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?
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.