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Plug and play technology implemented according to IEEE P1451.4 promises to considerably simplify the configuration of automated measuring systems. An important point to keep in mind is that P1451.4... (View Full Article)
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The engine test stands used with advanced data-acquisition systems require a different type of pressure sensor than those used in the past. Engine hydraulics and pneumatics operate faster and often,... (View Full Article)
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Here is a free tool to help you quickly convert pressure, torque, force, volume, temperature, linear displacement, acceleration and weight between different units of measurement.... (View Full Article)
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The following factors should be considered when selecting an displacement transducer: 1. Measurement range 2. Armature type 3. ac-ac vs. dc-dc 4. Environment... (View Full Article)
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The process of manufacturing wire and termination assemblies used in automobile wiring harnesses involves crimping terminals on the ends of individual wires of various lengths. The quality of this... (View Full Article)
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Accelerometers with integral electronics have a maximum output voltage determined by the circuit design and the input voltage. The maximum output for an IEPE accelerometer is typically 4-8 volts. An... (View Full Article)
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At the heart of a load cell is a strain gage. A strain gage is a device that changes resistance when it is deformed or stressed. The precise positioning of the gage, the mounting procedure, and the... (View Full Article)
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Piezo-electric crystals are man-made or naturally occurring crystals that produce a charge output when they are compressed, flexed or subjected to shear forces. The word piezo is a corruption of the... (View Full Article)
(Force Sensing)
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The use of load cells is prevalent in many aerospace ground and flight test applications. In considering this technology, it is important to understand why load cells are an ideal choice for aerospace... (View Full Article)
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An aircraft manufacturer needs to measure the force a pilot must apply to the brake pedal to stop an airplane. To do this, a load cell is affixed to the brake pedal's upper surface. A test technician... (View Full Article)
(Torque Sensing)
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A customer needs to measure the reaction torque and axial force on very small dental drills used to perform root canals. These drills are tested in Lexan blocks that have a pilot hole pre-molded in... (View Full Article)
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Tanks with internal components, such as a heat exchanger, stirring devices or curved or tapered bottoms often require special programs to indicate tank volume accurately.... (View Full Article)
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Torque is a measure of the forces that cause an object to rotate. Reaction torque is the force acting on the object that's not free to rotate. An example is a screwdriver applying torque to a rusted... (View Full Article)
(Pressure Sensing)
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Robot dispensing of adhesive materials such as epoxies and resins pose pressure control problems that cannot be solved using conventional pressure transducers. The high viscosity of the dispensed... (View Full Article)
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Our customer provides equipment for fire and explosion containment. Their equipment is used on systems such as powdered sugar manufacturing. The dust created by this process becomes an explosion... (View Full Article)
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Over 90% of the available water supply in the western United States is generated by melting snow in the Rocky, Cascade and Sierra Nevada mountains. The ever-changing weather patterns and the public... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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Conversion calculator for pressure, load/force, temperature, displacement, torque and more...... (View Full Article)
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Customer needs to measure a flow rate of 0-6 milliliters/ minute at a pressure of 1000 psi. The flow is in a pipe connecting to two containers, each holding different fluids. The pipe carries both... (View Full Article)
(Pressure Sensing)
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Technical definitions of terms for force, load, pressure and torque...... (View Full Article)
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Clean-in-place procedures require in site cleaning of all the internal components of a process system, including the pressure sensor head, after each batch run to prevent bacterial growth and... (View Full Article)
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The aseptic package is only as good as the final sealinq of the ingredients. A small amount of inert gas is injected into a package of dairy and meat products to ensure freshness.... (View Full Article)
(Force Sensing)
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How can we be more efficient? One often overlooked area is the rotating systems used in manufacturing and power generation. By examining torque on these systems, downtime can be reduced, product... (View Full Article)
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The customer needs to measure the force on a hydraulic cylinder in a down-hole well logging tool. The pressure inside the oil-filled tool can reach 20,000 psi, which will cause the load cell to give... (View Full Article)
(Torque Sensing)
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How can we be more efficient? One often overlooked area is the rotating systems used in manufacturing and power generation. By examining torque on these systems, downtime can be reduced, product... (View Full Article)
(Force Sensing)
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Systems without internal amplification must receive supply voltage from an external source, and must send small signals (i.e. 30mV) back to the amplifying source. A good sensor output may become... (View Full Article)
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The following chart compares the various forms of torque measurement: In-line Sensor, Clamp-on Collar, Strained Gaged Shaft...... (View Full Article)
(Pressure Sensing)
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A differential pressure sensor designed to detect a change in pressure as the difference between two applied pressures. A differential pressure sensor employs a dual diaphragm with each diaphragm... (View Full Article)
(Pressure Sensing)
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A gage pressure sensor is a bonded foil strain gage-based pressure sensor designed to measure applied pressure referenced to sealed atmospheric pressure. The atmospheric pressure in a gage pressure... (View Full Article)
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Vacuum can be measured in two ways. By a) a Gage Pressure Sensor measuring pressure below atmospheric pressure (ie referenced to atmospheric pressure) or b) by an Absolute Pressure Sensor measuring... (View Full Article)
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The dynamic range of an accelerometer is the range between the smallest acceleration detectable by the accelerometer to the largest. A piezo-electric accelerometer produces a charge proportional the... (View Full Article)
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Load cell symmetry refers to whether a load cell exhibits the same sensitivity for both compression and tension usage. All load cells have a non-symmetry of a greater or lesser extent. The linear... (View Full Article)
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Dynamic loads on a load cell can have a dramatic effect on your load cell and in many cases destroy your load cell without you being aware of it. Dynamic loads are fast acting loads that require high... (View Full Article)
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Torque is a measure of the forces that cause an object to rotate. This measurement is a combination of two concerns: the amount of force applied to cause an object to turn on an axis; and the...... (View Full Article)
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Zero Balance is the load cell output when no load and proper supply voltage are applied. Zero balance is expressed as a percentage of full scale. Ideally, the output would be exactly zero, but it is... (View Full Article)
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A load cell will only perform to its specification if it is mounted correctly. Many times the load cell is blamed for poor measurement performance when in fact the mounting arrangement is the source... (View Full Article)
(Torque Sensing)
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In-line torque cells maintain system dynamics by offering high torsional stiffness. They are pre-calibrated, and most have an internal calibration system that supplies a calibrated output signal to... (View Full Article)