Fast electromagnetic balance

C.H. Massen, J.A. Poulis, E. Robens, R. Roverato

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Instead of reading the equilibrium value, the deflection of the balance as a function time can be measured and the equation of motion can be used to calculate the unknown torque T and to relate the other quantities in the equation to the actual instrument-constants. In this way, balance reading could be much faster and weighing errors due to faulty instrument and environmental influences can be smaller than those in equilibrium position. This enables the use of microbalances for the observation of fast chemical or thermal processes and to use it as fast checkweigher for control of sorting machines. In the present paper we present results from calculations of a simulation procedure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-51
JournalJournal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003


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