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Through Zero Co-Linear Load Cell - Smart Award

Novatech Measurements has been given the DTI Smart Award for research and development of a design principle whereby 'through zero shift ' is eliminated when loadcells are reversed loaded. 'Through zero drift' is minute and in most applications is insignificant to the end user.

However, material and precision structure test laboratories are looking for material or mechanical effects to a degree of resolution whereby 'through zero shift' can be confused with mechanical play (backlash) or hysteresis. Novatech have built a combination deadweight and hydraulic transfer rig which enables full reverse loading of a specimen loadcell under calibration without the need to disturb the loadcell fixings.

A 'through zero' co-linear loadcell design is due for test this Summer and is subject of an international patent application.

For more infromation, please contact:

NovaTech Measurements Ltd.
83 Castleham Road, St Leonards on Sea TN38 9NT
Tel: +44(0)1424 852744
Fax: +44(0)1424 853002

October 2002

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