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Force Measurement Acronyms and Abbreviations

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This guide to acronyms and abbreviations is divided into two sections: Industry Acronyms, and Abbreviations for Units.

Industry Acronyms

AC

Alternating Current

CE

Conformité Européene (European Conformity, a label of compliance to EU legislation)

DAQ

Data Acquisition System

DIP

Dual In-line Package (a type of electronic switch)

E+

The positive excitation terminal of the load cell

Exc+

The positive excitation terminal of the load cell

PCB

Printed Circuit Board

PLC

Programmable Logic Controller

ROHS

Restriction of Hazardous Substances (marking on a load cell)

RS232

Recommended Standard 232 (an electronic communication protocol)

S+

The positive terminal of the output signal of a load cell

SI

Système Internationale (or International System, i.e.: metric units)

Sig+

The positive terminal of the output signal of a load cell

Abbreviations for Units

ABBREVIATION

UNIT

UNIT OF (UNIT SYSTEM)

A

ampere

current

C

Celcius

temperature (SI)

F

Fahrenheit

temperature (English)

ft

foot

length (English)

ft-lb

foot-pound

energy (English)

g

gram

mass (SI)

Hz

hertz

frequency

in

inch

length (English)

in-lb

inch-pound

energy (English)

K

Kelvin

temperature (SI)

kg

kilogram

mass (SI)

kgf

kilogram force

force (SI) (kg x acceleration due to gravity)

lb

pound

weight (English)

lb-ft

pound-foot

torque (English)

m

meter

length (SI)

mm

millimeter

length (SI)

mA

milliampere

current

mV

millivolt

electrical potential difference

mV/V

millivolt per volt

unitless measure of load cell sensitivity

N

newton

force (SI)

Nm

newton-meter

torque (SI)

psi

pounds per square inch

pressure (English)

t

ton

weight (English)

V

volt

electrical potential difference

W

watt

power

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