Calibrate Small Force Instruments With Morehouse Small Deadweight Machine

Companies worldwide rely on Morehouse for accuracy and speed. The company turns around equipment in seven to 10 business days so customers can return to work quickly and save money.

Key advantages of the SDM are:
• Unmatched accuracy; standard force values are meticulously calibrated, accounting for material density, air buoyancy, and local gravity.
• Eliminates tare weight issue; precision adapters and calibrated hangers ensure accurate measurements every time.
• Smooth, automated processes; say goodbye to vibrations and fluctuations caused by manual loading by operators.
• Efficiency boost; one operator can manage multiple SDM machines, streamlining calibration workflow and throughput.
• Versatility; the SDM is adaptable to diverse industries, from pharmaceuticals and material testing manufacturers to surgical tools and high-tech fiber production.
• Customization; Morehouse offers SDM machines with force ranges from 0.044 lb ft–44 lb ft to meet client needs.

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“At Morehouse Instrument Co., precision isn’t just a goal—it’s our promise,” says Henry Zumbrun, president. “With the SDM, we’re transforming small force calibration, ensuring accuracy, reliability, repeatability, and efficiency for your critical applications.”

• Automated mV/V data collection via Morehouse 4215 and HADI indicators (also compatible with Keysight/Agilent 34401 for voltage and current output transducers)
• An optional coupling kit, the SDM-Adapter Kit1, fits most small-capacity load cells on the market (custom adapters are also available).
• Includes software output in standard Morehouse format and Excel (consult Morehouse about customizing software to integrate with the existing process).
• Standard weights can be loaded in any combination to create custom test profiles.
• Avoid errors associated with using off-the-shelf mass-calibrated weights not calibrated for force.
• Eliminate force excursions and swinging associated with hand-loading of weights.
• True primary standard deadweight machine

(Morehouse: York, PA) — Morehouse Instrument Co., a trusted and accredited provider of force and torque measurement services for more than 100 years, is proud to introduce its new Small Deadweight Machine (SDM). Designed to address challenges of calibrating small force instruments, the SDM sets a new standard for metrology accuracy, efficiency, and versatility.

Traditional methods for calibrating small force instruments, such as stacking weights or using makeshift jigs, are time-consuming and prone to error. The SDM is Morehouse’s most compact, fully automated deadweight machine yet. Designed with interchangeable weights and cutting-edge technology, it eliminates manual weight handling and ensures calibration accuracies exceeding 0.005% of applied force.