Load Cell Transitioning from one mode to another. Does it make a difference?

May 02, 2016 12:00:00

This post will examine the effects of calibrating the load cell in compression by switching to tension and then back to compression, versus calibrating in tension first and then compression. We will determine if there is a statistical difference in output from transitioning back and forth between compression and tension on newer load cells.

Force Applications for Mass Reference Standards

April 21, 2016 12:00:00

Force Applications for Mass Reference Standards

Load Cell Measurement Error - What you need to know about having a load cell calibrated at a high and low range

April 01, 2016 12:00:00

Molecule Excitement Decline might explain why the use of a low range calibration on a reference standard can lead to additional error. This post will explain what molecule excitement decline is, and what should be done to minimize the error associated with using a load cell at a high and low range.

Morehouse Proving Ring Tare Load Correction

March 14, 2016 12:00:00


Good Force Measurement Practice - Load Cell with Flat Base

March 06, 2016 12:00:00

Error associated with installing a non flat base on a multi-column cell. Below is actual test result we observed on a Revere multi-column cell.

Torque Formulas and Conversions

March 03, 2016 12:00:00

Torque, also called moment or moment of force is the tendency of a force to rotate an object about an axis, fulcrum, or pivot. Just as a force is a push or a pull, a torque can be thought of as a twist.

How to Convert Force to Mass

February 25, 2016 12:00:00

How to Convert Weights to be used as Force Standards from Mass and Force Transducers to Mass

ASTM E74 Calibration Procedure Simplified

February 21, 2016 12:00:00

Steps recommended to perform calibration in accordance with ASTM E74-13a.

Keep your force measurement system in control with Statistical Process Controls (SPC) and 5 in 1 solution

February 07, 2016 12:00:00

A good stable Morehouse force measurement system can be used to do the following: (1) Force Verification, (2) SPC – Statistical Process Control, (3) ILC – Intra-Laboratory Checks, (4) Proficiency Testing, and (5) A Test Standard to do repeatability and reproducibility tests used to calculate Calibration and Measurement Capability (CMC).

Good Force Measurement Practice - Stop using 4-wire systems and switch to 6-wire systems

January 10, 2016 12:00:00

The majority of force or torque systems we calibrate each year consist of load or torque cells, an indicator or readout, cables, adapters and some sort of shipping or carrying case.