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Measuring the Recoil Force from a Gun

Measuring the Recoil Force from a Gun
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Dr. Mattew Hall, a faculty member in the Thermal/Fluids Systems program in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas,&n...
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Measuring thrust forces exerted by quadcopter rotors or propellers

Measuring thrust forces exerted by quadcopter rotors or propellers

Are you a drone or quadcopter enthusiast?  Trying to build your own kick-ass quadcopter that will soar high and move fast?  Then you need to really understand the thrust characteristics of your motors and make sure it can generate enough thrust to provide sufficient lift and forward movement. 

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Safety is not expensive, it is Priceless!

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Until we get everyone vaccinated, we need to keep everyone safe. But How?

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NASA uses our S-Beam Load Cells with USB Output to Test Forces on a Parachute

NASA uses our S-Beam Load Cells with USB Output to Test Forces on a Parachute

NASA Ames Research center used two of our RAS1 S-Beam Load Cells and one RES2 S-Beam Jr. Load Cell with matching DI-1000U 24-bit USB Load Cell Interfaces and our LV-4000 software to measure the forces acting on a parachute during a test conducted in the giant wind tunnel facility.

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Load Cells with USB, UART, & Analog 0-5V Output shown in various configurations

Load Cells with USB, UART, & Analog 0-5V Output shown in various configurations

The iLoad Pro load cell is one of the family of load cells that use capacitive measurement techniques to measure forces or loads.  Unlike traditional strain gauge load cells, these capacitive load cells do not use resistive strain gauges that are bonded to a metal member.  Instead it uses two capacitive plates separated by a gap as the sensing element.

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Pancake Load Cells to Test Aircraft Wings, Flaps & Landing Gear

Pancake Load Cells to Test Aircraft Wings, Flaps & Landing Gear

An innovative aircraft startup company trying to build a long range passenger jet with several times the range of currently available jets used our RAL1 Pancake Load Cells with USB Output to perform performance and strength testing of the wing and flaps as well as get a profile of the weight distribution of the wing during manufacture.  

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StockVUE - an IoT Solution making Inventory Count Itself

StockVUE - an IoT Solution making Inventory Count Itself

Customers want what they want and they want it NOW. In this era of hyper competition, having the right product, in the right quantity, at the right pl...
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USB Force Sensor helps to train volunteers to do CPR

USB Force Sensor helps to train volunteers to do CPR

At least one in ten of us, in our lifetime, will see a family member, friend, or acquaintance have a cardiac arrest.  If the victim of a cardiac arrest or stroke has to wait for the Ambulance to show up and a paramedic to start CPR, the outlook for surviving the attach and full recovery is bleak.

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Digital Pressure Measurement Solution to build a Ski Characterization Tool

Digital Pressure Measurement Solution to build a Ski Characterization Tool

Cross country racing skis are usually hand built, which can lead to significant variations between individual skis even within the same model. These variations can have a huge impact on performance, so the ability to identify which skis have the highest quality and best characteristics is vital for high level athletes and technicians when selecting skis. 

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Digital Tank Weighing Solution

Digital Tank Weighing Solution
Tank Weighing Solution using iWeigh Scales with USB or WiFi Output Many applications require different amounts of liquids and solids to be mixed into ...
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