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The temperature rating of a strain gage type load cell is primarily dependent upon the materials selected for its construction. While the load bearing element is normally good for a relatively wide... (View Full Article)
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So you've decided you need a torque transducer? Now comes the fun part - choosing the right one. The following pages will point out some factors to consider when making a selection. There are two... (View Full Article)
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A nationally renowned racing team wanted to measure fuel pump performance. They wanted to determine if they could reduce the power consumption of the pump through special tuning. Interface helped them... (View Full Article)
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A customer needed to measure the crankshaft power required to spin a supercharger installed on a gas vehicle engine. The sensor had to be able to survive the large radial force imparted by the belt... (View Full Article)
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Interface load cells all contain a full bridge circuit, which is shown in simplified form in Figure 1. Each leg is usually 350 ohms, except for the model series 1500 and 1923 which have 700 ohm legs.... (View Full Article)
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People have known for centuries that heavy objects deflect a spring support more than light ones. Take, for example, a fly fisherman as he casts his line and catches a fish. The fishing pole is a... (View Full Article)
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Ball & Socket Application Note (Medical Devices Industry). A medical device manufacturer was developing a new design for an artificial hip joint, and needed to validate load consistency, and the... (View Full Article)
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Cutting Force Application Note (Manufacturing Industry). A tool manufacturer wanted to monitor the forces on a cutting tool as it cut material, in an effort to understand the wear characteristics... (View Full Article)
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Wind Tunnel Application Note (Aerospace Industry). A major aerospace company was developing a new airplane and needed to test their Scaled Model for aerodynamics in a wind tunnel, by measuring loads... (View Full Article)