How to Calculate the Resolution of a Load Cell

October 24, 2019 12:00:00

Curious as to how to calculate the resolution of the force-measuring device submitted for calibration, or how the laboratory calibrating your device is calculating a value for resolution. Are they calculating it correctly? This post describes the importance of resolution and how to calculate it.

The Importance of Considering Reproducibility in the Measurement Process Uncertainty

October 07, 2019 12:00:00

Reproducibility is often confusing, and many find the topic difficult. However, capturing values for repeatability and reproducibility of a measurement process for determining a lab's calibration and measurement capability does not have to be hard. This post offers simplified solutions as well as several references as to what reproducibility is.

Morehouse Has an App to Convert Force to Mass, Mass to Force and it uses NOAA so it should be known to within 5 ppm!

August 27, 2019 12:00:00

A body of known mass can have different weights (force applied by gravity) based on its location on earth. This simple concept has been a significant source of error in mass measurement, particularly when the measurement device is calibrated to force at a different location. The good news is that with the right information, this error can be corrected mathematically. Morehouse’s Local Gravity App helps you do this correction based on the GPS data from your cell phone. AVAILABLE ON GOOGLE PLAY FOR ANDROID DEVICES

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.