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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Propellant Tank Mass Gauging Test Apparatus Development Ted Agerton Colorado School of Mines, Senior Design N-Science Corp In Cooperation with: Chris Dreyer (CSM), Daniel Ladner, Daniel Scheld (N-Science) Co-authors: Martin Cowell, Peter Furness, Margaret Hunt, Nadine...
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.
Various industries have a need for weighing or measuring forces as part of performing their principal tasks. Strain gauges and piezoelectric sensors are two common transducer technologies that serve these industries.
From time to time, load cells may encounter faults that disrupt their performance. This article highlights how to troubleshoot common strain gauge load cell faults like unstable readings, overloads and erratic output display.
The minimum weight, or even change in weight, that a load cell can sense is important information when selecting the right load cell for a force measurement application. This article explains how to uncover this critical piece of knowledge.
Our Load Cell FAQs answers questions like:
What is load cell sensitivity?
What is excitation voltage?
How to convert load cell output voltage to pounds or kilograms or Newtons.
Formulas and more.
Piezoelectric force transducers are small in size and well-suited for applications requiring miniature components or dynamic force measurement. This article outlines installation requirements for mounting a piezoelectric force transducer.
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Do you like to build things from scratch? For fun or a school project, this article outlines simple steps to make a digital weighing scale, using Tacuna Systems products.
A resource guide about various force and measurement instruments, their general applications, certification standards and markings, instrument Original Equipment Manufactureres (OEMs), educational material, and careers.
Various issues relating to the electrical connections of a strain gauge transducer. Focuses specifically on strain gauge load cells. Compensating techniques for power can be applied to other transducers.
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Techniques for measuring axial thrust using different load cell types. Article discusses how axial thrust builds in centrifugal pumps.