2018 Year End Review – Wheel Force Transducers

Michigan Scientific Corp (MSC) has had an astounding year for the Wheel Force Transducer (WFT) product line. WFTs are an ideal tool for measuring the three forces and three moments on a large variety of vehicles. We have made many Read More …

Michigan Scientific Instrumentation Services

Did you know that we strive to go above and beyond just providing quality instrumentation to our customers? We offer product rental opportunities as well as provide full instrumentation, data acquisition, and testing services. With extensive experience in instrumenting and testing 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 …

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 …

How are tubular slip ring assemblies used in drive shaft testing?

Many common applications require a standard, end of shaft slip ring assembly to make rotating electrical connections for sensor measurements. However, there are applications that are more complex and require a different test set-up. These situations may have limited, or 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 …

High Channel Count Slip Ring Assemblies for Fan and Turbine Measurements

Turbines and fans require reliable rotary data transmission in any environment. Slip ring assemblies are often used to test the strain or temperature of the blades in a testing situation. In these applications, there is often a significant amount of Read More …

Using Slip Ring Assemblies in Limited Space Applications

One of the most common issues we see with customer applications, is that they have a limited amount of space for testing equipment. Often times, customers are trying to take strain or temperature measurements directly in an engine, in robot Read More …

Guest Blogger: Measuring Radial Forces in Bolted Joints

Today we have a guest blogger, engineer Gunnar Johnson, writing about measuring radial forces in bolted joints. Lets find out more about how Michigan Scientific’s custom shear pin transducers can help you with your vehicle design. Dynamic Vehicle Modeling Dynamic Read More …

How Slip Rings Are Used to Measure Torque

Not all testing situations have to be complicated. Some of the most useful tests actually have a simple set up. Michigan Scientific end of shaft slip ring assemblies are commonly used in simple tests to measure torque in a pulley Read More …