Force and Moment Load Platform

Three Axis Load Cells are a valuable tool for measuring real world forces in dynamic systems. They can be easily inserted into a machine or vehicle using custom adapters because of their compact size. When large moment loads are expected, a load platform can be Read More …

Miniature 3 Axis Load Cell

Miniature Load Cells Load cells are ideal for measuring forces in a broad range of applications. They output a signal proportional to the mechanical force applied to a system.  Because load cells are often designed to handle heavy loads, they Read More …

What is a Strain Gauge and How Does it Work?

What do strain gauges measure? The first thing to understand when discussing strain gauges is what they measure.  A strain gauge is a sensor whose measured electrical resistance varies with changes in strain. Strain is the deformation or displacement of Read More …

Load Cells in Medical and Pharmaceutical Applications

Michigan Scientific Corporation’s (MSC) Load Cells can be used in a wide variety of applications. From high loads with heavy equipment, to precise, small load changes in delicate applications, MSC Load Cells are the ideal measurement tool for a large Read More …

Engine Mount Measurement Case Study

Michigan Scientific (MSC) offers innovative, precise, and diverse testing solutions, meaning there are suitable MSC testing products for every application. The load cell is one product frequently used in industrial applications that require the measurement of forces and moments. Michigan Read More …

Mark Your Calendars! | Attending SIAT This Week

We are very excited to attend the 2019 Symposium on International Automotive Technology (SIAT) on 16-18, January at the Oxford Golf Resort – Hill Top in Pune, India! Visit us at booths 68, 69, and 70 to speak with a distinguished Read More …

What does a Six Axis Load Cell do?

Having the right tools for a job is essential for being able to get the desired results from a test. A single point load cell is used to measure forces in a single direction. For more complex force measurements, a multi-axis Read More …

Finding Coefficient of Friction Using Three Directional Load Cells

Now more than ever, safety is one of the most important aspects of vehicle manufacturing. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) continue to improve, making vehicles safer every year. Sensors and systems for braking, traction control, and handling help drivers maintain Read More …

Using Load Cells for Engine Mount Measurements

Today’s modern engine compartments are optimized to consume nearly every cubic inch of space under the hood.  This limited space makes it difficult to add instrumentation that measure engine and transmission mount forces, without compromising the engine position.  Michigan Scientific Read More …

Measuring Forces and Moments Using Three Axis Load Cells

Sometimes getting the perfect measurements may require getting creative with your testing set-up. One of the easiest ways to elevate your test is by combining multiple instruments. The Michigan Scientific Three Axis Load Cells (TR3Ds) are compact transducers that measure Read More …