Loading accessories

In order to verify the force sensors used in calibration or reference machines, loading wedges are employed to transmit the load to the measuring instrument. In the case of a wedge with two flat surfaces, to avoid any errors during the test they must be flat and parallel. In addition, the pressure on the machine trays must remain at less than 100 N / mm². If necessary, it is possible to install intermediate plates with a force application diameter large enough to better distribute the pressure. Ideally, the effective height of a mounting compression accessory must be greater than or equal to half of the force application diameter of the latter. In addition, the cavity diameter of the accessory should be 0.1 to 0.2 mm greater than the diameter of the force-transmitting motor element to allow this part to be centred in the accessory without generating side contact between both parts.