The main parameters necessary for the definition of a calibration are as follows:

  • Identification of the force transducer and the instruments connected to it, including the connecting cables;
  • The direction of the transducer's use : tension and/or compression;
  • The nature and characteristics of the mechanical interfaces used for the application of forces;
  • The calibration range defined by minimum and maximum forces applied;
  • Application of increasing loads only, or increasing and decreasing loads;
  • Loading conditions for the transducer:
    • Possible pre-loading
    • Waiting time in order to stabilize the force
    • Relaxation time between two load series
    • Etc.
  • Calibration uncertainty or the accuracy level sought.

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