How to Calibrate S-Beam or S-Type Load Cells

July 17, 2019 12:00:00

S-beam or S-Type load cells were designed for several weighing applications and may not be suitable for several force applications. Any misalignment in the load path will produce significant measurement errors. This blog discusses the error sources and how one can try and correct them.

Aircraft and Truck Scale Calibration Tips

June 18, 2019 12:00:00

This blog details three things needed to properly calibrate aircraft scales. The 3 things are as follows: the right equipment, the right adapters, and the right process. Using a machine that has bending or is not level will produce large errors, not simulating the tire of the airplane or truck can produce large errors, and not properly converting force to mass or mass to force can all lead to incorrect results and errors of well over 2 % on a scale with a tolerance of 0.1 %.

WHY A 4:1 T.U.R. IS NOT ENOUGH: THE IMPORTANCE OF ANALYZING THE PROBABILITY OF FALSE ACCEPT RISK

April 30, 2019 12:00:00

Several organizations and publications reference or insist on maintaining a 4:1 Test Uncertainty Ratio (T.U.R.) without understanding the level of risk that they may be subjecting themselves to. This blog examines the probability of false accept and why the location of the measurement may be more important than T.U.R.

Morehouse 600K Light Weight Load Cell System for ASTM E4 Calibration of Concrete Machines

February 26, 2019 12:00:00

This blog is going to discuss the Morehouse Concrete Compression Machine Calibration kit and the potential error sources associated with using material with a different hardness than what the system was calibrated with. Morehouse has created a kit to minimize the common compression error sources while providing a lightweight portable solution with an ASTM verified range of forces of better than 400 lbf through 600,000 lbf (660,000 lbf is possible) for calibration of concrete machines to ASTM E4.

Force Measurement Error – Time Interval Between Two Successive Loadings

January 24, 2019 12:00:00

Has anyone ever wondered if there is a difference in calibration results if the time interval between successive loadings is changed? Is faster better and does it matter if the calibration takes 10 minutes on an automated machine pictured in figure 2 below, or two to three hours at NIST or a comparable lab with deadweight calibration systems?

What Makes a Force Calibration Machine Fit for Use?

December 13, 2018 12:00:00

This blog discusses the most important attributes of great force calibration machines such as being plumb, level, rigid, and square and error sources associated with not having a machine that has these attributes.

Morehouse Versatile Cable Tensiometer and Force-Measuring Instrument Calibrator

December 04, 2018 12:00:00

Morehouse 2,000 lbf Tensiomenter calibrator to calibrate Cable Tensiometers Safely, Load Cells, Crane Scales, Hand-Held Force Gauges, Dynamometers, and More.

How to Calculate the Uncertainty of a Deadweight Primary Standard Machine

September 21, 2018 12:00:00

Any organization that is accredited must account for the uncertainty of their standards. The following are guidelines to assist in calculating the measurement uncertainty for dead weight primary standards.

Automatic Deadweight Load Cell Calibration Instrument for Improved Force Calibration Results

August 23, 2018 12:00:00

This post describes various force standards that are often used to calibrate force sensors and other devices. It discussed in detail the advantages of deadweight machines for the best calibration results. It then goes into detail about what it takes to calibrate a load cell properly.

Morehouse Training, Sessions, and Presentations at NCSLI 2018 in Portland August 26 - 30

August 16, 2018 12:00:00

Morehouse Training at NCSLI 2018 in Portland. We will be teaching two tutorials, one on force and one on torque as well as presenting at Session 5A and the Airline Committee meeting.