A measuring system is comprised of all elements from the force sensor to the output device. Each element has the potential to introduce error. This article discusses the importance of calibration to the accuracy of the measuring system’s output.
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The optical strain gauge is a versatile alternative to conventional electronic strain gauges. Their construction gives them distinct advantages in multiple applications.
This useful resource defines common terms and acronyms in the force measurement domain.
In force measurement, environmental noise such as voltage interferes with sensitive load cell applications, leading to errors. Learn best practices on how to reduce the unwanted effects of electrostatic and electromagnetic noise.
Learn about load cells for varying applications: strain gauge, hydraulic, pneumatic, capacitive and piezoelectric transducers
In load measurement applications, strain gauge load cells are a popular choice. They’re cost-effective, accurate and highly configurable. Learn about strain gauge advantages and circuitry configurations.
Load cell specifications generally cover three things: (1) what output voltage can you expect for a given load, (2) how much error can you expect for a given output and (3) how to safely operate the load cell. This article explains some of the most common load cell manufacturer’s specifications.
The key to starting any job is having the right tools and equipment. This is especially true for load and force-measurement applications. Choosing the right load cell is critical to obtaining high-quality, accurate readings. This article explains the ideal load cell choice based on tasks, size, orientation, durability, environmental factors, and required signal outputs.
While selecting the appropriate load cell model for an application is important, accurate measurements also depend on proper mounting and installation. Guarantees ease of use and safe operations. Tips and starting points for setting up your load cell configuration.
The ability to transmit data wirelessly has become standard in most technology applications today. Load cell applications are no exception. Learn about wireless load cell advantages and available solutions.
In manufacturing, “instrumentation” often refers to a combination of subsystems used to accurately measure, control, or observe another system. Learn about an instrument that connects a force sensor to a data acquisition (DAQ) device.
The Neuromuscular Aspects of Human Movement (HES 319, Dr. Brian Tracy) course in the Department of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University has an exciting, experiential laboratory component in which the students learn a variety of neuromuscular...
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Processes and techniques used to measure forces in a force shunt. Learn about how sensors and transducers convert loads into force measurements. It concludes with a brief overview of device calibration.