What are the Types of Designs of the Load Cells?

A load cell is a transducer that transforms a force into an electrical signal that provides measurement of tension, compression, and shear forces. The majority tends to use strain gauges to feature low deflection and high frequency response characteristics which are advantageous to both materials testing as well as high speed load measurement applications, especially where peak forces are being monitored. Load cells are in many shapes and forms to be ideal for specific applications and loading forms. Typical designs entail S Type Load Cells, S Beam or Z Beam and Shear Beam load cells, button load cells, single point load cell, ring torsion load cells, single point load cells, through hole and pancake load cells, miniature load cells, platform load cells, and digital load cells. These designs are particularly used in either compression, tension and compression or tension configurations and are available in many standard, low profile or miniature load cell designs:

  • Compression load cells: Compression load cells such as the Sherborne Sensors are usually single point, shear beam, pancake or platform designs and usually have an integral button design.
  • Tension load cells: Tension load cells such as the Sherborne Sensors SS4000 entail S beam and Z beam and are used in application where the force is determined with the suspension of the load cell. If you want to keen to learn about donut load cells, click here.

  • Compression or tension load cells: Compression or tension load cells such as the Sherborne Sensors SS 5000 can be used for applications where the load is subject to vary from tension to compression.

Applications where load cells are actually used in:

Load cells are also widely used in famous applications. We have listed them below as follows:

  1. Aerospace

Load cells are used in aerospace for flight control force measurement, ejector seat force and internal engine forces measurements

  1. Paper mill

Load cells are used in paper mills to bear the force load cells in order to monitor and maintain accurate roller tension

  1. Marine

Load cells are used in marine industry to hoist the loads, towing forces, platform retention, and mooring loads and systems.

  1. Civil engineering

Load cells are used in civil engineering for vehicle or crane load monitoring, bridge lifting or weighting, and earthquake force monitoring.

  1. Pharmaceutical industry

Load cells are used in pharmaceutical industry to control the compressive forces in between the tablet manufacture in between infinite cycles.

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