Force Measurement Systems

Some types of equipment require their components to use a certain amount of force to run properly. In these cases, you will need a device to measure the force to ensure smooth operation. A force measurement system uses a transducer, which is a device that is put under physical stimulus and then translates that into a measurable quantity through a known formula. The transducer works in tandem with other components that will display the output of the transducer, usually some form of dial gauge or digital computer readout. The gauge or readout will indicate the output of the object in units of force. Force measurement systems are used in the aerospace industry to measure the thrust of gas turbine engines. They can also be used in the telecommunications industry to measure tension when laying various fiber optic cables. Worcester Scale offers a variety of major brands such as Chatillon and Dillon.