminology. As I continue to cover basic concepts for beginners, this blog details the common load cell types used in force measurement and how to choose the right load cell type for your application. The four types of load cells typically used in force measurement are […]

Load Cell Terminology

In the last Back-to-Basics blog, I covered Measurement Uncertainty. As I continue to cover basic concepts for beginners, this blog details some common load cell terms typically found on a load cell specification sheet. In this post, I will cover Non-Linearity, Non-Repeatability, Hysteresis, and Static Error Band. There are several more terms regarding the characteristics […]

Measurement Uncertainty

In the last Back-to-Basics blog, I covered Calibration versus Verification. As I continue to cover basic concepts for beginners, this blog will define measurement uncertainty and examine why it is important. What is Measurement Uncertainty? What measurement uncertainty is not is an error. It is imperative to understand the difference between these two terms as […]

Calibration versus Verification

In the last Back-to-Basics blog, I covered Compression and Tension Force Calibration. As I continue to cover basic concepts for beginners, this blog will cover the differences between calibration and verification. What is a Calibration? Let me start by stating that there are several definitions of calibration across multiple standards. My favorite definitions are below. […]

Compression and Tension Force Calibration

In the last Back-to-Basics blog, I covered How a Transducer Measures Force. As I continue to cover basic concepts for beginners, this blog will cover the terms compression and tension and how they relate to force calibration. What is a Compression Calibration? When discussing compression calibration, we should think about something being compressed or something […]
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