The closeness of a measurement to a standard or true value.
The process which assigns display readings under known and controlled conditions and then verifies correctness of the assignment.
The rating or working limit of the instrument.
A force pushing equally from two directions in the same axis.
The size of the increment when moving from one electronic digit (or mechanical marker) to the next. Almost always a multiple of 1, 2 or 5. Divisions = Capacity / Resolution.
The voltage inputted to a load cell.
A push or pull that one body exerts on another. Some forces include gravity, spring, adhesion, friction, magnetic and impact.
Another term to describe force or torque.
The process of comparing an instrument against a load standard and adjusting if readings are outside tolerance.
The consistency of readings when a constant load is applied and removed multiple times.
The consistency of readings with different operators when all other test conditions are the same.
The number of increments between no load and full scale capacity. Resolution = Capacity / Divisions.
The common forged hardware bow and pin connected to a dynamometer.
The voltage output of a load cell.
A force applied a distance away from an axis of rotation. Torque = Force * Distance.
A force pulling equally from two directions in the same axis.
Ultimate Safety Factor
The amount an instrument may be overloaded without physical separation of the load supporting elements.
Expression examples: 5:1 or 500%, both mean five times the instrument capacity.
The reference point at which the measurement starts. Loads above this point will be positive and loads below this will be negative. The interval can be extended if customers find the adjustments are small compared to their standards.