Force measurement: All you need to know. Technical articles, seminars, know-how, tips and tricks.
Force: actually one of the most important and most often measured quantities. However, the following questions arise, again and again, when measuring force in test benches or industrial process control:
- Piezoelectric or strain-gauge technology - what is the right choice for force measurement?
- How to measure force in the force shunt - i.e. completely without using a force transducer?
- How to configure test and measurement equipment to ensure correct force measurement?
- What needs to be considered regarding the topic of measurement uncertainty?
Our white papers and tutorials provide important tips and hints enabling you to correctly measure force.
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White Papers on Force Measurement
In this article you learn what you should keep in mind for the electrical connection of force transducers regarding output voltage, four wire circuit or six wire circuit.
This technical article explains what you should pay especially close attention to when installing force transducers to achieve the highest possible measurement accuracy.
Two principles have become dominant in force measurement: Piezoelectric sensors and strain gauge (SG) based force transducers. When is which principle appropriate?
Sometimes it is of advantage to measure force in the force shunt. This article presents three methods used for measurement in the force shunt.
The functionality, benefits and special characteristics of strain-gauge force transducers: This technical article provides the perfect introduction to the topic.
Using high-precision force transducers offers many benefits: Measuring chains can be designed for high overload, transducers can be flexibly used in many different measurement tasks. Moreover, sources of error during force...
You should know and understand the major features and characteristics of force transducers to be able to avoid measurement errors. This articles explains what to keep in mind when measuring force.
This article provides an overview of current trends in production monitoring and sensors. Learn how to enhance your manufacturing efficiency by selecting the right transducer technology.
Videos on Measuring Force
How do I connect a force transducer to an amplifier? In our new video, HBM Product Managers show you the steps that really matter.
Force Measurement based on piezoelectric technology
Do you want to use piezoelectric force transducers? If so, you should make sure that you observe our 5 rules for installation and putting into operation to get correct results.
Different principles of measurement are used for measuring mechanical quantities such as force. Strain-gauge and piezoelectric technology are the most common methods. Read our article to learn when you should choose which...
Read our technical article to learn more about the fundamentals of piezoelectric technology.