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Accuracy-the condition or quality of being true, correct, or exact; freedom from error or defect; precision or exactness; correctness

Analog-of or pertaining to a mechanism that represents data by measurement of a continuous physical variable, such as voltage or pressure

Avoirdupois-a system of weights used in many English-speaking countries. It is based on the pound, which contains 16 ounces or 7000 grains. 100 pounds (US) or 112 pounds (Brit) is equal to 1 hundredweight and 20 hundredweights equals 1 ton

Balance-an instrument for determining weight, typically by the equilibrium of a bar with a fulcrum at the center, from each end of which is suspended a scale or pan, one holding an object of known weight, and the other holding the object to be weighed

Base-See 'Platform'. Constructed in a range of sizes and materials depending on the intended application

Calibrate-to determine, check, or rectify the graduation of (any instrument giving quantitative measurements).

Capacity-the upper limit of what something is rated for; max load with regards to weigh scales

Carat-a measure of the weight of precious stones, esp diamonds. It was formerly defined as 3.17 grains, but the international carat is now standardized as 0.20 grams

Compression-A force that tends to shorten or squeeze something, decreasing its volume

Digital-representing data as a series of numerical values

Dimension-measurement in length, width, and thickness. Magnitude; size. Matter has dimension

Excitation-the application of voltage to an electric device such as a transducer

Foot-a unit of length, originally derived from the length of the human foot. It is divided into 12 inches and equal to 30.48 centimeters

Grain-the smallest unit of weight in most systems, originally determined by the weight of a plump grain of wheat. In the U.S. and British systems, as in avoirdupois, troy, and apothecaries' weights, the grain is identical. In an avoirdupois ounce there are 437.5 grains; in the troy and apothecaries' ounces there are 480 grains (one grain equals 0.0648 gram)

Gram-a metric unit of mass equal to one thousandth of a kilogram. It is equivalent to 15.432 grains or 0.002205 pounds

Gravity-the force of attraction by which terrestrial bodies tend to fall toward the center of the earth

Gross-total without any deductions

Hysteresis-the lag in response exhibited by a body in reacting to changes in the forces, especially magnetic forces, affecting it

Inch-a unit of length, 1/12 (0.0833) foot, equivalent to 2.54 centimeters

Indicator-an instrument that displays information indicating the condition or status of a machine or the like. Ranging from basic display only functionality to process controllers capable of equipment interfacing and system integration

ISO-International Standardization Organization

Junction-an act of joining or combining

Kilogram-The base unit of mass in the International System of Units, equal to 1,000 grams (2.2046 pounds)

Load-something to be borne or conveyed; weight

Load Cell-transducers designed for measuring applied forces. Can be summed in systems and mated & calibrated with an indicator to display real time information and/or use that information in weight based operations

Mass-a collection of incoherent particles, parts, or objects regarded as forming one body

Measure-the act or process of ascertaining the extent, dimensions, or quantity of something

Meter-the fundamental unit of length in the metric system, equivalent to 39.37 U.S. inches, originally intended to be, and being very nearly, equal to one ten-millionth of the distance from the equator to the pole measured on a meridian: defined from 1889 to 1960 as the distance between two lines on a platinum-iridium bar (the “International Prototype Meter”) preserved at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures near Paris; from 1960 to 1983 defined as 1,650,763.73 wavelengths of the orange-red radiation of krypton 86 under specified conditions; and now defined as 1/299,792,458 of the distance light travels in a vacuum in one second.

Metric-pertaining to the meter or to the metric system

Metrology-the science of weights and measures; the study of units of measurement

Net-remaining after deductions

Newton-the standard unit of force in the International System of Units (SI), equal to the force that produces an acceleration of one meter per second per second on a mass of one kilogram

Ounce-a unit of weight equal to 437.5 grains or 1/16 pound (28.35 grams) avoirdupois

Platform-a flat surface raised and separated from the surrounding area. The area where loads are placed on many types of scales

Precision-the state or quality of being precise; accuracy; exactness;mechanical or scientific exactness

Pressure-the exertion of force upon a surface by an object, fluid, etc., in contact with it

Resolution-readability as it pertains to indicator displays. Usually contingent upon cell/transducer specs. How the operating unit is divided and displayed, i.e. .01 lb

Scale-a balance or any of various other instruments or devices for weighing

Standard-something considered by an authority or by general consent as a basis of comparison; an approved model

Tare-the weight of the wrapping, receptacle, or conveyance containing goods. A deduction from the gross weight to allow for this

Tension-the act of stretching or straining

Torque-rotational force calculated as force multiplied by distance with units such as ft-lb, N-m, etc.

Traceability-having a history or line that can be followed continuously back to a source

Transducer-a device that receives a signal in the form of one type of energy and converts it to a signal in another form: A microphone is a transducer that converts acoustic energy into electrical impulses.

Uncertainty-unpredictability; indeterminacy; indefiniteness

Unit-any magnitude regarded as an independent whole; a single, indivisible entity

Weigh-to determine or ascertain the force that gravity exerts upon (a person or thing) by use of a balance, scale, or other mechanical device

Weight-the force that gravity exerts on a person or thing