The IoT and Sensors: A Quick Overview

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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...
Calibrating the Force Measuring System

Calibrating the Force Measuring System

Preface All electronic force measuring systems, including industrial weighing systems, consist of a series of components. These components carry the end-to-end signal flow, from the force sensor(s) to the output display or control system. Each of these components can...
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...