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Vernier Structures & Materials Tester (VSMT) Troubleshooting and FAQs

Vernier Structures & Materials Tester, order code VSMT, $999
Specifications and User Guide

TROUBLESHOOTING
- Primary Test: The VSMT Force sensor will auto-ID with supported releases of software.
- Secondary Test: The VSMT Displacement sensor will not auto-ID, but can be selected from the list of digital sensors with supported releases of software.

Three experiment files are released with the supported versions of Logger Pro. The files are:
Structure Prototype - testing a single structure or beam as part of an engineering design process
Structures Comparison - running a class competition where results can be compared side-by-side
Elastic Modulus Moment of Inertia - testing a uniform beam for force and displacement in order to calculate the Modulus of Elasticity or Moment of Inertia

-Minimum software version: LP3 version 3.9, Logger Lite version 1.8, LabQuest 2 version 2.5, or LabQuest version 1.7.3

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SPECIFICATIONS
See user manual.

CALIBRATION
The VSMT Force sensor should not require calibration. A 2-point calibration is recommended if necessary.

The VSMT Displacement sensor cannot be calibrated.

RELATED VERNIER PRODUCTS
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