Like every mass and spring system, force transducers, too, have a resonance frequency. It can be calculated as follows:
With m being the oscillating mass - not to be mixed up with the transducer's mass. The resonance frequency given in the specifications takes into account the force transducer only, not the required loading fittings. Of course the relevant resonance frequency of the whole setup varies with additional masses being installed on the transducer. Therefore, this is only a recommended value. Dynamic design of a test setup always requires the mounting conditions to be taken into account.
Characteristics of force transducers
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