Continuum Robots and Tactile Sensors

Continuum Robots and Tactile Sensors

Preface In Load Cells and Force Sensors in Robotics, we introduced recent advancements in robotics technology through the use of load cells and force transducers. Here we continue by looking at a specific example of robotics that employs these sensors: continuum...
Force Measurement Acronyms and Abbreviations

Force Measurement Acronyms and Abbreviations

For your reference, Tacuna Systems has compiled the following list of acronyms and abbreviations related to the force measurement and load cell industries. This guide to force measurement acronyms and abbreviations is divided into two sections: Industry Acronyms, and...
Load Cell Classes: NIST Requirements

Load Cell Classes: NIST Requirements

Preface In “Measurement Uncertainty in Force Measurement,” we discussed the standards-body-approved procedures for mathematically calculating the total uncertainty for a given load cell. These requirements and procedures are based on very specific environmental...
Measurement Uncertainty in Force Measurement

Measurement Uncertainty in Force Measurement

Preface This article presents general ways of evaluating uncertainty in force measurement applications. It also applies this information to tolerances on load cell product specification sheets. The information in this article is from published journals and from...
Load Cell Classes: OIML Requirements

Load Cell Classes: OIML Requirements

Preface In “Measurement Uncertainty in Force Measurement,” we discussed the standards-body-approved procedures for mathematically calculating the total uncertainty for a given load cell. These procedures are based on very specific environmental conditions with very...
The Versatile Strain Gauge Load Cell

The Versatile Strain Gauge Load Cell

Preface In load measurement applications, strain gauge load cells are a popular choice. Strain gauge type load cells are cost-effective, accurate and highly configurable. This article explains the underlying technology behind these versatile devices. What is a Strain...
How Does an Optical Strain Gauge Work?

How Does an Optical Strain Gauge Work?

Preface As science and engineering improve, technology and materials become lighter, faster, stronger, and more efficient.  The need for smaller and more reliable instrumentation grows as fast as the technology industry using it.  This has driven the...
Force Measurement Glossary

Force Measurement Glossary

For your reference, Tacuna Systems has compiled the following list of terms and definitions related to the force measurement and load cell industries. A Accelerometer: A device for measuring acceleration. The force causing the acceleration of a body is a product of...
An Overview of Load Cells

An Overview of Load Cells

Preface Load cells are precision force measuring instruments. They offer a relatively low-cost, durable, and easy-to-install solution to almost any load measurement need. Load cells have been providing quality measurements in aerospace, agriculture, medicine,...
How to Read a Load Cell Data Sheet

How to Read a Load Cell Data Sheet

Preface Every load cell on the market comes with a manufacturers’ data sheet. It lists the load cell’s performance specifications needed to determine if it meets an application’s requirements. These performance metrics also matter when determining if...
Load Cell FAQ

Load Cell FAQ

Why should I select Tacuna Systems load cells and accessory products? At Tacuna Systems, we strive to ensure the success of our customers’ projects through our personalized product support and encompassing design services. To realize these projects we offer a wide...