Using Mass Weights to Calibrate Force Devices Can Result in a Large Measurement Error

May 29, 2018 12:00:00

This blog describes the expected errors from using mass weights to calibrate force measuring instruments such as load cells, crane scales, dynamometers, hand-held force gauges, and tension links. We examine the error in using LBS instead of LBF and vice versa. Gravity is not constant over the surface of the earth. The most extreme difference is 0.53 % and using mass weights for calibration and then using the instrument somewhere else can result in significant measurement errors.

Without the Right Adapters a Force Calibration Technician is Nothing Short of Being Called a Miracle Worker

May 07, 2018 12:00:00

Think about that for a minute. Would you want a surgeon to operate on you with kitchen utensils such as a serrated knife? Then why do some people (management cough) expect or ask the force calibration technician to calibrate load cells, truck & aircraft scales, tension links, dynamometers, and other force measuring devices with whatever they have in their laboratory.

ASTM E74-18 Changes

April 27, 2018 12:00:00

It’s been five years since ASTM E74 was last updated. The new standard ASTM E74-18 is released and this blog is going to detail some of the major changes between ASTM E74-13a and ASTM E74-18.

Guidance on Uncertainty Budgets for Force Measuring Devices Part 4. Calculating Uncertainty for Force Proving Instruments Calibrated to ISO 376

March 14, 2018 12:00:00

Morehouse CMC sheet will allow CMC calculation in accordance with ISO 376. The purpose of this blog is to provide guidance for determining the proper contributors of parameters for force measuring devices that should be taken into consideration when developing uncertainty calculations that support Calibration and Measurement Capability (CMC) uncertainty claim made on a scope of accreditation.

Understanding ISO 376

March 09, 2018 12:00:00

ISO 376:2011 Metallic materials — Calibration of force-proving instruments used for the verification of uniaxial testing machines standard explained. The ISO 376 standard is used worldwide, and it is a requirement for anyone calibrating in accordance with ISO 7500. If ISO 7500 is the requirement, then calibration needs to be performed in accordance with ISO 376 on the force-proving instruments used to certify the tensile machine. It is also the generally accepted force standard for most of the countries outside of North America for calibration of force-proving instruments such as load cells, proving rings, dynamometers, and other instruments used to calibrate similar types of instruments.


February 26, 2018 12:00:00

The article discusses the differences between ISO 376 and ASTM E74 in hopes to prevent intermixing of the standard as we had heard of companies using an ASTM E74 calibration to certify a tensile machine to ISO 7500.

Morehouse has New ISO 376 Calibration Certificates

February 20, 2018 12:00:00

Morehouse has been performing ISO 376 calibrations for over the last fifteen years. In this time frame, we have changed our ISO 376 certificate format three times. The latest change offers additional information such as calibration graph per run and is laid out in a way that is much more cohesive making it easier to read and understand

Calibrating Multi-Axis Load cells in a Morehouse Calibrating Machine

February 06, 2018 12:00:00

This blog details the calibration multi-axis load cells in a Morehouse Universal Calibrating Machine. Similar adapters and the same method could be used to calibrate multi-axis load cells in a Morehouse Deadweight frame. Please contact us for more information.

Tensile Calibration Adapter Breakthrough! Morehouse Force Calibration Adapters for Calibration of Lifting Devices such as Crane Scales, Tension Links, and Dynamometers.

January 16, 2018 12:00:00

Finally, a way to reduce excessive clutter and simplify tensile calibrations for Load Cells, Crane Scales, Tension Links, and Dynamometers.

Choosing the Right Indicator for your Load Cell System

December 19, 2017 12:00:00

If you get everything else correct and choose the wrong indicator, the overall system performance can suffer. This blog is going to better detail three specific indicator types. These are: 1- An A/D indicator that requires a computer to read the display 2- A battery powered portable indicator with minimal span points 3- A versatile indicator that can be used with several span points or accurately display mV/V through calibration.