Calibrating a Load cell


I am wanting to calibrate a load cell so as to use it to calibrate strain gauges i have laid to measure axial force. How do i go about calibrating the load cell? do i just need to perform the shunt calibration?


Re: Calibrating a Load cell

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There are two ways to calibrate the load cell.


Before doing each method balance load cell


1.)  Perform a shunt to a simulated value - Cal lab would have to give you a cal sheet that says this shunt resistance is this much load


2.)  Use the dc calibration feature in TestLab.  you would need to be able to place a nown load on the  load cell Test lab will measuer the response for each know load and  calculate a best fit sensitivity.