Calibration of Load Cell

TECHNICAL OBJECTIVE

The objective of this assignment is to calibrate a load cell and optical encoder.  Calibration coefficients will be determined for both sensors, and compared to values given by the manufacturer.  The calibration coefficients, called sensitivities, will be used in other experiments.


MATERIALS NEEDED

A. 780g Load Cell

B. 5kg Load Cell

C. 3/4" Thumbscrew

D. Thumbscrew Spacer (x2)

E. Hanger Bolt Assembly

F. Large Wing Nut

G. Digital Scale

H. 7/16" Spanner Wrench

I. 5/32 Hex Wrench


SET-UP VIDEO