Calibration and repair industrial facility, serving all countries across the world, is equipped with a range of load cell calibration test rigs up to 350t/770,000lbs.
All types of load cells, dynamometers, crane scales and other force sensors maybe calibrated and certified including Mantracourt, Strainstall, JCM Scotload, Dillon, Tractel, Eilon Engineering, Red Rooster , Elite Transducers, Yale and many more – as well as our own brand.
It is important load systems used to measure and monitor forces across industry are optimised for peak accuracy, providing predictable output to recognised standards.
The Straightpoint facility is able to apply and exert a wide spectrum of loads and forces - from the tiniest force levels to the equivalent of many hundreds of tonnes – to test and calibrate load cells and force sensors supplied by clients.
Machines installed at the Straightpoint facility are UKAS ISO 17025 traceable rigs, Class 0.5 standard and certified by the National Physical
Laboratory in London.
For the purposes of industrial calibration, load testing is
carried out over six force bands:
Load cells tend to become unstable or drift for a variety of reasons. Factors that can adversely affect function include gradual degrading of the load cell, instrumentation fault development, cabling and termination, electrical influence and mechanical effects.
Failure to inspect or clean load cells is a significant factor that can lead to operational, functional and calibration issues. Particulate matter can build up around load cells and load cell mounts over time, even in clean environments.
Outdoor load systems face more variable-to-extreme conditions. Weigh systems such as crane scales are subject to inclement and seasonal changeable weather, leading to problems developing in previously accurate load cells. A typical problem might be with connected load cell drains that can cause force sensor failure over time.
Important Warning: When a load system fails to function, not delivering any force measurement or monitoring information, do not simply disconnect the system.
An investigation of the full load system is normally required to ensure return to safe and high performance operation. Simple re-calibration of a single faulty load cell within a system may have dangerous effects leading to mechanical failure.
Straightpoint offers world class aftersales, care and calibration and is committed to a two-three day turn round, endeavouring to calibrate, certify and despatch equipment to any international location worldwide, within two working days of receipt.
Calibration technicians in our service department are always available to discuss client requirements and related load cell and force measurement issues.