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Handling, Storage and Preservation Do’s and Don’ts in Force Measurement Devices

Each measurement device is designed to endure some level of misuse, but ultimately project personnel are responsible for ensuring that well-documented quality control procedures are followed. Improper handling unnecessarily wastes project resources. This document offers important “dos” and “don’ts” of handling, storage and preservation that should be included in process documentation.
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Calibrating the Measuring Chain

Calibrating the Force Measuring System

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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Load Cell Summing: Junction Boxes, Signal Trim, and Excitation Trim

Large-scale, complex weighing systems often require a combination of multiple load cells to record accurate measurements. In this case, a junction or summing box combines measurement signals from these distributed load cell devices. The load cell trimming process is crucial to ensure combined signal accuracy.
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How to Read a Load Cell Datasheet

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.
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Choosing the Right Load Cell for Your Job

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.
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Connecting a Force Sensor to a DAQ

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.
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How to Test for Faults in Load Cells

How to Test for Faults in Load Cells

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.
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Load Cell Minimum Weight

Load Cell Minimum Weight

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.
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