On-line Magazine 'Sensors & Transducers' (S&T e-Digest)
(ISSN 1726- 5479)
Vol. 71, Issue 9, September 2006, pp. 686-691
Make Your Own Plug-and-Play Load Cell System and Eliminate Costly User Errors
Dr. Raymond B. SEPE, Jr.,
Electro Standards Laboratories
36 Western Industrial Drive, Cranston, RI 02921, USA
Telephone: 1-401-943-1164, fax: 1-401-946-5790
Received: 24 May 2006 /Accepted: 20 September 2006 /Published: 25 September 2006
Abstract. It is advantageous to have an efficient instrument that can automatically identify the load cell that is being attached to it and self-install the proper calibration data. When a new load cell is connected to the instrument, the appropriate calibration factors need to be installed in the instrument. Manual data entry or selecting from a database of stored calibration parameters introduces the possibility of user error. Loading the wrong parameters for a load cell, or corrupting the existing calibration data can lead to erroneous results and costly re-calibration expenses. An easy way to make a plug-and-play load cell system is presented in this paper.
Keywords: Load cell, Force measurements, TEDS, Transducer Electronic Datasheet, Calibration
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