chapter  6
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Measurement of force

Force measuring instruments such as load cells, proving rings, universal testers and compression testers are used in a number of industries. A load cell transducer is the principal component in a number of industrial type weighing machines. Testing laboratories in the construction industry are heavily dependent on accurate and traceable tensile and compressive strength testers. Force measurement is performed in a number of other sectors as well, e.g. manufacture of cables, power generation, power transmission and transport.