Multi-capacity load cell prototype
This article illustrates an advanced approach in force measurement standards. It gives a spot on the design, manufacturing and evaluation for a prototype of force transducer with multi-capacity. This prototype has three adjustable capacities (5kN, 10kN and 15kN) and works on compression mode. The introduced design offers a comparative load cell looking forward to replace three force transducers with the same capacities (5kN, 10kN and 15kN) which are commercially available. Experimental results reveal satisfactory agreements with that calculated with analytical method and results simulated using finite element techniques. The detailed metrological characteristics of this multi-capacity load cell will be published later.
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