Load cell

A load cell or force sensor is a device that converts force or load into an electrical signal; a set of digital bathroom scales will likely use at least one load cell. There are many different types of weighing sensors, but ours are strain gauge load cells. The load cell itself is a mechanical structure designed so that part of it deforms linearly in proportion to the force or load applied. This part of the load cell is provided with strain gauges. A strain gauge is a resistance device that changes its resistance when stretched; this converts the physical parameter (the mechanical expansion of the load cell) into an electrical signal.

Load cells are used in all applications where you need to measure a load or force. Everything from weighing a truck (on a weighbridge) to measuring the force required to insert one component into another. Load cells (or force sensors) are very often used in conjunction with LVDT transducers so that the properties of a test object can be measured (i.e. how far it extends for a given force).

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  • Model 13 Compression Load Cell
    Model 13 Compression Load Cell
  • Model 31 Tension / Compression Universal Load Cell
    Model 31 Tension/Compression Universal Load Cell
  • Model 34 Tension / Compression Universal Load Cel
    Model 34 Tension/Compression Universal Load Cel
  • Model 41 Tension / Compression Universal Load Cell
    Model 41 Tension/Compression Universal Load Cell
  • Model 43 Compression Load Cell
    Model 43 Compression Load Cell
  • Model 45 Tension / Compression Universal Load Cell
    Model 45 Tension/Compression Universal Load Cell
  • Model 47 Tension / Compression Universal Load Cell
    Model 47 Tension/Compression Universal Load Cell
  • Model 53 Compression Load Cell
    Model 53 Compression Load Cell
  • Model 73 Compression Load Cell
    Model 73 Compression Load Cell
  • Model 75 Tension / Compression Universal Load Cell
    Model 75 Tension/Compression Universal Load Cell
  • Model D Through-Hole Compression Load Cell
    Model D Through-Hole Compression Load Cell
  • Model LFH-7i Compression Load Cell
    Model LFH-7i Compression Load Cell
  • Model MPB Compression Load Cell
    Model MPB Compression Load Cell
  • Model RF Tension Load Cell
    Model RF Tension Load Cell
  • Model RLC Compression Load Cell
    Model RLC Compression Load Cell
  • Model RLS Single-Point Compression Load Cell
    Model RLS Single-Point Compression Load Cell
  • Model RLU Tension / Compression Universal Load Cell
    Model RLU Tension/Compression Universal Load Cell
  • Model RM Tension Load Cell
    Model RM Tension Load Cell
  • Model TH Through-Hole Compression Load Cell
    Model TH Through-Hole Compression Load Cell
  • Model UG Tension / Compression Universal Load Cell
    Model UG Tension/Compression Universal Load Cell
  • Modular 600 Multi-Channel Signal Conditioning System
    Modular 600 Multi-Channel Signal Conditioning System