What Does the IP Rating of a Load Cell Mean?

All load cells come with a marking such as “IP57”. What does this marking tell you? This article gives a brief but detailed explanation of the Ingress Protection rating on all load cells.

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Load Cell Classes: NIST Requirements

Precise uncertainty calculations in force measurement require testing that can be lengthy and expensive. Instead, load cell manufacturers seek compliance to standards from organizations such as NIST, ensuring their products perform to industry-consensus tolerances.

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Measurement Uncertainty in Force Measurement

This article presents general ways of evaluating uncertainty in force measurement applications. It also applies this information to the uncertainty figures given with load cell product specifications.

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Load Cell Classes: OIML Requirements

Precise uncertainty calculations in force measurement require testing that can be lengthy and expensive. Instead, load cell manufacturers seek compliance to standards from organizations such as OIML, ensuring their products perform to industry-consensus tolerances.

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The Versatile Strain Gauge Load Cell

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.

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How Does an Optical Strain Gauge Work?

The optical strain gauge is a versatile alternative to conventional electronic strain gauges. Their construction gives them distinct advantages in multiple applications.

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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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