(Relative) limit force
As with the operating force, a relative value based on the nominal (rated) force in % or the absolute operating force in N is commonly specified.
If the transducer's limit force is exceeded, the transducer is likely to be no longer suitable for measurement.
Often the force transducer is plastically deformed upon exceeding of the limit force and there is a significant zero point variation. The force transducer may no longer be used and has to be replaced, because the force transducer shows substantially changed specifications. In particular, there is the risk of mechanical limit values such as breaking force and dynamic oscillation width being reduced.
Characteristics of force transducers
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