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Balance Calibration Lab Photo Gallery

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Balance Calibration Lab Photo Gallery

Different Sizes of Task/Able Multi-piece Balances Different Sizes of Task Able Multi-piece Balances
Task/Able multi-piece or two-piece balance consists of a inner rod and a outer shell joined by strain-gage flexures (or internal gages of balance normal, roll moment, axial). Howard Ward of Task/Able ...
 


Different Sizes of Task Able Multi-piece Balances Different Sizes of Task Able Multi-piece Balances
Task/Able multi-piece or two-piece balance consists of a inner rod and a outer shell joined by strain-gage flexures (or internal gages of balance normal, roll moment, axial). Howard Ward of Task/Able ...
 


Cutaway Drawings of Task/Able Multi-piece Balances. Cutaway Drawings of Task/Able Multi-piece Balances.
Task/Able multi-piece or two-piece balance consists of a inner rod and a outer shell joined by strain-gage flexures (or internal gages of balance normal, roll moment, axial). Howard Ward of Task/Able ...
 


Cutaway Drawings of Task/Able Multi-piece Balances. Cutaway Drawings of Task/Able Multi-piece Balances
Task/Able multi-piece or two-piece balance consists of a inner rod and a outer shell joined by strain-gage flexures (or internal gages of balance normal, roll moment, axial). Howard Ward of Task/Able ...
 


Inside the Task Multi-piece Balance Inside the Task Multi-piece Balance
Task/Able multi-piece or two-piece balance consists of a inner rod and a outer shell joined by strain-gage flexures (or internal gages of balance normal, roll moment, axial). Howard Ward of Task/Able ...
 


Inside the Task Multi-piece Balance Inside the Task Multi-piece Balance
Task/Able multi-piece or two-piece balance consists of a inner rod and a outer shell joined by strain-gage flexures (or internal gages of balance normal, roll moment, axial). Howard Ward of Task/Able ...
 


Balance Calibration Lab Photo Gallery Different Sizes of Task/Able Multi-piece Balances photo of different sizes of multi-piece balances photo of different sizes of multi-piece balances Cutaway Drawings of Task/Able Multi-piece Balances cutaway illustration of Able multi-piece balance cutaw Inside the Task Multi-piece Balance
Task/Able multi-piece or two-piece balance consists of a inner rod and a outer shell joined by strain-gage flexures (or internal gages of balance normal, roll moment, axial). Howard Ward of Task/Able ...
 


Inside the Task Multi-piece Balance Inside the Task Multi-piece Balance
Task/Able multi-piece or two-piece balance consists of a inner rod and a outer shell joined by strain-gage flexures (or internal gages of balance normal, roll moment, axial). Howard Ward of Task/Able ...
 


N1 gage element N1 gage element
Closeup view N1 gage element front and side. Strain gage attached to portion which senses stress in one alignment only. Gage, minus wiring, from a 1.5 inch Mk2 balance that was dis-assembled (other fl...
 


View of a 2.5 View of a 2.5 inch Mk40 balance showing front plate of balance
Note that N+ arrow is not exactly aligned with gages. Balance is mounted on a 2.5" to 4" taper adapter. Cross-hash portion are contacts to model or calibration body. Dual allen-wrench bolts hold gage ...
 


Ames MC400 (floor) Balance Ames MC400 (floor) Balance
Ames has a small inventory of floor balances designed for use of semi-span wind tunnel models. This is one of them shown installed in model preparation room.
 


Ames MC400 (floor) Balance Ames MC400 (floor) Balance
Ames has a small inventory of floor balances designed for use of semi-span wind tunnel models. This is one of them shown installed in model preparation room.
 


View of data acquistion system. This PC contains load schedule to drive the control system mentioned above. Gage outputs are measured from a HP3458 precision voltmeter. Sandberg Serrell Automated Balance Calibration Machine
View of data acquistion system. This PC contains load schedule to drive the control system mentioned above. Gage outputs are measured from a HP3458 precision voltmeter.
 


Sandberg Serrell Automated Balance Calibration Machine Sandberg Serrell Automated Balance Calibration Machine
Front view showing weight pans with various weights for each six gages (weight pans no longer used and are in locked position).
 


Sandberg Serrell Automated Balance Calibration Machine Sandberg Serrell Automated Balance Calibration Machine
Closeup view of weight pans of Sandberg Serrell machine.

 


Sandberg Serrell Automated Balance Calibration Machine Sandberg Serrell Automated Balance Calibration Machine
Control system with Compumotors operated from HP3852 system running HP "Rocky Mountain Basic" program) and data acquisition system for Bal Cal machine seen on left. In background is Transmetrics Balan...
 


Sandberg Serrell Automated Balance Calibration Machine illustration. Sandberg Serrell Automated Balance Calibration Machine
Here is a 1951 illustration of proposed balance calibration machine as drawn by George Brown (BSME from Caltech 1949), project and design engineer of this system for Sandberg Serrell Consulting Engine...
 


Autoloader for use on Handload Balance Calibrations Autoloader for use on Handload Balance Calibrations
Autoloader for use on handload balance calibrations which can apply up to 2200 lbs in 200 lb increments.

 


Autoloader for use on Handload Balance Calibrations Autoloader for use on Handload Balance Calibrations
Instead of rigging and swinging individual weights bottom tray of autoloader lowers to apply interlocking weights as needed.
 


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