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Technical Learning Types of Accelerometers

Types of Accelerometers An accelerometer is a device that can measure acceleration experienced by an object. However, there are many types of accelerometers. In this article you will learn about those.

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Technical Learning What to Look for When Selecting Accelerometers?

What to Look for When Selecting Accelerometers? There are some specifications that you should always look when selecting an accelerometer. In this article the most important factors are explained.

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Technical Learning Measurement of Outflow Facility in the Eye

Measurement of Outflow Facility in the Eye Glaucoma is a world-leading cause of blindness. The major risk factor for glaucoma is elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), with the sole treatment for glaucoma patients being to reduce the IOP.

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Case Study Groundbreaking Low-Cost Emergency Ventilator Uses Standard Components to Provide Flexible Solution for Worldwide Access

Groundbreaking Low-Cost Emergency Ventilator Uses Standard Components to Provide Flexible Solution for Worldwide Access The COVID-19 pandemic has created worldwide demand for ventilators—with approximately 880,000 more needed.

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Product Info Load Cells & Force Sensors

Load Cells & Force Sensors A load cell is a transducer which converts force into a measurable electrical output.

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Technical Learning Pressure Transducer in Underwater Applications

Pressure Transducer in Underwater Applications A pressure transducer being underwater presents its own unique challenges.

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Technical Learning Pressure Transducer and Controllers

Pressure Transducer and Controllers Pressure not only needs to be measured, but your system needs to make changes based on pressure readings as well.

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Technical Learning Pressure Transducer and Amplifier Selection

Pressure Transducer and Amplifier Selection Choosing the proper amplifier depends on the type of signal that your system needs.

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Technical Learning Pressure Transducer for Gases

Pressure Transducer for Gases ‘Gas’ is an incredibly broad term. Many industries use gas, but not every industry needs to accurately measure the pressure of the system.

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Technical Learning Pressure Transducer for Air

Pressure Transducer for Air Air pressure was first measured all the way back in 1643: when the barometer was invented.

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Technical Learning Pressure Transducer in Air Applications

Pressure Transducer in Air Applications There are a wide variety of applications that need air pressure properly monitored.

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Technical Learning Pressure Transducers and Dataloggers

Pressure Transducers and Dataloggers Data loggers are typically used to measure and store the pressure signals that a system puts out.

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Technical Learning Pressure Measurement of Water Level

Pressure Measurement of Water Level Figuring out how much the water level has risen or fallen in a tank (or something similar) should be a simple task.

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Technical Learning Pressure Transducers for Refrigerant

Pressure Transducers for Refrigerant Plenty of systems in the real world rely on the refrigeration cycle; from massive supermarket refrigeration systems to the AC unit in your car.

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Technical Learning Pressure Transducer Specs

Pressure Transducer Specs Pressure transducers are useful in a variety of industries.

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Technical Learning Pressure Transducer FAQ

Pressure Transducer FAQ Pressure sensors may undergo contamination from the environment around it or from the working fluid that it measures.

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Technical Learning Testing Pressure Transducers

Testing Pressure Transducers Pressure transducers are precise instruments, and like all instruments, they are prone to failure.

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Technical Learning Pressure Calibration Procedure

Pressure Calibration Procedure Calibration is an important step that helps devices to produce accurate measurements.

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Technical Learning How to use a pressure transmitter or pressure transducer to measure the height of a column of water in a container?

How to use a pressure transmitter or pressure transducer to measure the height of a column of water in a container? Outlining the setup of an experimental application in which we use a pressure transmitter to measure the amount of pressure that’s being exerted by a column of water in a water bottle.

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Technical Learning How to use Load Cells for Weight Measurement

How to use Load Cells for Weight Measurement To measure the weight, the subject is placed on a load application point of a load cell.

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Technical Learning Load Cell Specifications

Load Cell Specifications In this article all the specifications in a load cell's datasheet are explained. Click here to learn and understand more about the technical aspects.

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Technical Learning How to Check the Load Cell with a Multimeter

How to Check the Load Cell with a Multimeter Set the multimeter in millivolts and connect the output wires of the load cell to it. Supply a excitation voltage and place a test weight on the load cell.

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Technical Learning Why Load Cell Signal Conditioner is Critical to a Strain Gauge Setup

Why Load Cell Signal Conditioner is Critical to a Strain Gauge Setup Signal conditioners take the output from the load cell, modify it and then send it to digital monitors or data loggers.

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Technical Learning How to Pick a Data Logger for Your Load Cell?

How to Pick a Data Logger for Your Load Cell? A force to a load cell causes deformation on the strain gauge creating a electrical signal. A data logger takes that data and stores the data for later.

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Technical Learning Load Cell Meter: Choosing the Right Strain Meters

Load Cell Meter: Choosing the Right Strain Meters The load cell meter connects directly to the strain gauge to convert the signal into a displayed value. They can also power up the load cell.

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Technical Learning Load Cell FAQ

Load Cell FAQ Have questions about load cells?

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Technical Learning Load Cell with Remote Display

Load Cell with Remote Display To accurately read and process the load cell values, displays form an essential part of the weighing system.

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Technical Learning Load Cell Controller

Load Cell Controller A load cell controller is a device used in conjunction with a load cell to convert the electrical signals from the load cell to readable real-world values.

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Technical Learning Load Cell Platform Scale – Example Illustration

Load Cell Platform Scale – Example Illustration For high-precision weighing applications, load cell platform scales must measure the load accurately. To illustrate this measurement precision, an example with a test weight is explained here.

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Technical Learning What is a Load Cell Amplifier?

What is a Load Cell Amplifier? A load cell amplifier is a device that can increase the strength of signals coming from a load cell.

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Technical Learning USB Load Cells: Do More with the Measurement Data

USB Load Cells: Do More with the Measurement Data Analog load cells can't record the data for further analysis. To make the load cell signals readable by a computer an USB output is useful. Read it here.

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Application

How to Dynamically Measure Load and Vibration in Final Product Testing for Bicycle Manufacturing As part of a quality assurance process, a bike manufacturer developed a testing system that could quantify load and vibration forces on the physical parameters.

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Application

How to Test Load Tolerance in Control Cable Product Testing Control cables play a critical role in assuring the safety and operational integrity of a wide variety of mechanical and electromechanical devices, including lawn mowers and bicycles.

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Application

Measuring the Force Applied to a Rocket Parachute Rockets deploy parachutes to aid in rapidly decreasing the rocket’s re-entry or landing speed. However, before use, it’s essential to test the system using s-beam load cells.

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Application

How to Measure the Bending Force of a Sheet Metal Bending Machine Measuring bending stress requires determining the average amount of force exerted on the material that results in a repeatable uniform surface.

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Application

How to Determine the Force Measurement of a Crossbow Crossbows work like a spring. The force and tension applied as you pull the string of the crossbow is what creates the movement and energy to propel the arrow from the bow at high speed.

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Technical Learning Water Hammer

Water Hammer Water hammer effect is an impact load that is the most misunderstood force known to pressure transducers today. A water hammer is created by stopping and/or starting a liquid flow suddenly.

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Technical Learning How Does a Pressure Transducer Work?

How Does a Pressure Transducer Work? A pressure transducer is a device that measures the pressure of a fluid, indicating the force the fluid is exerting on surfaces in contact with it.

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Technical Learning How to Install a Pressure Tranducer?

How to Install a Pressure Tranducer? OMEGA transducers have three main types of electrical outputs; millivolts (mV), volts (V), and current (mA). It is important for the user to know which output suits his application to ensure proper selection of a transducer.

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Technical Learning What is the Load Cell Calibration Procedure for Weighing Applications?

What is the Load Cell Calibration Procedure for Weighing Applications? Inspect the load cell cables, and coil and protect any excess. The load should be equally distributed among multiple load cells of multiple load cell installations.

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Technical Learning Pressure sensor

Pressure sensor Piezoelectric presssure sensors can further be classified according to whether the crystal's electrostatic charge, its resistivity, or its resonant frequency electrostatic charge is measured.

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Technical Learning Strain Gauge

Strain Gauge When external forces are applied to a stationary object, stress and strain are the result.

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Technical Learning Wheatstone bridge for strain gauges

Wheatstone bridge for strain gauges In order to measure strain with a bonded resistance strain gauge, it must be connected to an electric circuit that is capable of measuring the minute changes in resistance corresponding to strain.

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Technical Learning How to Wire a Load Cell?

How to Wire a Load Cell? One of the most common applications is acquiring data from a load cell or any full-bridge type sensor such as a strain gauge bridge with an A/D board.

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Technical Learning Preventing Explosions with FM Approved

Preventing Explosions with FM Approved "Intrinsically Safe" Instrumentation Industrial explosions have caused devastating loss of life on many occasions.

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Technical Learning Optimizing Strain Gage Performance for Inhomogeneous Materials

Optimizing Strain Gage Performance for Inhomogeneous Materials How to use strain gages and optimize their performance while working with inhomogeneous materials

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Case Study Science Team Sets Out to Measure Just How Strong a Python Is, Using a Pressure Transducer

Science Team Sets Out to Measure Just How Strong a Python Is, Using a Pressure Transducer Our engineers help design a system that will figure out just how much deadly force a python really has.

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Technical Learning 5 Ways the Right Expertise Can Simplify the Customization Process

5 Ways the Right Expertise Can Simplify the Customization Process Pressure transducers and load cells play a critical role in ensuring the safety, reliability, and accuracy of products and processes across a wide variety of industries—including aerospace, mining, manufacturing, technology, and more.

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Case Study Load Cell Customization  A Small, But Critical Component in the World’s Brightest X-Ray Laser

Load Cell Customization A Small, But Critical Component in the World’s Brightest X-Ray Laser By modifying its standard load cells, OMEGA helps keep novel laser project on track for completion in 2018.

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Technical Learning Sensor Theory of Operation

Sensor Theory of Operation Omega is a reliable source for pressure transducers and load cells that provide high quality data in a myriad of processes.

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Case Study Custom Pressure Transducers

Custom Pressure Transducers A custom pressure transducer is a transducer that converts pressure into an analog electrical signal, often manufactured with the exact specifications required for an application.

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Technical Learning High Temperature Pressure Transducers vs. Cooling Elements

High Temperature Pressure Transducers vs. Cooling Elements Pressure measurement is often a challenging task due to the harsh environments frequently found in industrial manufacturing.

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Technical Learning Strain Gage Application Requires Quality Control Surface Preparation and Application Steps

Strain Gage Application Requires Quality Control Surface Preparation and Application Steps OMEGA Engineering offers four types of strain gages: The Karma Grid or K-Series, Precision Strain Gages, Pre-Wired Gages, Transducer Quality.

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Technical Learning Types of Load Cells

Types of Load Cells Various load cell types are preferred, relative to the needs of the laboratory or operational environment.

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Technical Learning Using Load Cells to Weigh Trucks, Trains, and Aircraft

Using Load Cells to Weigh Trucks, Trains, and Aircraft In the airline industry, weight is money. Every additional pound requires more fuel to lift, so making sure there’s enough gas in the tanks means knowing what the aircraft weighs.

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Technical Learning Installing a Load Cell: Best Practices

Installing a Load Cell: Best Practices Each load cell installation is unique. Consult a structural engineer when your application requires very high accuracy, long-term stability, custom specifications, or when using in a varied R&D environment.

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Technical Learning Understanding Deadband for Pressure Switches

Understanding Deadband for Pressure Switches A pressure switch consists of a sensing component and an electrical switch.

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Technical Learning What is a Linear Variable Differential Transformer?

What is a Linear Variable Differential Transformer? An LVDT is an electromechanical device used to convert mechanical motion or vibrations, specifically rectilinear motion, into a variable electrical current, voltage or electric signals, and the reverse.

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Product Info Pressure Transducers

Pressure Transducers A pressure transducer, often called a pressure transmitter, is a transducer that converts pressure into an analog electrical signal. Although there are various types of pressure transducers, one of the most common is the strain-gage base transducer.

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Product Info Strain Gauges

Strain Gauges A Strain gage (sometimes referred to as a Strain Gauge) is a sensor whose resistance varies with applied force; It converts force, pressure, tension, weight, etc., into a change in electrical resistance which can then be measured.

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Product Info How to Measure Acceleration?

How to Measure Acceleration? An accelerometer is a device that measures the vibration, or acceleration of motion of a structure.

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Technical Learning Understanding What’s Meant by “Intrinsically Safe”

Understanding What’s Meant by “Intrinsically Safe” Fire is a hazard in many industries. Sometimes the risk is quite evident, as when flammable gasses...

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Product Info What is a Pressure Gauge?

What is a Pressure Gauge? Pressure gauges are among the most often used instruments in a plant. But because of their great numbers, attention to maintenance--and reliability--can be compromised.

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