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Technical Documentation for the Mass Calibration Laboratory Balance Automation



Vincent J. Lee


This report documents the development and integration of software and hardware components used for the partial automation of the mass calibration process. The software follows the measurement sequence specified by the measurement design chosen by the operator. The measurement designs are those that are typically used in the mass calibration laboratory. After the operator places a weight on the electronic balance the software automatically reads the balance and environmental transducers and their values are automatically recorded in a data file. When the measurements are done the data are processed and formatted into a file used for the mass code.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6283
Report Number


automation, mass comparator, Mass metrology, software


Lee, V. (1999), Technical Documentation for the Mass Calibration Laboratory Balance Automation, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed February 25, 2024)
Created January 1, 1999, Updated February 19, 2017