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) - 7309Report Number:
NIST Pub Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Pub Type: NIST Pubs
automation, dead weight, force