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Calibrating a Load cell

Experimenter
Experimenter

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?

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Re: Calibrating a Load cell

Siemens Valued Contributor Siemens Valued Contributor
Siemens Valued Contributor

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.