The following glossary should serve as disambiguation and description of terms used on this website.
|Degree to which the result of measurement conforms to the correct value
|Effective force Feff
|Feff, Fe, average force during time Tp
|Also referred to as: opening width
|Referred to a set of parameters and limit values that define the execution of measurements and the way the results are tested; basis of guidelines are standards
|Mean reactive force
|Arithmetical mean value of the effective forces
|Fp, Fmax, maximum force to be found during the measurement
|FE, mean value of effective forces, measured sequentially at the same measuring point (also referred to as: closing force/ clamping force)
|Tp, time between t1 and t2, where t1 marks rise above the threshold and t2 marks fall below the threshol
|Fk, force one second after fall below or five seconds after rise above the trigger threshold (whichever occurs first)
|Distance piece for realising different gap width
|Necessary force to compress/ pull a spring a certain amount; here Newton per mm (also referred to as: deflection rate for a spring)
|General term for a directive for measuring and evaluating the pinch force, these can be laws, European standards etc.
|Ft, the trigger threshold triggers the measurement