Force Calibration Adapters Guidance: Force-measuring instruments are susceptible to errors from improper adapters, misalignment, and not exercising the instrument to full capacity.
Force Calibration Adapters Guidance provides guidance for replicating how the force-measuring instrument is used, keeping the line of force free from eccentric error, and overcoming safety concerns with old adapters.
Several force measurement errors can result from using adapters different from what the force measuring instrument was calibrated with. The basic premise is that mechanical measurements are being made.
Most adapters used at a laboratory level will be manufactured to keep the line force-free from eccentric error and apply the same stresses from the adapter interface to the force measuring instrument that was done at the time of calibration.