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Calibrating the Force Measuring System

A measuring system has many elements from the force sensor to the output device. Each can potentially introduce error. This article explains calibration’s contribution to the accuracy of the measuring system’s output.

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

Weighing systems often require multiple load cells to record accurate measurements. In this case, a junction or summing box combines signals from these distributed load cell devices. Learn here the trimming process that equalizes these multiple signals to ensure combined signal accuracy.

Force Measurement Glossary

What is gauge factor? Rated capacity?This useful resource defines common terms and acronyms in the force measurement domain.

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An Overview of Load Cells

Learn about different load cell types that exist and what applications they are suited for: strain gauge, hydraulic, pneumatic, capacitive and piezoelectric transducers

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The Piezoelectric Effect and Its Applications

Learn what the piezoelectric effect is, which materials create it, their fabrication, and their use in piezoelectric nanomaterials (PN), energy harvesting devices, sensors, and actuators.

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Connecting a Force Sensor to a DAQ

When connecting a force sensor and data acquisition (DAQ) system, our overview of how these subsystems work together is a good place to start.

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Measuring Forces in the Force Shunt

This article explains how to measure forces diverted from the desired force direction (a “force shunt”), to derive accurate force data. This is important when other methods of compensating for force shunts are impractical.