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Advantages of Mechanical Instruments | disadvantages of Mechanical Instruments

This page covers advantages and disadvantages of Mechanical Instruments. It mentions Mechanical Instruments advantages or benefits and Mechanical Instruments disadvantages or drawbacks.

Introduction:
Instruments having moving parts which are rigid, bulky, heavy and can not respond quickly for the measurements under dynamic/transient conditions are known as Mechanical Instruments.

Benefits or advantages of Mechanical Instruments

Following are the benefits or advantages of Mechanical Instruments:
➨Relatively cheaper in cost
➨More durable due to rugged construction
➨Simple in design and easy to use
➨No external power supply required for operation
➨Reliable and accurate for measurement of stable and time invariant quantity

Drawbacks or disadvantages of Mechanical Instruments

Following are the disadvantages of Mechanical Instruments:
➨Poor frequency response to transient and dynamic measurements
➨Large force required to overcome mechanical friction
➨Incompatible when remote indication and control needed
➨Cause noise pollution


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