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Automation and Upgrade of the 27.1 kN Dead Weight Machine at the National Institute of Standards and Technology

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Author(s)

Kevin L. Chesnutwood, Samuel L. Ho

Abstract

This paper focuses on the automation and upgrades performed on the 27.1 kN (6100 lbf) dead weight machine located at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Of the six dead weight machines maintained at NIST, this was the only machine that was not automated under the original automation program in the 1980 s. The approach used to automate this machine is detailed and compared to the original automation systems used on the other five dead weight machines.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7309
Report Number
7309

Keywords

automation, dead weight, force

Citation

Chesnutwood, K. and Ho, S. (2006), Automation and Upgrade of the 27.1 kN Dead Weight Machine at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.IR.7309 (Accessed June 25, 2024)

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Created April 24, 2006, Updated November 10, 2018